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Amber Campbell, from left, Kelly Parrish and Kaylee Riggins, as well as the rest of the cast of “#1 Hits of the 60s,” snagged a handful of Branson Terry Music Award nominations, including Show of the Year, as well as Campbell for Entertainer of the Year.

The Branson Famous Theatre was filled with the “who’s who” of Branson entertainers, producers, fans and more, who gathered for the announcement of the nominees for the 6th annual Branson Terry Music Awards, the 41st overall Terry Music Awards, which is set for Sept. 22 at the venue.

The “Terry Awards” are the brainchild of Terry Beene, a Texas native and musician, who conceived the idea for the awards while working for a radio station in Fort Worth, Texas. Beene said after he discussed the Tony Awards on air, he jokingly announced he was going to be hosting the Terry Awards.

The interest from musicians across the state to be considered for an award led to the organization of an actual award ceremony, the Terry Awards, first held in June 1977.

In 2014, Beene partnered with the late Chisai Childs to present the first Terry awards exclusively for Branson.

Last year’s winners included “The Haygoods” for Show of the Year, “The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama” for Production Show of the Year: “The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama, Doug Gabriel from “The Doug Gabriel Show” for Entertainer of the Year, Jeff Brandt from the “Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Show” for Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist Nadia Cole from “Ayo starring the Voices of Glory,” and Clay Cooper’s Country Express Band for Band of the Year.

2019 Branson Terry Music Award Nominees are as follows:

 

SHOW OF THE YEAR: 

“Parrotville - A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett” at the Jim Stafford Theatre, “Grand Jubilee” at the Grand Country Music Hall, “Six” at the Hughes Brothers Theatre, “#1 Hits of the 60s” at the Clay Cooper Theatre, “New Jersey Nights” at the King’s Castle Theatre, and “The Duttons” at the Dutton Family Theatre.

 

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR:

The Haygood family from “The Haygoods,” Amber Campbell from “#1 Hits of the 60s,” Reza from “Reza: Edge of Illusion,” Billy Yates from “Billy Yates’ Hit Songwriters in the Round,” Rick Thomas from “Rick Thomas: Mansion of Dreams,” and the Hughes Brothers from “The Hughes Music Show.”

 

COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR: Shannon Thomason from “Comedy Jamboree,” Jamie Haage from “Grand Jubilee,” Jordan Gabriel from “The Doug Gabriel Show,” Jerl “Hargus Marcel” Adams & Tim “Droopy Drawers Jr.” Mabe fro “Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers,” Matthew Levingston & Gareth Sever from “Buckets & Boards,” and Terry Wayne Sanders from “CJ Newsom’s Classic Country & Comedy.”

 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: 

Deanna Edwards from “Absolutely Country, Definitely Gospel,” Tamra Tinoco from “Hamner’s Unbelievable Variety Show” and “Magnificent Seven,” Megan Mabe from “Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers,” Melody Hart from “Down Home Country,” Tiffany Sassanella from “Comedy Jamboree, and Maggie Moore-Cyr from “Dublin’s Irish Tenors and Celtic Ladies.”

 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR:

Mike Walker from “Mike Walker’s Lasting Impressions,” George Dyer from “Broadway to Buble,” Allen Asbury from “Oh Happy Day,” Jamie Haage from “Down Home Country,” Jay McManus from “Dublin’s Irish Tenors and Celtic Ladies,” Rob Quibell from “New Jersey Nights.”

 

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR:

The cast of “Dublin’s Irish Tenors and Celtic Ladies,” New South from “Grand Jubilee,” Pierce Arrow from “Pierce Arrow Decades,” the cast of “Six,” 3rd Power from “Clay Cooper’s Country Express,” and the cast of “Statler Brothers Revisited.”

 

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR: 

Adrienne Fine and Cole Lee from “Fleetwood Mac Dreams,” Luke Menard and Jackie Brown from “Grand Jubilee,” Denny and Sheila Renee Yeary from “Dolly & Friends,” Tonya & Tammy Bilyeu from “Ozarks Country” and “Ozarks Gospel,” Shane Vorhaben and Heather Gentry from “50 Years of Kenny Rogers,” and Matt Muhoberac and Amber Campbell from “#1 Hits of the 60s.”

 

GOSPEL GROUP OF THE YEAR: 

Faith’s Journey from “Absolutely Country, Definitely Gospel,” the Blackwood family and cast of “The Blackwoods,” the cast of “New Jersey Nights,” “Jerry Presley Gospel,” and the “Baldknobbers Gospel Show.” 

 

BAND OF THE YEAR:

The Legends Band from “Legends in Concert,” the Rhinestone Mafia from the Grand Country Music Hall shows, the “Parrotville - A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett” band, the “Jim Stafford Show” band, the “#1 Hits of the 60s” band, and the Re-Cliners from “CJ Newsom’s Classic Country & Comedy,” and the God and Country Band from Jerry Presley’s God and Country Theatres.

