This weekend’s edition of “Branson Country USA,” set for 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Grand Country Music Hall, will feature bluegrass favorites the Pam Setser Band.
Pam Setser is an award-winning, multi-instrumentalist who also has the voice to match. Setser has played at many venues, including Louisiana Hayride, “Hee Haw,” “The Ralph Emery Show,” Jay Leno, and “You Can Be A Star.” She also performed in Washington D.C. for President William Jefferson Clinton, and won third place in the National Wrangler Country Showdown at the Grand Old Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.
“Branson Country USA” is a weekly radio and TV show, featuring Patrick and Haage as hosts, as well as the New South Quartet, David Ragan, Jon Drockelman, Mark McCauley, Luke Menard, female vocalists Jackie Brown and Melody Hart, and the Grand Band, known locally as the “Rhinestone Mafia,” which features steel guitarist Gene Mulvaney, keyboard player Michael W. Davis, bassist Larry Allred, drummer Rob Blackburn, guitarist Chad Cathell and fiddler Wayne Massengale.
There is another group of folks who are also big fans of Grand Country, “The Wild Bunch” as Patrick calls them, who attend each week.
Patrick said that group is one of the reasons they have to keep the show fresh and new each week.
“They love it, and a big part of it is the fact we have about 12 minutes of commercial time that we just have to stand out there and wing it,” he said. “Sometimes we pick on each other and sometimes we just sing random songs, but I always feel bad for the people who are just watching on TV or listening on the radio because they are missing 12 of the best minutes of the show.
“If you’re just watching or listening at home, you miss the real show.”
Next week’s “Branson Country USA” guests will see a special guest to be announced, followed by illusionist Rick Thomas from the “Mansion of Dreams” show at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center & Theatre.
Showtime is 10:30 p.m. every Friday at the Grand Country Music Hall.
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