Bergeron brings brand of country gospel to Rimbey

Country gospel entertainment seekers in Central Alberta can flock to Rimbey for a night of song performed by Debbie Bergeron

Debbie Bergeron

Debbie Bergeron

Country gospel entertainment seekers in Central Alberta can flock to Rimbey for a night of song performed by Debbie Bergeron with guests Visions Country Gospel.

Bergeron will be bringing her brand of country gospel to the United Church on the evening of Oct. 18th at 8 p.m. Tickets are only $20 and are available through the United Church.

“I want people to come and feel happy – I want them to feel joy and share in the moment. It’s a connection,” said Bergeron about what she hopes to accomplish with her concert. “For two hours, people can feel a peace and joy in life, relaxing and soaking it in. It’s just about the connection – it may not last long but it’s for an evening and I really hope that people enjoy what we do.”

Bergeron is an accomplished singer who has performed from British Columbia all the way to Nashville. She has won several awards in her field from the B.C. Country Music Association including ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’, ‘Entertainer of the Year’ and ‘Country Gospel Performer of the Year’ twice.

She has performed four times for the Christian Country Music Association of Nashville.

“I had been traveling back and forth to Nashville as a member of the Nashville Songwriting Association International and going back and forth to Nashville for songwriting seminars. I was trying to hone my skill a bit,” said Bergeron.

“My dream was first to go to Nashville and I had accomplished that a few times over so I decided that I was actually going to record in Nashville. That was one of the big things off my bucket list – that was a real dream come true. Once that happened, my career just kind of snowballed and took off.”

Last year, Bergeron moved to the small town of Rimbey and began to establish a connection with her community. She produced her first Christmas concert in the town that year and says she looks forward to another after the positive community response she received. “I’ve grown up with country gospel and thought I’d love to present it here. I look forward to sharing my music and to having folks get to know me.”

Bergeron met Jim Escott of Visions Country Gospel last year during the annual Blackfalds Country Gospel Weekend, where she performed this year.

“I am so excited to share the evening with Visions. I was honoured to be invited to perform at the Country Gospel Weekend this year, and I believe our audience is in for a great performance. I had a great time,” she said.

Bergeron will be performing at the United Church at 8 p.m. Tickets will be made available at the door but pre-sale is recommended. Tickets can be purchased by phone or in person at the United Church.

“The performance is songs that I’ve grown up with. It would be traditional country gospel. I have my own original music in there as well and some songs of inspiration. There are songs that have touched me and I hope that they will touch others,” said Bergeron.

“Again, I am just excited about having folks get to know me better. I’m happy to offer an evening of great entertainment to be enjoyed and to share the love of God. I’m looking forward to branching out to other towns and communities to share the music.”

Bergeron will be accompanied by local Red Deer artists Audrey Graham on piano, Delfina Villacorta on bass and Spruce View resident Doug Norman on drums.

kmendonsa@lacombeexpress.com

 

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