Press Announcement October 3
Stars from America’s Got Talent, Nashville, and Worldwide Rock Musicians
perform new Daily Concerts at Branson’s Starlite Theatre
Branson, MO. “Raiding The Country Vault” announces the lease of The Starlite Theatre. This multiple year lease will showcase talent in concert style performances like no other theatre in Branson. Sir Harry’s vast connections and expertise in the music industry will propel the Starlite Theatre to a new dimension.” said co-owner Randy Little. The Starlite Theatre will be home to a great line-up including Raiding The Country Vault. “I will do my upmost to carry on the great work that Randy Little and his Starlite team have already achieved since they took over this beautiful theatre, I am honoured to have been given this opportunity” said Sir Harry.
The Starlite Theatre will be the only daily concert style show venue in Branson that will include The Texas Tenors, Billy Dean and Larry’s Country Dinner who will be joining “Raiding The Country Vault”. More show announcements will follow.
“Raiding the Country Vault” arrived in Branson to great fanfare when it opened at The Mansion Theatre in early May. Rising quickly to the #4 slot for Branson shows/attractions on TripAdvisor, the show has received great reviews on the popular social media site – “This show was awesome! It took us from the earliest country music to very recent. The musician performers were fantastic! All had major credentials and together formed a brilliant, perfect cast. This show is at the very top of my list and I’ve seen a lot of fabulous Branson and New York shows! See this show! You won’t be disappointed!” according to a recent post by DHarris.
The show was a longtime vision of Sir Harry Cowell and music industry legend Simon-Napier Bell, former manager of the Yardbirds and Wham. The production brings chart-topping Nashville stars together with musicians who have played behind country music’s most iconic acts, performing a set list featuring the biggest hits and the history of America’s most beloved music genre.
“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 performed are definitive country music hits and all of our musicians have the extraordinary skill and experience to bring that music to life.” The show not only showcases an impressive cast, but also includes lasers, state of the art lighting, custom designed sets in a large scale production.
The impressive lineup of stars in “Raiding The Country Vault” features:
Musical Director Michael Peterson on lead vocals and guitar, best loved for his #1 hits “Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie” and “From Here To Eternity.”
Colt Prather on lead vocals and lead guitar, who has worked with Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and Ronnie Milsap.
Michelle Poe on lead vocals and bass, who has worked with Brooks & Dunn and Hank Williams Jr.
Billy Yates on lead vocals and guitar, best known as a hit songwriter for George Strait, Kenny Chesney, George Jones and many others.
Danielle Peck on lead vocals best known for her hits “Finding A Good Man” and “I Don’t.”
Backing up these artists is an all-star band that has shared the stage with the biggest names in country music for decades and features:
Steve Ramsey on keys.
Scott Kwapaszeski on pedal steel and banjo.
Derrek Phillips on drums
Two-time “Fiddler of The Year”, Branson’s very own, Melody Hart.
On March 10, 2017, “Raiding The Country Vault” will debut at THE STARLITE THEATRE. The producers are also planning to bring in “Raiding the Rock Vault” from Las Vegas for select summer dates. “Raiding the Rock Vault” features musicians from famous bands in classic rock that recreate the timeless music of an entire generation.
These stellar shows will bring in a new era to Branson entertainment.