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BILLY YATES SIGNS ON FOR SECOND SEASON IN BRANSON - February 4, 2017

After a successful run in 2016, Billy Yates announces a return to the hit country music show, RAIDING THE COUNTRY VAULT, this year at the Starlite Theatre on the World-Famous 76 Strip in Branson, Missouri.

The show will once again feature classic country hits, along with fun, educational facts about the songs on giant screens behind the performers, plus a state-of-the-art laser light show like no other in Branson. "I love the fact that we are performing real country music with such an impressive production around us", says Yates, who's background in country music includes 49 featured performances on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, plus an impressive artist career in Europe where he has toured for the past 14 years. "The cast includes some of my Nashville buddies like Michael Peterson, Michelle Poe, and Keith Horne, plus Branson's sweetheart, Melody Hart. These guys all know what country is and do it as well as anyone."

Make sure to come see Billy and the entire cast of Raiding the Country Vault this year. Shows begin on March 9th and run through December 16th. Check the tour dates page to see more details. Order tickets online at www.starlitetheatre.com or call 866.991.8445.

BILLY YATES PROUDLY WEARS PRODUCER'S HAT FOR CHARLEY PRIDE PROJECT - January 16, 2017

Being a producer takes hours and hours in the studio, learning the skills that make you good at what you do.

Billy Yates has spent countless hours producing and making his own records through the years and in the last few years began displaying those skills on other artist's projects, making a number younger, newer artists dreams come to life.

Recently, that hard work began paying off and Billy was asked to produce one of his heroes, the legendary Charley Pride. Yates and Pride have been working long hours, putting together what promises to be some of Charley's best work in many years.

Congratulations, Billy!

Stay tuned for more details on this historic musical project!

BILLY YATES IN BRANSON PRODUCTION, "RAIDING THE COUNTRY VAULT"! - April 12, 2016

(Branson, Missouri) - Country music fans rejoice! Producers of the acclaimed Las Vegas production “Raiding the Rock Vault” will premiere a new show, “Raiding the Country Vault,” at the Mansion Theatre in Branson, MO on Friday, May 6. The new production brings together musicians from country music’s most iconic acts to play a set list featuring the biggest hits of America’s most beloved genre. Tickets for “Raiding the Country Vault” are on sale at www.themansiontheatre.com.

“In ‘Raiding the Rock Vault,’ musicians from famous bands in classic rock recreate the timeless music of an entire generation,” said producer Sir Harry Cowell. ‘In ‘Raiding the Country Vault,’ we’ve carefully selected talented performers and songs that bring the history of country music to life for audiences.”

The impressive lineup of musicians in “Raiding the Country Vault” includes Kent Wells [Guitar] (Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton) who will also act as the show’s Musical Director. Wells is well known for acting as Musical Director and Producer for Dolly Parton for the better part of 15 years. The band lineup continues with: Colt Prather [Lead Vocals and Lead Guitar] (Alan Jackson, Ronnie Milsap), Michelle Poe [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams, Jr.), Billy Yates [Lead Vocals and Guitar] (George Jones, Kenny Chesney), and Billboard chart toppers Michael Peterson (From Here To Eternity, Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie) [Lead Vocals and Guitar] and Mila Mason (Dark Horse) [Lead Vocals] (Mindy McCready).

“Raiding the Country Vault” will feature a set list of country music’s most renowned favorites by legendary artists including: Conway Twitty, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Charlie Daniels Band, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait, and many, many more.

“Raiding the Rock Vault,” which premiered in Las Vegas in 2013 to popular and critical acclaim, has the distinguished honor of being the #1 Las Vegas Show on TripAdvisor and each year has been awarded “Best of Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

“’The great Simon Napier-Bell and I had a vision for ‘Raiding the Country Vault’ for a long time and it’s finally come to fruition,” said Cowell. “The success we’ve seen in Las Vegas with ‘Raiding the Rock Vault’ has been a dream come true and we’re excited to bring ‘Raiding the Country Vault’ to Branson. We’re also thrilled to be working alongside Paul Dexter, our writer, director and production designer from ‘Raiding The Rock Vault’ to help continue our exciting brand.”

The Mansion Theatre, located at 189 Expressway Lane, has undergone a two-year renovation in preparation for the 2016 season. With 3,000 seats, the venue is the largest of its kind in Branson and features an expansive stage. “Raiding the Country Vault” will perform 100 shows in 2016.

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