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Down Home Country Show to Feature Country Singer/Songwriter Billy Yates

Grand Country Music Hall in Branson Welcomes Star Entertainer

(Tuesday, January 9, 2024 ~ Branson, MO) Country Singer/Songwriter Billy Yates will be featured in the award-winning “Down Home Country Show” performed at the Grand Country Music Hall in Branson, MO.

Mike Patrick, Executive Producer of over eight shows at the Grand Country Music Hall, said, “Billy was making a guest appearance on our Friday night late show, Branson Country USA, and hearing his sound and watching his interaction with our audience, it hit me that Billy really is a perfect fit for our classic country show.” Billy Yates adds, “I love traditional country music and the Down Home Country Show is the best place in Branson to find that sound. I’m super excited and honored to be a part of this great show with such a talented group of entertainers.”

In Branson, prior to 2020, Billy starred in the live music show “Raiding the Country Vault” and his own show “Billy Yates’ Hit Songwriters in the Round”. He also has an active real estate business with PB Realty where he continues to work out of both the Doniphan and Branson offices. Billy says, “When I first moved to Nashville, my friend Mel Tillis told me he was moving to Branson, and I was so surprised because, as a country music artist, to me Nashville seemed like the dream. Then, when I myself got to Branson, I fell in love with the people here and our visitors. So being able to work and be a part of the music community in both towns is really living the dream.”​

The “Down Home Country Show” also features Entertainer of the Year, Jamie Haage, and Comedian of the Year, Jarrett Dougherty. The incredible cast of singers and pickers allows audiences to step back in time to real country music. The show has been voted “Best in Classic Branson” and provides a variety of singing, comedy, gospel, bluegrass and down-home fun. Shows begin on April 17, 2024, and continue thru May 24, then resume Sept 4 thru Dec 13, 2024, and are performed at 10:00am at the Grand Country Music Hall on the world-famous Hwy 76 strip in Branson MO. For more tickets and information call 417-335-2484 or visit on-line



If you're a Billy fan and you live in Europe, you don't want to miss this opportunity to see Billy perform live. Starting in March, you'll find him along with Twang Factor and Benny Pedersen performing in Denmark at Hjorring (BNO) on the 1st and Horsens (Crazy Horse) on the 2nd. Then in July, you can catch him at MTI Maya Travel Inn Party as Maya celebrates 30 years in business. That show is at Uitikon-Waldegg and then the next night, he'll be in Zimmerwald at 10th Country Night Zimmerwald. Go to the "Calendar" page to see all of Billy's shows!

BILLY IS PRESENTED BMI'S MILLION AIR AWARD ON OPRY STAGE at the ryman auditorium in nashville

June 11th was a special day as Billy was invited to perform his 50th appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. As Billy completed the last of three songs he was performing, he was surprised by the show's host, Larry Gatlin, as he, along with WSM and Grand Ole Opry announcer, Bill Cody, presented Billy with the coveted "Million Air Award" for the Yates penned, "I Don't Need Your Rocking Chair" that country music legend, George Jones made famous back in 1992. The song was Yates' first song to have been recorded by anyone and was also awarded the "CMA Vocal Event of the Year" in 1993.

The BMI Million Air Award is awarded to songwriters, composers and publishers whose songs accumulate over one million U.S. broadcast performance, the designation has been bestowed upon many revered songwriters, including Paul McCartney, Dolly Parton, and Roy Orbison. 


After the success of the "Music in My Heart" album that Billy produced on Charley a few years ago, the legend asked Billy, once again, to produce new music. "We had recorded several new songs before Covid hit and were unable to spend much time working on them before Charley succumbed to the virus. Luckily, we had most of Charley's vocals completed enough to move forward with the project which was mostly planned to be a duet or collaboration project", said Yates, who is now working with various artists to complete the new music. Stay tuned to Charley's social media for more updates as to when the new music will be released.

(Pictured below is Billy with Darius Rucker who recently came into the studio to sing on the record.)


(July 29, 2022) Scandanavian fans were elated to welcome Billy back to their stages after five years of no overseas shows. Billy recently made his return to Denmark where he played to an enthusiastic crowd in Oster Hurup at the Truckstop Festival there on July 25th. After that, Billy joined up with the family in Sweden for some R & R with friends there, then on to Norway, where Billy invited son, Grayson, and future daughter-in-law, Nadia Cole, to the stage where they wowed fans in Skjak, at the Country Festival there on July 2nd. A highlight of that trip was also performing an acoustic set in the local church. It became a working vacation for the family as they continued on to Holland where they spent a few days with long-time friends there. Billy and family can't wait to return to Europe for more great country music!

(Pictured here is the crowd in Skjak, Norway)