CONTACT: Aaron Martin
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P.O. Box 1277
Branson, Missouri 65615

Publish Date: 
Monday, December 3, 2018


December 3, 2018

BRANSON, MISSOURI – The Branson Agency, LLC., is excited to announce The Blackwoods will be joining ranks with Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers and Reza – Edge of Illusion at The Branson Famous Theatre for the 2019 entertainment season.

“I am honored to welcome The Blackwoods, America’s first family of gospel music to The Branson Famous Theatre,” said Brandon Mabe of Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers. (The Mabe family began the Branson family entertainment phenomenon in 1959 as Branson’s inaugural country music and comedy variety show.) “The Blackwoods are known throughout the world for their pure harmonies and first-class entertainment. Their high energy, family friendly show will be a great fit with the other performances at our theatre.”

The Blackwoods have performed for the last two years at The Dutton Theatre in Branson. “We have really loved having The Blackwoods in our theatre,” said Sheila Dutton. “They are wonderful people and have become our dear friends. It is so fun to hear people talk about how much they like The Blackwood’s show. We are excited for the new opportunities they have and wish them all the success in the world.”

“We have loved sharing a theatre with the fabulous Duttons for the last 2 years. They are like family and their love and support has been so special to us,” said Donna Blackwood. “Keeping the name and the legacy alive, The Blackwood’s 2019 show will feature their famous harmonies, many of their number one hits, and lots of laughter and heartwarming stories from their musical heritage. Donna Blackwood continued with, “The Mabe family has welcomed us with open arms and we look forward to seeing all our friends and fans joining us at our new location at The Branson Famous Theatre.”

Reza, the venue's resident illusionist with Branson’s top ranked illusion show, will also be returning to The Branson Famous Theatre for 150+ shows in 2019. “I have known R.W. and Donna Blackwood for several years and when I heard they were joining our theatre next season, I couldn’t have been more thrilled!” “We have had the opportunity to share a venue with The Blackwoods in the past and have worked together on various projects with incredible synergy! The Blackwood's are not only legendary but also the perfect fit to complete our Branson Famous Theatre family! Brandon and the entire Mabe family have been extremely welcoming of my team for the past two years and I’m looking forward to continuing our partnership into 2019, now with three incredible productions!"
The Blackwood’s 2019 performance season at The Branson Famous Theatre, 645 HWY 165, Branson, MO, begins on March 5, 2019, with shows at 10:00 a.m. on select dates. For more information, contact Aaron Martin, Director of Tourism Marketing, Branson Agency, LLC., at [email protected] or 605-690-8087.

About The Blackwoods

With a heritage of over 80 years, The Blackwoods have been pioneers in the world of gospel music. The long list of entertainers they have performed with is a Who’s Who of music greats including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Kenny Rogers, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Glen Campbell, Cher, Frankie Avalon and Sammy Davis Jr.

Combined, The Blackwood Singers and The Blackwood Brothers have been awarded 8 Grammys and 27 Dove Awards. The Blackwood Singers have won 5 All American Music Awards, The Publishers Choice Diamond Award, The Branson Terry Award, the coveted Living Legend Award in Gospel Music, and are the current recipients of The Branson Show Awards’ and The Brammys’ Gospel Group of The Year. R.W. Blackwood with The Blackwood Brothers has been inducted into The Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

The Blackwoods possess something that very few musical groups ever achieve in their entire careers and that is not just success but a sincere love for people. They have achieved unbelievable heights in the world of music and entertainment. They are exciting, musical, dynamic, personable and all of this with a touch of class in their performances.

The Blackwood’s current roster includes R.W. and Donna Blackwood, their daughter Andrea Blackwood Carter, Denny Yeary, Jonathan Lee, and Michael and Jenn Frost.