Singing cowgirl headlines concert at The Gardens

Published 5:20 pm Monday, July 30, 2018

By J.R. Tidwell / Editor

Jessie Lynn the singing cowgirl and her horse Rebel put on a show for residents at The Gardens of Clanton assisted living facility July 28.

Lynn was the first of three acts that performed in the concert, along with The Chosen II and The Mike Lowery Trio.

Refreshments and an inflatable bounce house for kids were also available during the show.

“I think the concert was great,” said GOC administrator Vickie Patterson Moseley. “Jessie Lynn was awesome. Her performance was totally amazing with her and Rebel. The residents and the audience loved it, especially my little granddaughter. She got to ride on the horse with her and participate on stage.

“The Chosen II was truly a blessing for everyone singing their gospel music. The Mike Lowery Trio is always a blessing. I think we had a great turnout. The bounce house was fun for all the kids. I thank the community for supporting us.”

Lynn kicked off the show by singing “God Bless America” while riding Rebel to the stage.

She finished the last few notes of another song by standing atop Rebel before dismounting and taking the stage for the rest of her set, which included some original songs and covers of country classics interlaced with a few gospel hymns.

Moseley said it was an awesome event that the GOC residents really enjoyed.

“Everything we do here is always about the residents,” she said. “This is their home, so we want them to have events to attend. Their families are always welcome here. We try to do a monthly big event to invite the families to come, especially those out of town or out of state.

“We want to show them the most respect and for them to have fun. Seeing the smiles on their faces and watching them clap their hands and engage in all the fun made everyone’s day. That’s what it’s all about.”

Among the new fans Lynn made that day was Moseley’s granddaughter Bentley Rose, who got to ride Rebel around the GOC lawn with Lynn and even play the tambourine with the singing cowgirl on stage.

“It blessed my heart,” Moseley said. “She wants to be just like Jessie Lynn. She kept saying ‘Nana, I want to see Jessie. I want to be like the cowgirl.’ She talked about her all night. She slept in her T-shirt. Jessie said when she makes it big she is going to call us and have Bentley perform on stage with her. I said, ‘We’ll be there because we’re your biggest fans.’”

After Lynn was finished performing, GOC residents and other members of the audience had the opportunity to take a picture with Lynn and Rebel.

“The residents enjoyed having their photos taken with the horse,” Moseley said. “Everyone loved seeing Rebel eat the peaches from Durbin Farms. I didn’t know a horse ate a peach. Jessie said he really enjoyed them. Bentley thought that was the funniest thing. Rebel was also drinking The Garden’s sweet tea. He drank the whole glass out by the stage.”

Moseley thanked all of the sponsors who helped put on the event during a break between acts.