PHOTOS OF HEATHER WHITE
WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Heather singing in Branson, Mo. at the God &
in Branson, Mo. with Lisa Layne and her band Tues -
Sat at 1:00Pm
Heather is singing with Lisa Layne at the
God & Country theater in Branson, Tues - Sat each day
at 1:00 PM...Heather backs up Lisa and also sings
solo...a very good show...if you and your family are ever
in Branson, please go see it.
View of the God and Country theater in
Lisa Layne and Heather White together
during Christmas show in
Heather holding large Teddy Bear and
singing "I saw mommy kissing
Nola, Heather and Mandy posing in our
home before we traveled to Branson for the Christmas show
Lisa Layne talking to audience with Heather and band in
Heather ending Christmas song on
Christmas show 2007
2nd. Photo: Lisa's Band "ONE
From Left to right David Byrd(Piano) Heather
White(Vocals) Lisa Layne(Lead Vocals) Boo Miller(Pedal
Steel) RJ Jacobs (Drums) Ralph Lowe (Lead Guitar Paul
PHOTOS OF HEATHER WHITE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
BEFORE AND AFTER SPRINGHILL, LA.
SHOW WITH OZARK JUBILEE, FEBRUARY 24,
3RD Photo:Heather White with Mayor Bill Robinson, at
the Springhill show with
Ozark Jubilee, Feb. 24, 2006
White, Nola White, Cynthia & Charles Roden
mother and grandmother, Nola White and Virginia McEachern
Stephen White, Tommy White, Philip & Renee White
Philip & Renee White, Heather, Stephen
Glen & Kelly McEachern
Heather and Bob
Nola White and Zia,
Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1977, Heather has lived
only briefly in Minden. However, she is the daughter of
Nola and Tommy White, formerly of Minden, and the
granddaughter of Marion and James White and Virginia
McEachern all currently of Minden and the late Wesley C.
Heather began singing at a very early age. Like many
other country music singers, she started singing gospel
songs in local churches and schools. At the age of 15,
Heather was a regular on the local gospel television
station in Santa Fe, NM, where she accompanied Australian
Gospel Artist and Actor, David Michael Ashmore.
She was a member of a Gospel Quartet in Albuquerque, NM
that included her mother, Nola, and singer Lou Baldwin,
Marty Robbins brother-in-law. As Heather was
beginning to become well known in New Mexico and West
Texas, she and David Ashmore were privileged to open
Gospel concerts for both TBN star, Vern Jackson and
former member of Diana Ross Supremes, Cindy
Looking back to the early ages of 5 and 6, Heather would
get a bottle of ketchup from the refrigerator and pretend
it to be a microphone. She was constantly singing and
learning newly released country songs. At one point,
probably age 11, Heather seemed to know every song the
Oak Ridge Boys and Alabama were singing. This probably
was due to the fact that her parents were always playing
these two groups songs.
Heather attended Paradise Christian Academy in Paradise
Hills, NM. Her final year of high school was completed
via correspondence. During Heathers Senior year,
she was a full-time entertainer in Branson, MO and
completing her studies at night and weekends.
In 1994, Heather and her parents moved to Springfield,
MO. Heathers singing career started to expand when
she began entertaining on Kenny Rogers Showboat
Branson Belle. She continued to grow as a country artist
and moved to Nashville, TN in June of 1999. While living
in Nashville, Heather recorded demos for many great
musicians and writers, one of which was David Frasier, a
native of Minden, LA and graduate of Minden High School.
In August of 2000, Heather became the female vocalist for
the famed Ozark Jubilee following in the footsteps of
Brenda Lee, Red Foley, Porter Waggoner and other great
During the Fall of 2001, Heather and the Ozark Jubilee
opened three shows for Porter Waggoner and two shows for
Ray Price. The Ozark Jubilee performed over 100 shows in
40 states during the year 2002.
In February of 2004, Heather and the Ozark Jubilee
performed four shows at the Riverside Casino in Laughlin,
NV. This beautiful theatre has a seating capacity of 801.
The Ozark Jubilee sold out the first 3 nights and had
only 21 unsold seats for the final performance. The local
promoters stated that this type sellout was historic for
a new act. Needless to say, Heather and the other members
of the Ozark Jubilee were very happy and have been booked
again for 2005.
