Billy Yates’ Hit Songwriters in the Round 

will debut at the Americana Theatre April 6, 2018

Branson, MO (December 11, 2017) – Billy Yates’ Hit Songwriters in the Roundwill debut April 6, 2018 at the Americana Theatre on the famed 76
Country Music Boulevard strip in Branson.  The first three shows will
feature two of Nashville’s most gifted songwriters, Kerry Kurt Phillips, whose songwriting credits include: “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)”(Joe Diffie), “Down On The Farm”(Tim McGraw), and “She Let Herself Go”(George Strait), along with Wynn Varble, star of the hit TV series, Joey and Rory, whose songwriting credits include: “Have You Forgotten”(Darryl Worley), “Waitin’ On A Woman”(Brad Paisley), and “A Little More Country Than That”(Easton Corbin).

Wynn Varble

This unscripted, unplugged, and unbelievable 90-minute show will bring
the best in performing songwriter experiences to the stage, where the
award-winning/Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, Billy Yates,
will introduce the audience to the world of performing songwriters, as
two other hit songwriter/artists from Nashville will join Billy on stage
each week to casually tell the stories behind the songs they play.
 This relaxed and unscripted show allows the audience to enjoy the
spirit of what makes acoustic performances of songs, by the ones who
wrote them, so great.  

Audiences will feel the raw emotions
and should be prepared to laugh, and possibly cry, as they share their
hearts and souls in this “like no other” experience in Branson,
Missouri.  Songwriters and artist/writers will rotate weekly throughout
the season, each performing three shows in a row during their stay in
Branson.  The intimacy of this all-acoustic show will leave audiences
feeling as though they’ve made new friends with the stars on stage.

Kerry Kurt Phillips

Most Branson show goers got to know Billy Yates during the past two seasons as he starred in the hit country music production, Raiding the Country Vault.
“When I got to Branson last year, I realized that with so much variety
in the shows and attractions, there was still something missing.  Having
spent the last 30 years in Nashville, the thing I missed most was the
amazing songwriter shows that have become a true Nashville experience in
the Music City where hit songwriters share with the audience their
original versions of songs they’ve written, along with the stories that
inspired them,” said Yates. “I believe that a show like this in Branson,
featuring the best writers in the business, is something the folks here
are sure to love”.

show will include a meet and greet, and the audience will have a chance
to personally “thank a songwriter” . . .  the unseen heroes behind the
music of our lives. 

addition to his own ‘Hit Songwriters in the Round’ show, Yates will
continue singing some of his favorite Country classics at the Starlite
Theatre in Raiding the Country Vault in 2018, so make plans to attend
both shows as you schedule your Branson vacation.

Tickets for Billy Yates’ Hit Songwriters in the Roundare available at the Americana Theater box office at 417-544-8700or online

Tickets for Raiding the Country Vaultare available at the Starlite Theatre box office at

417-337-9333 or online at


April 6, 7, 8 – Kerry Kurt Phillips & Wynn Varble

April 13, 14, 15 – Bryon Hill & Wil Nance

April 20, 21, 22 – Buddy Jewell & Leslie Satcher

April 27, 28, 29 – Clay Mills & Mark Irwin

May 4, 5, 6 – Max T. Barnes & Jeff Bates

May 11, 12, 13 – Jim McBride & Jimmy Payne

May 18, 19, 20 – Bobby Tomberlin & Steve Dean

May 25, 26, 27 – Guest host: Michael Peterson with LuLu Roman & Leona Williams

About Billy Yates:

Yates is a Nashville based singer/songwriter whose songs have been
recorded by artists such as George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans,
Gary Allan, Joe Nichols, Chris Young, Darryl Worley, Mark Chesnutt, John
Michael Montgomery, Daryle Singletary, The Oak Ridge Boys, Gene Watson,
Charley Pride, David Allan Coe, Rhonda Vincent, Willie Nelson, Trace
Adkins, Leonard Cohen, and more.  Yates also co-wrote the George Jones
classics, “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” and the Grammy-award
winning, “Choices.” A seasoned entertainer, Yates has toured Europe
extensively, where his traditional style of Country music has created
thousands of fans who attend his sold-out concerts in about every
European country.  He was recently named the European CMA Male Vocalist
of the Year.  As an artist, Yates has had 10 # 1 singles on the European
charts and has performed nearly 50 times at the Grand Ole Opry.  As a
record producer, Yates recently completed producing the
critically-acclaimed “Music In My Heart” CD for Charley Pride, and is
currently producing a duets project on the iconic Country legend that
includes vocal collaborations with artists such as Vince Gill, The Oak
Ridge Boys, Tanya Tucker, and more.  Yates has released 11 CDs on his
own M.O.D. Record Label, including his latest, “Melodies and Memories,”
which was released in 2016.

Learn more about Billy Yates at

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