2016 Branson Terry Music Award Nominee List

reel_to_reel_tape_recorderTo some this means very little and as you will see, it doesn’t mean much to me either.

Entertainers from the Branson shows are nominated for the “best of 2016” list and in most cases, the recipients are well deserving of this nomination and eventual award.

Looking down the categories you will find included the following “best”-

Fiddle player
Lead Player
Bass Player
Tribute Artist
Vocal Duo
Matinee Show
Male Vocalist
Steel player
Production Show
Morning Show
Show of the Year
Female Vocalists

That all seems to be in order, until you run across this nominee category-


Remember the promo Branson used to sell “LIVE MUSIC CAPITOL OF THE WORLD”

Not only are the number of prerecorded tracks continuing to seep into the theaters, we now have a catagory for this substitute for live music!

TRACK SHOW OF THE YEAR! Give me a break!

If, on the other hand you would like to hear real, live music, come to our show, “The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show” where everything you hear is performed by the entertainers and musicians live.

TRACK SHOW OF THE YEAR! Give me a break!

Tell your friends who may be visiting Branson and would like to hear music as was intended, see “The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show” at the Dutton Theater this Fall.

Shows begin September 6th and run until December 7th.

I will be sharing more information about this great show in my next few posts but for now…..

Set your callenders for September 6th and help support REAL, LIVE, NO TRACKS ALLOWED MUSIC.

TRACK SHOW OF THE YEAR! Give me a break!

Bruce was a member of the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa, School of Music in Cedar Falls from 1969 until his retirement in 1999. He has performed with many well-known entertainers such as Bob Hope, Jim Nabors, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Anita Bryant, Carman Cavalara, Victor Borgie, the Four Freshman, Blackstone the Magician, Bobby Vinton and John Davidson.