LARRY’S COUNTRY DINER
LARRY’S COUNTRY DINERFans of the popular RFD-TV series “Larry’s Country Diner” will be thrilled to see the return of Larry’s Country Diner LIVE to the Starlite Theatre in Branson, MO! Based on his down-home variety program, that draws over 1.4 million loyal viewers each month, and is one of RFD-TV’s most popular shows, Larry’s Country Diner continues to provide an amazing array of artists for traditional country music fans. Enjoy the entire cast from the hit series including Renae, The Sheriff, Keith Bilbrey and everyone’s favorite gossipy busybody, the church-lady Nadine!
SPECIAL GUEST STARSLarry’s Country Diner is also known for bringing you wonderful performances by special guests and Larry has some terrific guests in store for us this year at the Starlite!
SEPTEMBER 22ndDailey & Vincent is one of the TOP bluegrass bands in America! From the very beginning of their partnership in late 2007, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent quickly established themselves as fresh voices in their genre. The concoction of their fantastically powerful vocal blends, 4 award-winning studio albums, and heavy touring schedules has gained them well-deserved attention from bluegrass, country, and gospel critics and fans alike. Dailey & Vincent has been recognized as 3-time IBMA Entertainer of The Year, 3-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, 2-time Grammy nominee, and Dove Award winners. Equally at home with material from any of the aforementioned genres, Jamie and Darrin continue to expand on the possibilities of what kinds of music can become “Dailey & Vincent” music.
Jimmy Fortune toured, sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. Jimmy and The Statler Brothers were inducted into the GMA (Gospel Music Association) Hall of Fame on October 29, 2007, and inducted into the CMA (Country Music Association) Hall of Fame in June 29, 2008.
“Jimmy Fortune takes notes to places no one else can. I wish I had said that, but those are actually the words of a devoted Jimmy Fortune fan I found printed on Facebook. In just a few words, I think this fan nailed it, especially after I heard the singer absolutely destroy a capacity crowd in Branson a few weeks ago.” – Tommy Jackson
SEPTEMBER 24th & 25th
Country Music Icon, Gene WatsonGene Watson is most famous for his 1975 hit “Love in the Hot Afternoon,” his 1981 hit “Fourteen Carat Mind,” and his signature song “Farewell Party”. Watson was nationally successful throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, as he recorded several Billboard top-40 hits. In February 2012, Watson, celebrated his 50th year in the music business with the release of Best of the Best, 25 Greatest Hits (his very first single on radio “If It Was That Easy” was released in 1962).
The Whites are an American country music vocal group consisting of lead singer Sharon White, her sister Cheryl, and their father Buck. In the 1980s, they scored such hits as “You Put The Blue In Me”, “Hangin’ Around”, “Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling”, “Pins And Needles”, “If It Ain’t Love (Let’s Leave It Alone)”, “Hometown Gossip”, and “When The New Wears Off Of Our Love”. They have since been inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and can be heard on the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack with the song, “Keep on the Sunny Side”.
JOEY & RORY
Joey + Rory is an American country and bluegrass duo composed of singer-songwriters Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek, who are husband and wife. Joey is the duo’s lead vocalist, while Rory sings background vocals and plays guitar.