KELLY VOHNN AS DOLLY PARTON
Friday, October 18 | 8PM-11PM
Rosie’s Gaming Emporium, New Kent
Kelly Vohnn (born May 29, 1968) is a Canadian Country Artist and Impersonator. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her parents, Nick and Fran, were hard workers and very loving and supportive with Kelly, and her siblings Sean and Tracy. Though she loved growing up in the heart of the city, she developed a love for traveling when her family would take trips ranging from camping to visiting the States.
She began her career as a Singing Impersonator in the Keith Burton Tribute Show. Kelly was a single mother of 3 young children, Brittany, Amanda and Chris who would come to her shows and watch her perform as Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Reba McEntire and Madonna as well as herself and singing back up vocals when her fellow performers, Keith Burton and Carolyn Plettel-Burton were performing as leads doing their characters. She performed in this show for 2 years before leaving to pursue a career as a Country Recording artist.
It was at this time that she started her own record label called P.A.y B.A.C.K. records. Kelly recorded her debut CD “A New Beginning” under her label and her first single release was a remake of Patsy Cline’s “Sweet Dreams” which reached #4 in two weeks on the Indie European charts. The second release, “Her Momma’s Eyes and Her Daddy’s Gun”, (written by Suzy Conn) landed her a national distribution deal with Song Canada. She was starting to get International recognition and was Awarded “Canadian Country Artist of the Year” in Nashville, TN for International Independent Artists in 1999. Upon the third release, “Waitin’ Tables”, (written by Suzy Conn and Wendell Ferguson), Kelly was awarded “Entertainer of the Year” in Nashville, TN for International Independent Artists.