Jerry Presley

Jerry Presley will headline Friday night’s “Branson Country USA” at the Grand Country Music Hall.

This weekend’s edition of “Branson Country USA,” set for 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Grand Country Music Hall, will feature Elvis Presley tribute artist Jerry Presley, who also happens to be a cousin of the late “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

Presley first came to Branson in 1984 and built the King’s Mansion theater. According to Presley, he opened the first “Elvis show,” as well as the first “rock ‘n’ roll show” in Branson. 

In 1989, he sold the venue and toured for several years, performing with Elvis’ original backup quartets, the Jordanaires, the Stamps, and the Blackwoods. Presley returned to Branson in 2013, performing in several venues before calling God and Country home.

Presley purchased the venue in 2016, and performes his “Elvis Live” show featuring several different concerts, with “Aloha from Hawaii” at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, the “Madision Square Garden Concert” Mondays at 8 p.m., and a special gospel show select Sundays at 2 p.m.

Visit godandcountrytheatre.com for a full schedule of shows.

“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. Showtime is 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Grand Country Music Hall.

Showtime is 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Grand Country Music Hall.

Next week’s “Branson Country USA” guests will see Randy Plummer from “The  Plummer Family Country Music Show,” as well as the “Sons of Britches” Aug. 2, the White River Wranglers from Dolly Parton’s Stampede Aug. 9, and the cast of “Doo Wop And The Drifters” at the Hot Hits Theatre Aug. 16.

The Grand Country cast is taking some time off later in Augus, and no live show is set for Aug. 23. 

“Branson Country USA” will return Aug. 30 with a live show featuring the cast of “Oh Happy Day” from the Hughes Brothers Thetatre.

Visit grandcountry.com for more.

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