Press Release – Enjoy the music of Patsy, Loretta, and Dolly in a tribute to Trailblazing Women of Country at Bardo Arts Center!

Cullowhee, NC | Bardo Arts Center (BAC) is excited to welcome Trailblazing Women of Country to the BAC Performance Hall stage on Thursday, April 18, at 7:30 pm for a tribute to country music legends Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton.
CMT’s 2022 “Next Woman of Country” Miko Marks and Nashville-based singer Kristina Train will be joined by a 5-member all-female band as they play through the well-known and beloved songbooks of women who’ve paved the way in country music.

Photo courtesy of Amanda Lopez.

Cline, Lynn, and Parton created music that moved audiences and created space for up-and-coming female artists like Marks and Train. Their music has transcended generations, and their impact has defied the test of time. Songs like Cline’s “Crazy”, Lynn’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and Parton’s “9 to 5” have become classic, recognizable tunes with resonating themes of heartbreak, home, and stepping into one’s own.
The Appalachian region played an important role in the influence and music of Cline, Lynn, and Parton. Hailing from Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, the Appalachian roots are present in the melody and lyrics of their music. Songs like Parton’s “My Tennessee Mountain Home” and Lynn’s “Blue Kentucky Girl” pay homage to their Appalachian homes.
Paying tribute to these iconic women is critically acclaimed, genre-defying artist Miko Marks. Marks has been commended by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and the New York Times for her ability to seamlessly blend country, blues, and gospel music into a moving storybook of music. Her most recent album, “Feel Like Going Home”, reflects her gospel roots and continues Marks’ legacy as a groundbreaking black woman in country music.
Kristina Train brings an emotional intensity to country classics as she infuses each lyric with her patchwork of musical and life experiences. Growing up in Savannah, Georgia, Train experienced music all around her, and she intended to become a singer. Train’s fourth studio album, “Body Pressure”, was released in October 2022.

Photo courtesy of Fairlight Hubbard.

Bardo Arts Center is excited to host Trailblazing Women of Country – A Tribute to Patsy, Loretta, and Dolly. Doors will open at 7:00 pm, with the show starting at 7:30 pm on Thursday, April 18. Box Office is open Tuesday-Friday from 10 am – 4 pm and Thursdays from 10 am – 7 pm. Patrons can also purchase tickets online 24/7 at Don’t forget to visit the WCU Fine Art Museum at Bardo Arts Center and BAC Concessions, which are open one hour before the performance.
To learn more about the event, visit — and purchase tickets. Tickets for all 2023-2024 Performance Hall events are available at Get your tickets before they sell out!
Image Credits:
1. Image courtesy of IMG Artists. 2. Image courtesy of ©Amanda Lopez. 3. Image courtesy of ©Fairlight Hubbard.