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Down Home Country Show to Feature Country Singer/Songwriter Billy Yates

Grand Country Music Hall in Branson Welcomes Star Entertainer

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Mike Patrick

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(Tuesday, January 9, 2024 ~ Branson, MO) Country Singer/Songwriter Billy Yates will be featured in the award-winning “Down Home Country Show” performed at the Grand Country Music Hall in Branson, MO.

Mike Patrick, Executive Producer of over eight shows at the Grand Country Music Hall, said, “Billy was making a guest appearance on our Friday night late show, Branson Country USA, and hearing his sound and watching his interaction with our audience, it hit me that Billy really is a perfect fit for our classic country show.” Billy Yates adds, “I love traditional country music and the Down Home Country Show is the best place in Branson to find that sound. I’m super excited and honored to be a part of this great show with such a talented group of entertainers.”

Billy Yates has deeply planted roots in the Ozarks and country music. Hailing from Doniphan, Missouri, he traveled to Nashville where his songs have been recorded by a wide range of artists including George Strait, Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Rhonda Vincent, The Oak Ridge Boys, Gene Watson, and more. Billy co-wrote the George Jones classics, “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” and the Grammy-award winning “Choices”. Billy has made over 50 appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, produced multiple records, including Charley Pride’s last record, “Music in My Heart”, and is finishing up a new Charley Pride album comprised of a number of duets.

Having been named the European CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Billy continues to tour Europe extensively. His next tour is scheduled for Scandinavia this February with a return trip to Europe later this summer.

In Branson, prior to 2020, Billy starred in the live music show “Raiding the Country Vault” and his own show “Billy Yates’ Hit Songwriters in the Round”. He also has an active real estate business with PB Realty where he continues to work out of both the Doniphan and Branson offices. Billy says, “When I first moved to Nashville, my friend Mel Tillis told me he was moving to Branson, and I was so surprised because, as a country music artist, to me Nashville seemed like the dream. Then, when I myself got to Branson, I fell in love with the people here and our visitors. So being able to work and be a part of the music community in both towns is really living the dream.”​

The “Down Home Country Show” also features Entertainer of the Year, Jamie Haage, and Comedian of the Year, Jarrett Dougherty. The incredible cast of singers and pickers allows audiences to step back in time to real country music. The show has been voted “Best in Classic Branson” and provides a variety of singing, comedy, gospel, bluegrass and down-home fun. Shows begin on April 17, 2024, and continue thru May 24, then resume Sept 4 thru Dec 13, 2024, and are performed at 10:00am at the Grand Country Music Hall on the world-famous Hwy 76 strip in Branson MO. For more tickets and information call 417-335-2484 or visit on-line GrandCountryLiveMusic.com.

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About Grand Country Music Hall

Grand Country Music Hall in Branson MO is celebrating 37 years of entertaining Branson visitors. As a leader in the entertainment industry the Grand Country Music Hall offers multiple award-winning live music shows including the Grand Jubilee, Comedy Jamboree, Down Home Country Show, Amazing Pets, New South Gospel, the Friday Late Show “Branson Country USA”, Ozarks Gospel, Ozarks Country, and during Ozark Mountain Christmas special Christmas Show productions. The Grand Country Music Hall is part of the innovative Grand Country Resort & Entertainment Center. Along with the theater, there is a 319-room hotel, Splash Country Indoor Water Park, three mini-golf courses, retail shops, three restaurants, and Fun Spot - a family arcade center with go-carts & bumper cars, all of which sits along with the world’s largest fiddle and the world’s largest banjo, in the middle of Branson’s world famous Hwy 76 strip. Grand Country is open year round and offers all inclusive resort packages.

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