Thursday, August 07, 2014
Country Music Star Lisa Brokop Opens Horizon Stage’s 2014/2015 Season
Five Time Canadian Country Music Award-Winner to perform on Friday, September 5
As an exciting last minute addition to Horizon Stage’s calendar, Lisa Brokop's concert on Friday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. doesn't appear in our new season brochure. But who could say no to the opportunity to present Lisa Brokop?
In a day and age when many artists barely flicker for a moment before fading out of the spotlight, Lisa Brokop is set to celebrate 25 remarkable years of singing, songwriting, and performing professionally. Born in 1973, Lisa’s love affair with performing began when she very young. Even as a baby, it was clear to her family that she was special—she was singing before she could talk! Growing up in suburban Vancouver, she joined her musical mother and brother on stage to perform everything from polkas to Kenny Rogers’ classics when she was 7. By age 12 Lisa was sitting in with other Vancouver bands, then went professional at age 15 and joined a touring band. A year later she began her solo career, releasing “Daddy Sing To Me”, the first of a string of successful singles 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, she was signed to Capitol Records.
Lisa released three more albums in the 1990s, toured, and had a string of hits including “Give Me a Ring Sometime”, “Take That”, “How Do I Let Go”, and “Better off Broken”. The release of her Canadian independent album, Undeniable, in 2000, earned her a series of CCMA Awards, including two for Independent Song of the Year, and three consecutive wins for Independent Female Artist of the Year. Lisa released albums in 2005 and 2008 and married fellow country artist Paul Jefferson in May of 2008. The couple began performing and recording together as The Jeffersons.
Lisa has charted over 20 singles in Canada and the United States. Her songs have been recorded by Reba McEntire, Terri Clark and Pam Tillis. Now, as she prepares to release her eighth solo album Lisa is able to reflect with a perspective that brings a smile to her face. Her musical journey has included twists and turns and ups and downs – but it’s been a great ride… and it’s far from over!
Tickets to see Lisa Brokop at Horizon Stage on Friday, September 5 are $40 for adults, and $35 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave) or by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090. Tickets can also be bought online at www.horizonstage.com by clicking on the ‘Tickets’ link.