Little Texas

3 #1 HITS – 8 Top 5 Songs | America’s Favorite Rockin’ Country Band that went big time in the 1990s

March 3 at 7:30 p.m. | Sondheim Theater

LITTLE TEXAS was conceived in 1988, in Nashville, Tennessee, by a handful of guys in their early twenties who were willing to do just about anything to bring their brand of rockin’ country to the forefront of the music industry. Before hitting the big time, the band crisscrossed America for three long years, playing every bar and honky tonk writing songs that were destined to change the sound of modern country.

After the album First Time For Everything was released, five singles reached the top of the charts. The second album, Big Time, truly was the big time for Little Texas, as it spawned three number 1 singles with “What Might Have Been,” “God Blessed Texas” and “My Love,” capturing the very first CMT award, a Billboard award, a Radio & Records award and a Grammy nomination, and to date has sold over three million copies.

After the self-titled album, Little Texas, was released, Little Texas needed a break. At the end of the year, each member went their separate ways, spending time with family and friends and working on individual projects. Propes says, “At that point it was time for our loved ones to have us back for a while. It all happened for a reason.” But now, Little Texas is back.

With a fresh perspective, the band is on the road again with original members Porter Howell (lead vocals & lead guitar), Dwayne O'Brien (vocals and rhythm guitars), Duane Propes (bass & vocals) and Del Gray (drums), selling out shows and creating new music that can only be described as inspired.

The sound is blissfully familiar, the stage shows are electric, and one can only say that America’s favorite rockin’ country band, Little Texas, is poised for a return to prominence with their feet firmly planted on the ground, loud and proud.

Humorist Susie O

Kids, Crops, Sows and Cows - Life Happens, Learn to Bounce

The Southeast Iowa Farm Show welcomes speaker and humorist Susie O to the Sondheim stage at 11 a.m. to share her wit and wisdom with Farm Show attendees. Her presentation, “Kids, Crops, Sows and Cows - Life Happens, Learn to Bounce” is free and open to the public.

Susie Oberdahlhoff is a city-born preacher’s kid turned farm-wife and mother. She entertains audiences across the country with her wit and wisdom. Her unique perspective and gift of storytelling causes people to laugh at life and learn at the same time. Weaved throughout her stories, Susie incorporates her 4 P’s of Prosperity and reminds audiences of the importance of learning to bounce through life’s twists and turns. Susie lives on a working farm along with her husband Richard. They raise hogs, cattle, and hay on their acreage located in the rural area near Bowling Green, Missouri. They are parents of two children and two grandchildren.