Sandra Sue Begué

sandy“Break My Heart”

Sandra, otherwise known as Sandy or “Red”, born and raised in Pampa, Texas, has been a musician/singer/performer since she was five years old. Starting in her early childhood years, she began singing with her family members in the kitchen, learning to sing harmony from her very talented mother.

The family moved to Mulberry Grove, Illinois, and as a teenager, she started singing at weddings, school events, church services, and other events as a soloist and with her family’s ensemble. Sandy (Robertson) Begué has family in the Greenville area, including Mulberry Grove, Hillsboro and Coffeen, IL. Her parents are Erma (Lash-Robertson) Hipsher originally from Mulberry Grove, and Orville J. Robertson from Coffeen.

Sandy has performed in several well-known bands/groups, including The Family Tradition Band, the house band at Nashville North in Taylorville, opening for artists such as Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Charlie Pride, The Oak Ridge Boys, Loretta Lynn and many more.

After Nashville North’s reign, she and the group stayed together, forming the band “Rusty Halo.” This show band traveled central and southern Illinois, performing Top 40 Country hits, interjecting comedy and choreography with the KUSA Road show from St. Louis, MO. The group evolved into the show band “The Boomers,” which performed Top 40 Hits from all venues of music, including big band, country, rock and roll, classic rock, R & B, jazz, and more.

Ms. Begue’ has recorded songs with her groups, as well as area churches and other bands. She’s recorded radio and TV jingles, adding harmony to recordings for local songwriters and artists, as well as for Country artists in Nashville, Tennessee. More recently, was a soloist and choir member for the CD recordings entitled, “How Can I Keep From Singing?” and “Let Heaven and Nature Sing” along with her “Sisters of Faith” – Madonna Jones and Suzanne Moss. Since 1993, Sandy has been contracted with Track Enterprises, a NASCAR sanctioned organization, to perform the National Anthem for the start of all the ARCA and USAC races in Illinois.

Sandy is very active in the Springfield area as a member of the 3-girl group, “Sisters of the Son,” who enjoy spreading the word of God through the gift of music, and ministering to churches all over Central Illinois. She is a member of, and cantors for, St. Cabrini Church in Springfield, IL.

Sandy resides in Springfield with her husband John and their miniature dachshund, Harley D. She and John have 3 beautiful children. Aaron serves in the U.S. Army, Shelley is in the Marketing Division with Siemens Corporation, and Adam serves in the U.S. Air National Guard. The boys sing like mama, and Shelley plays the flute. All three young’ns were married in 2008.