Award-winner singer coming for President’s Day concert

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Mary Kaye, an award-winning entertainer, will play with local musicians Mariam Funke and Doug Figgs at the Old Town Bistro at 7 p.m. on Presidents Day, Monday.

Mary Kaye is an award-winning Western entertainer. Her music is deeply rooted in the western landscape that is an integral part of her life. She was born in Texas, raised in Mississippi and as a young woman “moved out West and married her a cowboy.”

Her husband’s family has deep Western roots that go back six generations. Mary Kaye now resides on an old pioneer homestead in a small town in central Utah with her husband and family.

Recently, Mary Kaye was recognized by True West Magazine as Best Solo Musician of the Year. She, along with cowboy poet Les Buffham, was awarded the 2012 Song of the Year award from the Western Music Association. In addition, she is the Academy of Western Artists’ 2011 Western Female Performer of the Year and the Western Music Association’s 2010 Female Vocalist of the Year.

Mary Kaye’s latest album, “No Wilder Place,” has received excellent reviews in Western Horseman, American Cowboy, and The Western Way magazines. In addition, “No Wilder Place” made the No. 1 spot on the western music charts on its debut. Her 2010 release, “Clean Outta Luck,” went as high as No. 4, rode the charts for 12 months, and garnered a Song of the Year nomination. Mary Kaye’s previous album, “The Real Thing,” was partially recorded in Nashville. It contains 13 original songs and launched her career as an award-winning singer-songwriter.

Mary Kaye tours extensively and in 2012 performed in 11 Western states. For further information about Mary Kaye, visit www.marykayeknaphus.com.