Nashville Nights in Branson, Missouri? You bet! This is the country you love, brought to you by legendary songwriter and singer, Billy Yates, and featuring an incredible lineup of notable music stars. Branson already tops your list of destinations for incredible live music shows, and this brilliant addition to the collection offers the perfect showcase for artists who’ve already made a significant impact on the country music industry. Led by Yates, this large night-club style venue, one that’s big enough for a good-sized crowd, yet small enough to make every performance feel intimate, features familiar performers Melody Hart, Heath Wright, Michelle Poe, Kevin Clemens, Pete Generous, and David Smith. In Nashville Nights, you’ll hear these talented stars perform the songs that put them on the country music map, along with others on their list of favorites.
We’ll remind you how these unforgettable musicians earned their place in country music history and their own special spot on the Nashville Nights stage...the show’s host and star, Billy Yates, has literally put the creative words in the mouths of iconic country artists, including George Jones - this music legend added to his catalog of hits recording songs Yates helped write, including “Choices” and “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair.” Another Yates’ song, “Flowers,” hit the Top 40 by delivering an emotional message about sobriety, and giving Billy an excellent opportunity to showcase his own voice on country radio. Melody Hart is well known to Branson fans for her starring role in Branson Country USA, a TV and radio show recorded at Grand Country Music Hall - she’s also played fiddle for artists like Brenda Lee and Joe Diffie. Heath Wright is a founding member of the popular band, Ricochet, where he sang lead and played guitar - the Academy of Country Music award-winning band is known for hits like “What Do I Know,” “Love is Stronger than Pride,” and the chart-topping “Daddy’s Money.”
Nashville Nights' Michelle Poe has earned a name for herself playing bass for Brooks & Dunn, Dierks Bentley, and currently for Hank Williams Jr., and had a hit with “Just One of the Boys.” Rounding out the Nashville Nights band...Kevin Clemmons has handled steel guitar duties for artists like The Presleys, Gary Stewart, and Crystal Gayle - Pete Generous has drummed for the Lawrence Welk Orchestra, Tony Orlando, and Roy Clark - and David Smith, an artist who’s had the pleasure of appearing at the Grand Ole Opry nearly a hundred times, played banjo and keyboards for country guitar legend, Roy Clark.
Additional Information/Helpful Tips
- Nashville Nights can be seen at Branson’s newest live music venue, Billy Yates’ Choices Concert Hall.
- Choices is located at 440 State Highway 248, just off the junction of Highways 65 and 248. (There’s a Rapid Roberts right in front of the building and a large bluff rising behind it.)
- You can enjoy Nashville Nights every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday through December 19, as well as on Friday, November 15 - all shows are at 7:30 p.m.
- The Concert Hall is in a large renovated building that was once home to several popular nightclubs over the past 25 years, including Guitars & Cadillacs and Planet Branson, and features individual chair seating, allowing for flexible space and an excellent up-close-and-personal live music show experience for everyone.
- Billy Yates’ Choices Concert Hall has a rare feature for a Branson venue - a huge dance floor! You’ll also find it adorned with music memorabilia and offering a full service restaurant and bar.
- The Concert Hall is also home to Billy Yates’ Hit Songwriters in the Round, as well as an impressive lineup of limited-engagement concerts starring artists like Gary Morris, Tim Rushlow, and T. Graham Brown.
With such a phenomenal lineup of some of country music’s best artists, fans of all genres, eras, and musicians everywhere are sure to find something, and most likely everything, to love about Branson’s Nashville Nights!