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Ada's McSwain Theatre to host virtual concert this weekend

McSwain Theatre is located in Ada. [Jacquelyn Sparks photo]
McSwain Theatre is located in Ada. [Jacquelyn Sparks photo]

ADA - Award-winning brother and sister entertainers Wiley Winters and Missy Rude will be among the performers at 7 p.m. Saturday during a McSwain Theatre virtual performance featuring Jae L. & Crossover with special guests.

The public is invited to enjoy the show from the comfort of their home at or

Rude has earned awards as McSwain Theatre’s Female Vocalist of the Year and at the Pauls Valley Opry.

Her brother, Winters, captured the Pauls Valley Opry’s 2018 Male Vocalist of the Year award, in addition to 2018 Entertainer of the Year. During competition, he spanned decades of country music songs by performing the late Jim Reeves’ classic “He’ll Have to Go” and Ricky Van Shelton’s hit “Statue of a Fool.”

“Both Wiley and Missy are exceptionally talented individuals. Being brother and sister, they have a unique sound together with their family harmony. They have been singing most of their lives,” Jae L. Stilwell said in a statement.

The Chickasaw Nation remains committed to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and urges everyone to stay diligent in following health and safety protocols, including sheltering at home, responsible distancing and hand-washing practices, using protective face coverings and staying informed.

Bringing the McSwain experience into homes virtually is one of the ways the Chickasaw Nation is working to protect the health and well-being of employees, citizens and fellow community members.

Other talented special guests for the Saturday McSwain show include Chandler Elliott, an Ada vocalist and guitar instrumentalist, and McSwain regular vocalists Debbie Allen, of Ada; Tara Scott, of Duncan; and Cathy Lake, of Runaway Bay, Texas.

“Debbie and Tara are great ladies to work with and have been regulars on the Jae L. & Crossover show for a long time. Their harmonies are a wonderful addition to any song,” Stilwell said in a statement.

Allen’s musical roots run deep, sharing the stage with duet partner and cousin, Stilwell, for more than 30 years. Allen and Stilwell have appeared on numerous stages across Oklahoma, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas, receiving multiple awards, including Duet of The Year and Group of The Year. Along with Stilwell, Allen has opened for several top country music artists, like T.G. Sheppard and Porter Wagoner, according to a news release.

As a longtime local performer, Allen has been given the opportunity to enjoy what she loves most in life: being home with her family and entertaining the music fans who enjoy their Saturday night outings at the McSwain Theatre.

Scott began performing at the McSwain Theatre in 2008 and joined Crossover in 2010. 

Raised in a musical family, Scott sang in a family gospel group at the age of 10.

She has been a regular cast member and backup vocalist at venues such as The Wichita Theatre, Opry Station, The Oklahoma Opry and The Rodeo Opry. She enjoys singing with talents such as Clancy Davis and Overdrive, a band she has been a member of since 2008.

Ada's McSwain Theatre, 130 W Main St., has remained one of Oklahoma’s premier live entertainment venues since opening in 1920. For 100 years, the McSwain Theatre has offered a compelling variety of entertainment to Ada residents and visitors alike.

Its concerts, shows, movies, plays and special events are all planned to offer a family-friendly experience to the community.

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McSwain Theatre is located in Ada. [Jacquelyn Sparks photo]

McSwain Theatre is located in Ada. [Jacquelyn Sparks photo]

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