Grand Country Music Hall Newsletter 10/18/2023

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Grand Country Music Hall – October 18, 2023    

Branson Country USA: Friday, October 20, 2023:
  This week we welcome Phadrea Marz Clemmons The HITS – Copeland Theatre    

Phadrea Marze Clemmons Bio

Upcoming Guests:
Friday, October 27, 2023: The Kendalls Country Music Recording Star  
Friday, November 3, 2023: Dalena Ditto Country Evolution  
Friday, November 10, 2023: Tim Atwood Nashville Recording Artist  
Friday, November 17, 2023: Ashley Dawn Branson Famous Baldknobbers  

BCUSA Info Affiliate Info      

GC Schedule: October 16 – 22, 2023  
GC Schedule: October 23 – 29, 2023
  GCMH October Birthdays  
2023 GCMH Area Appreciations
  2023 GCMH Show Schedules
  2024 GCMH Show Schedules
  2025 GCMH Show Schedules      

Area Appreciation:   New South Gospel is hosting Area Appreciation October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023. Show time is 3pm.   Admission is $10 (plus tax) for residents of Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas. Come celebrate the new show!   Call Grand Country Music Hall for reservations or information: 417-335-2484 or  

    Mike’s Minute:   Good afternoon!   We are so saddened about the recent passing of Country Music Legend, Buck Trent.   There’s no doubt the world lost an amazing entertainer and innovator. He was such an accomplished musician, master entertainer, and boy could he tell a story!   Buck was a part of our Grand Country family for several years. We’re so thankful for the time we had with he and his wife, Jean.   He was a two-time CMA Instrumentalist of the Year and a prominent member of the Hee Haw television show.   Buck was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on Feb. 17, 1938, and moved to Nashville in 1959, joining Bill Carlisle’s band. In 1962, following a brief duration with bluegrass originator Bill Monroe’s band, he joined Porter Wagoner’s Wagonmasters. Performing on Wagoner’s popular The Porter Wagoner Show, Trent also performed on many of Wagoner and Parton’s popular duets. Trent’s contributions to music also proved innovative, as the creator of the electric banjo.   In 1975, Buck and fellow country music entertainer and banjoist, Roy Clark earned a Billboard Top Country Albums hit with their collaborative project A Pair of Fives (Banjos, That Is), peaking at No. 9. Three other Trent titles impacted the tally: 1968’s Give Me Five (No. 40), 1976’s Bionic Banjo (No. 43) 1978’s Banjo Bandits with Clark (No. 45).   In 1975 and 1976, Buck and Roy won consecutive CMA Awards for instrumental group of the year. Also in 1976, Trent joined Clark and The Oak Ridge Boys for a concert tour behind the Iron Curtain in the Soviet Union. Two years later, Trent and Clark released the project Banjo Bandits, which would earn a Grammy nomination for best country instrumental performance.   In addition to his own recordings, Trent contributed guitar and/or banjo on enduring recordings by Roy Acuff, Wagoner, Clark, Stuart and Dolly Parton, including acoustic guitar on Parton’s signature hits “I Will Always Love You” and “Jolene.” He also contributed to many of Parton’s albums, including 1971’s Coat of Many Colors and 1973’s My Tennessee Mountain Home.   In the 1980s, after traveling to Branson, Buck began performing and would become a longtime headliner in the town. In 2004, he also appeared as a Branson performer in the movie Gordy. In 2012, Trent played on two songs for Marty Stuart’s album Nashville Volume 1: Tear the Woodpile Down and also made several appearances on The Marty Stuart Show.   If you knew Buck, he was your friend. If you worked for him, you had the utmost respect for his talent and showmanship.   Our prayers go out to his wife, Jean, children Charles and Melissa, family, friends and fans.   Respectfully! Mike  
Buck Trent Obituary

On Tuesday, November 7, we need everyone to get out and vote to renew the TCED Tax. This isn’t a new tax. But it’s an important one to enure we have funds to market Branson and fill the town with tourists.   TCED Tourism Tax Info    

There’s nothing like Christmas at Grand Country!    Celebrate your family holidays with us! We have amazing vacation packages, which include our holiday shows.    Make your plans to enjoy the most wonderful time of year with us!  
Grand Country Christmas Package   Grand Country All Inclusive Package    

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Grand Country Wild Bunch:   The Grand Country Wild Bunch is the official, unofficial, fan club of Grand Country.   With a mission of “Friends, Food & Fun”, what could be any better?  
Wild Bunch Info.   Wild Bunch Facebook   Wild Bunch Charity Program          

Wild Bunch Lunch Wednesday, October 25, 2023 – 12:30pm:
    Wednesday, October 25 at 12:30pm – Lunch at Billy Gails at Branson Mill (3300 Gretna Rd.)   Sign up is open.    

  Grand Country Music Hall is home to the best entertainment in Branson, performing close to 1,000 performances each year! From Country to Gospel, Rock to Pop, Dogs to Cats to Knee-slappin’ Comedy, you’ll find quality entertainment to satisfy any age.   Great Shows, Good Food, Super Shopping & Relaxing Rooms. No Driving Required! All of this in one spectacular family-friendly resort makes this a great family destination. Parents, grandparents and kids of all ages love Grand Country’s family fun!   Celebrating 36 years of entertaining Branson audiences Grand Country continues to be the leader in the Branson entertainment industry. There is always a show and a show time 365 days a year. After all, we’ve been treating folks like family since 1971   Email  GCMH Box Office      
Grand Country Music Hall 1945 W. 76 Country Blvd. Branson, Missouri 65616 417-335-2484/Box Office 417-336-5829/Fax 417-335-3535/GC Inn        
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