The roots of country music are as old as the New World itself. The music of Appalachians, including African, German, Scotch, and Irish, and the music of their descendants who settled the west, developed over four centuries to become Country and Western Music. There is debate about the first County and Western song to be pressed into vinyl, but some think it was a 1920 song by C. Robertson, called "Sallie Gooden." Whether or not that is true, it is certain that Country Music has been produced professionally for over 100 years.
If you want to celebrate country music, Branson, the live music capital of the world, is the place to do so. A good portion of the live music performed here is, in fact, Country Music. Some of the best can be found in a new show at Legends in Concert, in the show, "Legends of Country."
Legends of Country features a rotating line up of performers who pay tribute to great artists of today and yesterday, like Kenny Rogers, Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline, Shania Twain, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Kenny Chesney, Jonny Cash, and more!
See Legends of Country live at Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater in Branson, Sundays at 3 PM.