Hope area residents are invited out for an evening’s whirlwind tour of the “Great Women of Country Music” at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at WILLow LeaVes of Hope.

The nearly two hour long show is a collaborative effort by Lisa Barrett and Naomi Fleetwood-Pyle to showcase the pioneers and legendary performers who helped lay the foundation for women in country music.

The show chronicles performers from the 1960s to modern day and includes iconic names such as Trisha Yearwood, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, the Judds and, of course, Patsy Cline.

Lisa Barrett, who is well-known locally for her popular portrayal of Patsy Cline, says the biggest challenge has been to do each of the 14 featured artists justice with her interpretation and presentation.

“When you are doing a show like this, people expect it to sound like the original artists,” she says. “So, trying to do my own take on their song but also honoring that song in the way it is known and how people remember it being.”

Pyle says the idea for the show came from a conversation around Barrett’s dining room table not too long ago.

“We’ve been doing Patsy Cline for a while and it tends to sell out quite a bit,” Pyle says. “We decided that since we like country music we would do a tribute to the great women of country music.”

As the duo fleshed out the idea for the show they decided to pepper the musical performance with spoken word, Pyle says.

In addition to producing and directing, Pyle set pen to paper and wrote a script that introduces each of the more than two dozen artists and offers not only brief biographical information but fun, obscure facts, too.

“We tried to choose iconic performers, those who are well known,” Barrett says. “I learned a lot reading through Naomi’s script. It is going to be more than just a concert, you are going to walk away with knowledge about each of the artists that you didn’t know coming in.”

To draw the crowds, it is important to present offerings that are of interest to your demographic, Pyle says.

“Our demographic is a bit of an older crowd and they recognize these names and know,” Pyle says. “If you say, 'Patsy Cline' they will say, ‘Oh, ‘Sweet Dreams’ and ‘Crazy.’ I think just that alone will set this show apart a little bit.”

And, though “Always Patsy Cline” is always a crowd-pleasing sell-out show, fans should fear not as the ladies aren’t retiring the production. It is simply taking a breather.

“We aren’t deserting Patsy Cline,” Pyle says. “We are just doing something a little different to offer the audience.”

Those who were hoping to at least hear a track or two of Cline’s with this show won’t be disappointed, Pyle says.

“We will end with Patsy Cline,” Pyle says. “We decided to put her last because no one sings Patsy Cline like Lisa does.”

As Barrett preps for her upcoming performances, she says she hopes the show gives the audience an escape, of sorts.

“I hope they don’t think about COVID once while they are there,” Barrett says. “I hope it transforms them into this setting of music and entertainment. I know there will be memories attached to each of the songs. Music takes you back to that moment wherever you were and I just want people to experience that and have a good time.”