Entertainment

Reba McEntire Tribute

Paradiso Bar & Lounge
This event was held 07/25/2013.
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Kelly Vohnn (born May 29, 1968) is a Canadian Country Artist and Impersonator. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada who 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.

Being a single mom and pursuing her recording career became financially challenging so Kelly decided to go on the road as a singing impersonator. She would travel throughout Canada and the US with her children and home school them. Kelly became quite good at impersonating several different characters and her good friend, Keith Burton encouraged her to write and produce her one woman show called “Kelly Vohnn Divas”. After performing this show for a year, she then packed up the children and moved to Vegas.

Kelly pursued other shows and was the lead female in “Cowboy Cabaret” and the lead in “Cowboy Christmas”. As well as working in Legend Styled shows, Kelly works regularly as a “Dealertainer” at Imperial Palace, impersonating an array of celebrities, with Reba being her most famous character! In November 2010, Kelly won the Reba McEntire contest in New York City that was held by Reba herself with the Valory Music Group! In February of 2011, Kelly was recognized for her charity efforts and received the prestigious “Chairman’s Award” and then “Chairman’s Property Award” from Caesars Entertainment.

Kelly Vohnn was awarded the “Chairman’s Award” once again in 2012 at the Imperial Palace. Her popularity as the “Reba Impersonator” has grown so much that she has put a new show together honouring this iconic Country Music Songstress that she has grown to love very much. The new show is called “Fancy”, a Tribute to Reba McEntire. This exciting show has costume changes, tear jerking ballads, wonderful dance numbers and a strong, amazing band backing the show! “Fancy” will leave Reba fans speechless.