Top local and regional bands play in the Lounge every Sunday. Today’s featured band is Darlene and the Boys.
From 9 to 90, people of all ages enjoy the musical sounds and fun of Darlene and the Boys! If the rhythmic sounds of this band doesn’t light your fire…well….then your wood is still wet!
Each member of this versatile band has performed or opened shows with numerous national acts through the years. They are truly veterans of the stage offering a vast array of all time great hits of yesterday, and some of the biggest hits of today. With Darlene and the Boys you’ll hear songs made famous by Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Eric Clapton, Linda Ronstadt, Loretta Lynn, Patty Loveless, George Jones, Lady Anntebellum and Miranda Lambert to name just a few. Plus the fun and exciting fiddle and guitar instrumentals!
Darlene Nelson is an award-winning vocalist who has captured numerous prestigious honors, including weekly winner of the “BE A STAR” talent show in Nashville, Tennessee. She also advanced all the way to the finals in the Tony James “That’s Show Biz Talent Show” in Branson, MO.
Darlene has appeared with Grand Ole Opry performers numerous times on the Ernest Tubb Record Shop “Midnight Jamboree Show,” which airs live on the “legend” 650 WSM. She has also performed at many notable establishments in Nashville including the Opryland Hotel, the Nashville Palace and Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge.
Darlene recorded a full album, The Nashville Sessions, at Hilltop Studios, one of the finest recording facilities in and around Nashville. The album was produced by Mike Johnson (ace steel guitar session player). Mike also performed on the album.
In 2013, Darlene was chosen from more than 2,500 acts to perform on the Shotgun Red Variety Show in Nashville, Tennessee. This show is broadcast on the RFD TV Network and seen by over 1.5 million viewers on DISH NETWORK, DIRECT TV and other cable systems. Darlene’s show is aired in May/June 2013.