Roy Orbison Documentary “Mystery Girl: Unraveled” to Be Screened in Nashville

Roy Orbison remains one of the classic voices of any genre of popular music, and his influence can be traced to such contemporary singers as Vince Gill and Tom Petty. Roy died more than 25 years ago, Dec. 6, 1988, a few months before the 1989 release of his album Mystery Girl. Now, fans can go behind the scenes of the recording of that album in a new documentary film, Mystery Girl: Unraveled, which will be screened Monday night (May 19) at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville.

Diehard Roy fans who will be unable to attend the screening will still have an exciting opportunity to view Mystery Girl: Unraveled. A live streaming of the film—as it is being shown at the screening in Nashville at 8 p.m. CT—will be available for fans nationwide. A Q&A session with Roy’s sons and a panel of music experts following the screening will also be streamed. 

Roy’s sons actually answered a few interesting questions from fans on Reddit this afternoon. 

Mystery Girl: Unraveled features rare footage of the recording sessions for the album, which was being released at a time when Roy’s career was undergoing a huge renaissance. Tom Petty, U2 vocalist Bono and other artists appear in the film to offer their memories and insights into Roy’s legacy.

Roy did not get to enjoy the mammoth crossover success of his contemporaries like Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. His biggest country hit came with his duet with Emmylou Harris on “That Lovin’ You Feelin’ Again,” which won a Grammy award. But Roy’s inimitable voice and unique songs have always resonated with country audiences, who remain among his biggest fans.

Country Weekly will feature the film along with an interview with Roy’s son Alex in an upcoming cover story.

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