New in 2017 – Raiding the Country Vault





About Raiding the Country Vault

Live at the Starlite Theatre – Now Playing

“Raiding the Country Vault,” is the newest production in Branson, MO and has tapped top country music industry talent to take audiences on a journey through the greatest hits of Country Music – America’s most beloved genre. It’s one of 5 Shows currently listed in TripAdvisor’s Top 10!   A powerhouse line up for you and your family!The show, from the producers of the Las Vegas sensation, “Raiding the Rock Vault,” enjoyed a successful 2016 debut season, climbing to #3 on Trip Advisor in just 12 weeks!
For 2017, Raiding the Country Vault is pleased to reside in the Starlite Theatre in Branson, Missouri, with a full schedule of shows in 2017.
“Having the most talented lineup of performers is essential to putting on a show like ‘Raiding the Country Vault’,” said Producer Sir Harry Cowell. “The songs are definitive country music hits and all of our musicians have the extraordinary skill and experience to bring that music to life.”
  • Michael Peterson [Musical Director, Lead Vocals and Guitar] (“From Here To Eternity,””Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie”)
  •  Billy Yates [Lead Vocals and Guitar] (George Jones, Kenny Chesney)
  •  Michelle Poe [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams, Jr.)
  •  Scott Kwapiszeski [Pedal Steel and Banjo] (LiveWire, The George Brothers Band)
  •  Steve Ramsey [Keyboards] (Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker)
  •  Melody Hart [Lead Vocals and Fiddle] (Grand Country Music Hall)
  • David Smith [Multi instrumentalist / Keyboards] (Roy Clark, Grand Ole Opry)
  • Pete Generous (Roy Clark, Connie Smith, Jean Shepard and Kitty Wells., Grand Ole Opry)
  • Keith Horne [Multi instrumentalist] (Tanya Tucker, Waylon Jennings (Musical Director), Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Ricky Van Shelton, Lonestar,
    Luke Bryan, and more!)
“Raiding the Country Vault” features a set list of country music’s most renowned favorites by celebrated artists including: Conway Twitty, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Charlie Daniels Band, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait, and many more.
The new show, a longtime vision of Sir Harry Cowell and music industry legend Simon Napier-Bell, also brings to Branson the talent of Paul Dexter, as writer, director, and production designer.

Raiding the Country Vault Show Reviews:


This is a must see. We didn’t want it to end. Very talented group and very entertaining. We would go back again. Wonderful voices and a great song selection of songs. – TripAdvisor Review

A don’t miss show! Loved every minute of it! Felt so friendly and personal! Real down home country music! – TripAdvisor Review


Excellent music and production. The artists are first class instrumental and vocal performers, both solo and group. Don’t miss this one! – TripAdvisor Review


Do yourself a favor, when in Branson; GO SEE THIS SHOW!!! – TripAdvisor Review


This show was awesome, a real treat!! Each of the performers in the band either wrote a lot of songs and/or performed with big time country stars for several years. The show has great energy and entertainment, and you can tell these folks just love playing country music!! I would certainly see this show again! – TripAdvisor Review


This show is absolutely incredible! The talent is top rate, the songs are hits, and the artists are legends. Seriously wow. – TripAdvisor Review

The best music show I’ve seen in Branson this year!!! The energy of the entertainers is magnificent! Great country/Americana music. The singers and musicians are unparalleled! Billy Yates! Michael Peterson! Melody Hart! Keith Horne!! If you love country music, DON’T MISS THIS SHOW!