Recently the Ozark Jubilee was able to obtain a wonderful
Silver Eagle tour bus that was originally owned by George
Jones and later used by the Country duo, Brooks &
Dunn. This bus has made touring a real pleasure for the
Many of the songs that Heather performs are oldies
by Patsy Cline, Jeanne Sealy and Tammy Wynette.
While visiting the City of Minden in 1995, Heather was
honored with a Key to the City by Mayor Bill Robertson.
The Honorable Mayor Robertson, gave Heather and her dad a
tour of the city offices and introduced her to various
departmental employees. Heather cherishes such memories.
The life and times of an entertainer is very busy and
goes in many directions. Only time will reveal what comes
next for Heather.
During the summer months, the Ozark Jubilee with
Heather White perform weekly at the Truman
Lake Opry in Tightwad, MO.
White Family, 2004, Tommy, Nola, Heather and Mandy
Back row (Left to Right):
Al Scott (bass player)
Jake Allen (drummer)
Randy Newman (violin player, comedian & owner)
Jory Clayton (keyboard player & music director)
Mike Miller (steel guitar)
Front row (Left to Right):
Heather White (female vocalist)
Doofus Doolittle (comedian & Randy Newman's alter
Travis Scott (male vocalist / no relation to Al Scott)
note: Al Scott was an actor on several Miami Vice
episodes in the early 70's.
Not shown in photo is Mark
Mark is the lighting and sound
worked for Tony Orlando for 15 years
joining the Ozark Jubilee.
Jake Allen won the "best
drummer" in Branson
award in 1999.
HEATHER WHITE AT THE CHRISTMAS SHOW NOVEMBER 2003
Heather White at Truman Lake Opry with Ozark
Jubilee Christmas Show 2003.
stage..Rochester, Mn..Rochester, Mn, Mayo Convention
Center, October 2001... after the performance. Left to right, Jory
Clayton, Keyboard Player & Music Director of the
Ozark Jubilee, Porter Waggoner, and Heather White,
Female Vocalist of the Ozark Jubilee.
Heather White - 2004
Heather White and Ronnie McDowell backstage,
June 2004, Truman Lake Opry, Tightwad, MO
Heather received this press coverage in last Friday's
edition of McAllen,
Texas' newspaper, The Monitor. She brought the
house down...her version
of "Coal Miner's daughter", "Crazy"
and "Stand by your Man" were big favorites.
SPRINGHILL Coming next year, direct from
Branson, is the Ozark Jubilee.
The variety show will be on stage at Piney Woods Palace
on Friday, Feb. 24, 2006 beginning at 7 p.m.
Hailed as one of the best shows of its kind, the Jubilee
features Bransons funniest comedian and world-class
fiddler, Doofus Doolittle. Doolittle will have the
audience rolling in the aisle with his unique style of
Hillbilly Humor. His fiddle music is
considered some of the best found anywhere and will
include such favorites as Black Mountain Rag,
Ragtime Annie and Orange Blossom
Doolittle, alias Randy Newman, has established himself as
a world-class violinist, not only in Branson, but across
the United States. He has performed with such
entertainers as Ronnie Milsap, Jimmie Rogers, Johnny
Rodriquez, Mel Tillis and more.
After doing several shows with Porter Wagoner, Wagoner
invited Doolittle to be a special guest of his on the
Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. After receiving an
overwhelming response, Doolittle was brought back on
stage to close that portion of the Opry with a fiddle
Newman goes from his hillbilly attire of Doolittle in the
first half of his show to custom-tailored suit by Manuel
of Nashville in the second half. Manuel designs suits for
all major Nashville acts, such as Tim McGraw, Porter
Wagoner, Roy Clark, Alan Jackson and more.
The vocalists for the Jubilee are as good as any that
come out of Branson or Nashville, Heather White, the
female vocalist, usually steals the hearts of her
audience with her renditions of songs from Patsy Cline,
Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn and others. She is considered
to be among the top up and coming female vocalists in the
The Ozark Jubilee band is a talented group of musicians
under the direction of Jory Clayton who plays piano,
keyboards and synthesizer. He also arranges music and is
a talented musician and musical director.
Whether you like country, bluegrass or gospel music or
just want a good laugh, youll want to catch this
show of the Ozark Jubilee, which promises something for
Tickets for the event are on sale at Springhill City Hall
and are $25 for reserved seats and $20 for general
Following closely on the heels of this event, will be an
appearance by Roy Clark on March 12, 2006. Negotiations
are complete and have been approved by the entertainment
committee for this show. The contract is expected to be
signed in the next few days.