Hot on the heels of The Patsy Cline Project, comes Lisa Brokop’s brand new show, Legendary Ladies of Country! This presentation features songs from many of the greatest female country singers of our time including Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Tanya Tucker, and Emmylou Harris. Lisa will tell stories about what these songs have meant to her and the influences that these ladies have had on her career. And, Lisa’s fans will enjoy hearing a few of her own hits as well! Originally scheduled for one show on Friday, September 28, tickets have sold so well (Friday is almost sold out) that Horizon Stage has added a second Legendary Ladies of Country performance on Monday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m.
In a day and age when many artists flicker for a moment before fading out of the spotlight, Lisa Brokop has spent over 20 remarkable years singing, songwriting and performing. What’s the secret to her success? “I love what I do,” she says. “Every note I sing, whether in the studio or from the stage, is true. It hasn’t always been an easy road. There have been many curves, bumps and detours. But really, it is the love of the music that motivates each step I take in the business. It keeps me moving forward. And I think fans feel and appreciate that love.”
Lisa’s love affair with performing began when she was very young. Even as a baby, it was clear that she was special—she was singing before she could talk! Growing up in suburban Vancouver, she joined her mother and brother on stage when she was seven, performing everything from polkas to Kenny Rogers’ classics. By age 12 Lisa was sitting in with other Vancouver bands, going professional at age 15 when she joined a touring band. A year later she began her solo career, releasing “Daddy Sing To Me”, the first successful single from her independent debut album, My Love, in 1991.
At the age of 19, Lisa landed the lead female role in the feature film Harmony Cats. The movie, in which she played a country singer who leaves home in search of a big break in Nashville, proved to be prophetic. Shortly after filming wrapped, and on the strength of her very first Nashville showcase, Lisa was signed to Capitol Records.
Lisa has had a string of hits including “Give Me a Ring Sometime”, “Take That”, “How Do I Let Go”, “Better off Broken”. “Let it Burn”, and “Love Me If You Can”. She has earned multiple CCMA Awards, including two for Independent Song of the Year, and three for Independent Female Artist of the Year. To date she has released nine albums and her songs have been recorded by Reba McEntire, Terri Clark, and Pam Tillis.
Lisa’s first tribute show, The Patsy Cline Project, sold out two performances and was a huge hit at Horizon Stage in 2016 and staff and fans are happy to welcome her back! Tickets for Legendary Ladies of Country are $40 for Adults and $35 for Students and Seniors and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through Ticketpro.ca.