 

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR:

Forrest Herzog from “Statler Brothers Revisited,” Tim Dutton from “The Duttons,” Jamie Haage from “Down Home Country,” Greg Moody from “Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers,” Tim Prozoski from “Parrotville - A Tribute to Jimmy Buffet,” Robbie Springfield from “Clay Cooper’s Country Express.”

 

LEAD GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Larry Holiday from “Take It to the Limit Eagles Tribute,” Matt Hanshaw from “The Jim Stafford Show,” Kevin Allen from “Legends in Concert,” Grant Moody from “Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers,” Barry Bales from “Hot Rods & High Heels” and “Clay Cooper’s Country Express,” and Dino Strunk from “The Doug Gabriel Show.”

 

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: 

Nathan Agdeppa from “Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers,” Wayne Massengale from ”Down Home Country” and “Grand Jubilee,” Amy Dutton from “The Duttons,” Melody Hart from “Down Home Country,” Dominic Haygood from “The Haygoods,” and Louis Darby from “Sons of Britches.”

 

KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR: 

Andy Oberg from the Showboat Branson Belle, Tracy Heaston from “Comedy Jamboree,” R.P. Harrell from “Clay Cooper’s Country Express,” Lance Conque from “Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers,” Jim Garstang from “Statler Brothers Revisited,” Lee Hendrix from the “Urban Cowboy Reunion” show. 

 

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Gene Mulvaney from “Grand Jubilee,” George Geisser from “Raiding the Country Vault,” Tim Prozoski from “Ozarks Country Jubilee,” Greg Moody form “Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers,” Forrest Herzog from “Conway Remembered,” and Robbie Springfield from “Clay Cooper’s Country Express.”

 

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: 

Mike Williamson from “#1 Hits of the 60s,” Mark Evans from “Clay Cooper’s Country Express,” Justin Herzog from “CJ Newsom’s Classic Country & Comedy,” David Milliagn from “Statler Brothers Revisited,” Randy Plummer from “Sons of Britches,” and Marty Wilhite from “The Hughes Music Show.”

 

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR: 

Dino Phillips from “The Haygoods,” Jimmy Hyde from “Clay Cooper’s Country Express,” Paul Oney from “Elvis Live starring Jerry Presley,” Doug Clifford from “Take It to the Limit Eagles Tribute,” William Henderson from the Showboat Branson Belle, and Michael from the “Echo Hollow Show.” 

 

THE LITTLE BIG SHOW: 

“Sons of Britches” at the Little Opry Theatre,  “Aretha The Queen of Soul” at the Tribute Theatre, “The Johnson Strings” at the Majestic Theatre, “A Tribute to George Strait Dinner Show” at the Uptown Cafe, “Motown Downtown” at the Hot Hits Theatre, and the “Journey Tribute” from the Tribute Theatre. 

 

TRIBUTE SHOW OF THE YEAR:

“Beach Boy’ California Dreamin’” at the Hamner Variety Theatre, “Conway Remembered” at the Hamner Variety Theatre, “Liverpool Legends” at the Caravelle Theatre, “Statler Brothers Revisited” at Jerry Presley’s God and Country Theatres, “Elvis Live” at Jerry Presley’s God and Country Theatre, and “Take It To the Limit Eagles Tribute” at the Tribute Theatre.

 

PRODUCTION SHOW OF THE YEAR: 

“The Hughes Music Show” at the Hughes Brothers Theatre, “Clay Cooper’s Country Express” at the Clay Cooper Theatre, “Samson” at the Sight & Sound Theatre, “Hamner’s Unbelievable Variety Show” at the Hamner Variety Theatre, “#1 Hits of the 60s” at the Clay Cooper Theatre, and the “Echo Hollow Show” at Silver Dollar City’s Echo Hollow Amphitheatre.

 

MORNING SHOW OF THE YEAR:

“The Doug Gabriel Show” at the Pierce Arrow Theatre, “Golden Sounds of the Platters” at the Tribute Theatre, “The Blackwoods” at the Branson Famous Theatre, “A Tribute to John Denver” at the Little Opry Theatre, “Oh Happy Day” at the Hughes Brothers Theatre, “George Jones & Friends” at the Little Opry Theatre.

 

MATINEE SHOW OF THE YEAR: 

“Comedy Jamboree” at the Grand Country Music Hall, “Hot Rods & High Heels” at the Clay Cooper Theatre, “Broadway to Buble” at the Americana Theatre, “Reza: Edge of Illusion” at the Branson Famous Theatre, “The Petersens” at the Little Opry Theatre, “Conway Remembered” at the Hamner Variety Theatre. 

Tickets to the Branson Terry Music Awards are available at All Access Branson by calling 417-332-2121, Also, Farm & Ranch Television, farmnranch.tv, will also be televising the Branson Terry Music Awards, as well as all the pre-award activities.

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