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ake & Courtney will be performing live at the Mitchell Opera House on March 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Jake and Courtney formed their duo in March of 2014 after first meeting at their mutual job as entertainers at world famous Renfro Valley in Renfro Valley, KY. Since then, they have become extremely well known all along the east coast for their beautifully blended harmony as well as their outstanding vocals in their own respect. They take pride in their background and love for traditional country music, gospel, and bluegrass. At all of their shows, you will see a mixture of all of these genres.
Courtney Arnold is a Greenville, South Carolina native. At the young age of 5, her grandmother and hero, Oretha Arnold, began to instill Courtney’s love for music. That same year, Courtney performed Hank William’s “Your Cheating Heart” for the very first time on stage. Now at the age of 25, she has yet to stop. Some of Courtney’s accomplishments include: Opening for various acts such as Ricky Skaggs, Brenda Lee, Gene Watson, and Ricky Van Shelton. When she was at the age of 9, she was invited to sing on “Its Showtime At The Apollo!” in New York City where she was televised showing the entire world her talent. Courtney has also become well known for her performances around the country of the American National Anthem as well as the Canadian National Anthem. Courtney comes from an extremely patriotic family and is a proud auxiliary member of the Veteran’s Service Corp. She takes pride in helping in any and all aspects when it comes to Veterans and active military members.
Jake Vanover was born and raised in Brodhead, KY where he grew up singing in church with his family. At the young age of 10, he began to take interest in singing as well as playing the acoustic guitar. Shortly after, he was a founding member of the well-known bluegrass band, Southern Strings, and played for many years all over the east coast with them. When Jake was just 17 years old, he had the honor of playing shows with country music band Halfway to Hazard, as well as Keith Anderson. This was a huge highlight in Jake’s career because it taught him so much about the music business as well as the direction he wanted to go in music. Jake has become very well known for his voice that is limitless, and his ability to play the guitar that rivals some of the greats before him. Jake is currently the staff rhythm guitar player at Renfro Valley where he and Courtney currently perform on weekends.
Jake and Courtney now live in Mount Vernon, KY with their one year old son, Bryson. When they are not at home, you will most likely find them singing any and everywhere they can. We are certain you will not be disappointed when you see Jake and Courtney perform. Their natural persona on stage, as well as their talent will definitely leave you wanting more. Tickets to Jake and Courtney are $10 for adults and $6 for kids 12 and under. Please visit our website for more information or to purchase tickets in advance: www.mitchelloperahouse.com.