Melinda Schneider is returning to the Highlands for the first time in eight years to perform the music of her favourite “rootin’, tootin’, whip crackin’ sharp shootin’ tomboy”, Doris Day.
Schneider cultivated her love for Doris Day as a young girl with a penchant for country tunes.
“I fell in love with her when I was eight. I first saw her in Calamity Jane. It was a Western-themed movie, and that resonated with me because of growing up with country music,” she said.
Following a successful season in the capital cities, the country music star has been touring her concert Melinda Does Doris in regional towns for 18 months.
“I love it. I like hopping in the car… and I love the people. They are salt of the earth.”
The concert will have Melinda singing Doris Day classics as well as telling the life story of the American star.
“This show takes people on an emotional roller-coaster. I sing some real tearjerkers but there is a lot of joy and happiness… Doris has a fascinating life story,” she said.
She performs at the Mittagong RSL on September 3.