Big news from popular Country music singer and recording artist Dalena Ditto as she returns to the Hamner Barber Theater on Tuesday April 24, 2012 at 2pm to begin her 11th Season as a featured Branson headliner.
Exciting Additions For 2012!
Each year, Dalena’s Country Variety Show adds new and exciting changes for her audiences to enjoy. In 2012, her award-winning production features several new cast member additions for even more fun and nostalgia. As a performer who has shared the stage with Mickey Gilley, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Johnny Lee and countless others, Dalena Ditto’s love for Country Music, Gospel and her fans are the driving force behind this year’s production. With the addition of more show-stopping feature entertainers and more solid gold Classic Country, Gospel, and Bluegrass music than ever before!
New TV Series In Production!
This year Dalena has been extremely busy with production of a new television series that she is co-hosting with legendary Country artist and song writer Mickey Gilley. Details regarding this new TV show titled “Gilley’s Place” will be announced soon, but in the meantime, Dalena is limiting her live performance schedule for the Spring and Fall to accomodate her busy production schedule on the new television series.
Tuesdays At Two!
Throughout the year, Dalena will be performing on Tuesdays at 2:00pm at the Hamner Barber Theater. Starting in September, she will also be performing mornings at 10:00am on Wednesday and Thursday, with additional Saturday morning performances during her November and December Christmas shows.
Meet the 2012 Cast of Stars!
Dalena has assembled an amazing and talented cast of musicians for this season’s production.
Mark Boyd – Guitar From Witchita Falls, TX
Mark performed for many years with Freddy Fender which led to 9 years as part of Moe Bandy’s band.
Stephanie Wilson – Lead & Backup Vocals
Stephanie is from Battiest, OK and has performed with Mickey Gilley, Moe Bandy, Johnny Lee and Leona Williams. Stephanie is also proud of her Grandfather who was one of the original “Code Talkers” during World War I.
Brandy Roberts – Piano, Vocals
From Shreveport, LA, Brandy has opened shows and performed on stage with Jerry Lee Lewis and is personally endorsed by the “Killer” himself. Brandy was a member of the Louisiana Hayride, featured on RFD-TV’s Penny Gilley Show and worked with such stars as Johnny Rodriques and Eddie Raven.
Randy Hall – Bass Guitar, Vocals
Randy is from Blackwell, OK and grew up playing and singing in his family’s Gospel group. He has since played for other professional Gospel groups such as The Hinsons, The Hemphills and The Florida Boys. Since moving to Branson, Randy has worked with Jim Stafford, Moe Bandy, The Osmonds and Tony Roi.
Nick Ochoa – Drums, Percussion
Nick is from Gatesville, TX and was the Band Leader for Moe Bandy for 26 years and performed with the great Red Stegal before that.
Ricky Boen – Fiddle, Vocals
Ricky Boen hails from Odessa, TX where he won the 1980 Texas State Fiddling Championship. He went on to earn the title of 1983 World Champion Fiddler, the 2011 Missouri State Champion Fiddler and the Academy of Western Artists selected his group Texas Mud as the Western Swing Group of the Year. Ricky has worked with many of the greatest Western Swing artists in the world including Red Stegall, Steve Wariner, The Texas Playboys, Michael Martin Murphy, Moe Bandy, Asleep At The Wheel, Ray Price and is a current member of the Sons Of The Pioneers.
Steve Matlock – Steel Guitar, Dobro, Banjo
From Van Buren, AR, Steve started his musical adventure playing piano and trumpet before moving on to the banjo and finally steel guitar. Steve has worked with The Gatlins, Pam Tillis, Darrell McCoy and Ray Price.