Smith to perform at Twin City Opera House

McCONNELSVILLE –Connie Smith will perform at the Ohio Valley Opry’s 18th Anniversary Show on Sept. 15 at the Twin City Opera House.

“I feel so fortunate to have been introduced to Nashville in the early sixties. It was a magical time in country music; country artists were encouraged to bring their individuality and culture to the microphone, not to back away from them, and the songwriters of the era were just the best,” Smith said. “But I feel that the music as it was has been slipping away. The only thing I know to do about it now is to keep singing what I’ve always loved.”

Among the hits she will perform are “Once A Day,” “The Hurtin’s All Over,” “Cincinnati, Ohio,” “Runaway Little Tears” and others.

Also performing are the Clark Family of Marvin and Deana, their five children David, Leah, Tai, Jada and Ellie.

In addition to the show’s regular entertainers, the theater features a special group or artist each month. In October the special guests will be Restless Heart. November features Ohio favorites the Wayfarers and the December show spotlights Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder.

Show times on Sept. 15 are 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased in advance or at the door the night of the show.

For more information, go to or call the theater at 740-525-9218.