Branson has long been known for world-class entertainment featuring some of the biggest names in country music. Visitors from all over the world flock to Branson for its shows and attractions, and it’s one of the top driving destinations in the United States. With more than 50 theaters in town and over 100 different shows, fans of lots of different kinds of music won’t have any trouble finding the perfect show for them. In addition to the country music and family shows that made the town famous, Branson is also home to several powerful Gospel music shows. Christian music lovers of all ages will enjoy these passionate and uplifting performances.
For traditional American music at its finest, a trip to see The Blackwoods is in order. This inspirational group is descended from the legendary Blackwood Brothers Quartet and have returned to Branson after a successful 15-year run at the Smoky Mountain Opry in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Over their storied career, the Blackwood family has performed with famous musicians such as Dolly Parton, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Johnny Cash, and Cher. They are also the recipients of 8 Grammy Awards, 27 Dove Awards, and countless other accolades. R.W. Blackwood, his wife Donna, and their daughter Andrea lend their tight harmonies to the classic music made famous by the Blackwood Brothers Quartet as well as the southern gospel, patriotic, and country music we all know and love. This lively and uplifting performance will definitely bring a smile to your face, and you’ll leave The Blackwoods show with a jubilant song in your heart!
The soulful power of the Voices of Glory will delight audiences of all ages. Sister and brothers Nadia, Michael, and Avery Cole bring their unique style and powerhouse vocals to a variety of soul, pop, and gospel hits. This family trio began singing together after their mother, Felicia, was in a serious car accident that left her in a coma for eight months. The siblings sang at their mother’s bedside each day and, after she recovered, they decided to start performing at hospitals and nursing homes to bring hope to the residents there. You may remember Voices of Glory from their star-making turn on America’s Got Talent where they reached the top 5. Since then, they have performed together at Madison Square Garden and the Dove Awards and have been featured in People and Jet magazine. Voices of Glory began performing in Branson in 2012 and have been inspiring audiences with their story of hope ever since. They named their show in Branson “Ayo,” which means “joy” in the Nigerian language of Yoruba. When you visit this show, you’ll see why it’s such a fitting title. Voices of Glory fill their audiences with joy at every show!
For a taste of old-fashioned Southern gospel with a modern twist, New South Gospel is the perfect show for you. Fans of the Grand Country Jubilee will recognize New South as this award-winning quartet headlines both shows. The four dynamite showmen bring their four-part harmonies to everything from traditional hymns and Southern gospel to hits from today’s famous Christian artists. The show also features music from Jackie Brown and the hilarious comedy of Jim Dandy who audiences may also recognize from the Grand Country Jubilee. The whole experience is rounded out by master pianist Tracy Heaston and the Grand Band.
Lovers of gospel music will be sure to enjoy one of these incredible shows in Branson, Missouri. Whether it’s the traditional Southern Gospel of The Blackwoods, the wide variety of Christian music of New South Gospel, or the powerful and inspiring vocals of the Voices of Glory, there is something in Branson for everyone!