Melissa Petropoulos’ country music roots come from her parents who played music professionally while she was growing up. She started singing harmony when in the 4th grade and when in middle school began singing harmony with her Mother on occasion. She learned to play her Mom’s guitar when Mom was gone playing and soon got her own and began taking lessons. She joined a band shortly after High School, but then started college studying Respiratory Therapy followed by marriage and the birth of two daughters; music got put on hold. As her children grew older she began playing more again as family gatherings became more frequent.
Learning of local opry’s in the area she began appearing as guest singer with them. She has appeared at Byron Jones’ Opry in North Kansas City and Cline’s Opry in Weston Missouri as well as others including several appearances with the Stranger Creek Band.
She has done some writing and published a few songs. Make sure you come see her whenever she’s playing with The Stranger Creek Band.
Coincidently, she noticed her daughter, Sara (Photo above) as a 4th grader singing harmony with songs on the radio and sometimes with Melissa when she and her Mother and Dad would play. She enjoy’s singing and performing as well. She has played with her Mom at a couple of the local opry’s and at family gatherings as well. She enjoys all genres of music. She is in band where she attends the sixth grade.
Today Melissa and her husband Greg live in Shawnee, Kansas with Sara and their older daughter, Mary who is a Freshman in High School.