The Centennial Rodeo Opry - January 19, 2019
Susan Reid, Heather Carpenter, Curtis Kaanapu, Wes Fowler, Tammy Bach
2221 Exchange Ave
Oklahoma City, OK, 73108
Gene Stroman began performing at the Oklahoma Opry in 1979 with The Sunshine
Boys group out of Dallas, TX.
In the mid 1980's he was crowned Grand Champion of the popular Nashville
Network Program "You Can Be A Star"
This achievement landed him a recording contract with Capitol Records. He
had two singles released both landing on Billboards Hot 100 Country
Charts. "The Goodbye Song" charted at #53 and "Don't Feel Like A Cowboy
Tonight" charted at 77. With a 30 plus year relationship with the Oklahoma
and Rodeo Opry, Gene counts it a blessing every time he receives a call to
Susan Reid will tell you she has the perfect trifecta when it comes to the job titles she carries. She is truly doing the three things she loves ~ teaching and performing music, working as a specialized Disney travel agent, but most importantly being Mom to two amazing children. It just doesn’t get much more magical.
Born and raised in Oklahoma, country music has always been near and dear to her heart. She comes from a family of musicians, so being on a stage and in the spotlight is something that Susan has always enjoyed.
Susan is a born performer and took her first lead role on stage at the age of 7 as Chicken Little. Over the years throughout her childhood she would sing, dance and act in choirs, show choirs, musicals, and anything else she could audition for. She toured with her church taking musicals across the U.S. including a show in Nashville, Tennessee. All of this led to her decision to pursue a degree in music.
She attended Northeastern State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education with a double major in voice and piano. She performed in every music outlet possible during her time in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. During this time she won an Oklahoma Star Search contest for vocal performance with a country music song. This led to her performing in a local country music show for two seasons…just a few years ahead of Carrie Underwood who came to join the same venue. She also performed in ‘Take Me Back To Tulsa’ and absolutely fell in love with Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys and all of the western music of his time! Performing these classics on an old time microphone during the show made it even better! Susan then went on to continue her music education at the University of Oklahoma and perform with the graduate choral ensembles.
Susan’s favorite musical role over the years was that of Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods. She also enjoys the fact that she performed in The Music Man in high school and then went on to direct it in the high school setting many years later.
Susan has also spent many hours writing and recording music. When Susan decided to raise a family, she took a step back from actively performing in large live productions. During this time she focused on teaching voice and piano and singing in weddings and at local gigs. She also takes groups of children from the nearby schools to sing at nursing homes during the holidays and enjoys singing the National Anthem at local events. But, she is back in full force performing, writing and now joining the Centennial Rodeo Opry. Susan resides in Oklahoma City and is thankful to be so close to Stockyards City. The opportunity to be back on stage singing country music with the Opry has her feeling right at home.
$7.50 - $15.00
Adults - $15.00
Children 7 -12 years - $7.50
Children 6 years & younger - FREE
*Call box office for military discounts and ADA seating