Branson’s “Anthem” Newest Addition to Show at Branson Landing

Following the 50-year celebration of the” live music show capital” last year, Branson still has a lot to sing about with even more celebrations this year including the 50th birthday of the award-winning Silver Dollar City theme park and the 50th year of the Shepherd of the Hills outdoor drama.

And sing about it, they do. The song, Listen to the Music, recorded by the Doobie Brothers in 1972, has become the theme song for Branson and many will recognize this familiar tune as the music playing behind the Branson TV commercials, currently seen on national cable. To promote the variety and live music bonanza one can find in Branson, from The Legend of Kung Fu, with a cast of over 50 performers, to Neal McCoy and Buck Trent at the new Clay Cooper Theatre, Joseph Hall in “A Tribute to Elvis,” and the award-winning vocal band The Cat’s Pajamas and so much more, Branson Landing, the 95-acre retail entertainment destination with over 100 shops and restaurants, decided to add a new show to their $7.5 million fountain spectacular.

Now visitors to the Branson Landing will see and hear the Doobie Brother’s rendition of Listen to the Music, choreographed to water, fire, light and music. Marc Williams, Principal of , , the developer of the Branson Landing, stated, “I was approached by Tammy Scholten, Director of Marketing/Entertainment for the Branson Landing, about using the Doobie Brothers “Listen to the Music” as the next new fountain show and after much discussion, we all agreed that this song would be a great way to welcome guests to Branson and Branson Landing, as well as tie in with the recognizable music theme associated with Branson and all that the city has to offer.”

And now, added to the fountain show lineup, guests can also “Listen to the Music” at Branson Landing. From all of us in Branson, we invite everyone to take the time to celebrate with your family and friends this year in Branson.

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Updated 05-25-2010

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