Virginia’s Li’l Ole Opry will feature Hampton native A.J. McKeen Saturday in his first full show with the Opry. This show was originally scheduled to be held June 25, but postponed due to Covid. All advance ticket purchases from June will be accepted on Saturday.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harry M. Ward Auditorium at Mathews High School, with the show beginning at 8.
McKeen graduated from Gloucester High School in 2013 where he first performed in front of a crowd for the GHS Talent Show his senior year.
His teacher suggested that he take part in a Talent Search show at Donk’s Theater, which he did that same year. He ended up placing second in that event, but Lynda Smith, Talent and Production Manager, heard something in his voice that was so impressive and raw that she asked him to join the group of performers … and the rest, as they say, is history.
McKeen brings a youthful exuberance to his shows with a love of newer country, but he tackles the older music w...
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