Final Plans set for “Stomping Our Feet” in Branson Trip!

So you all know I love taking fun trips. Branson is one of our fave destinations. Each Fall we take THE MOM on a trip. She adores Branson so since the woman turns 75 this year (matter of fact her birthday is in just a few days), you know we have to take her. I think we have a great visit set up this year.

Here is what we have in the works
Doug Gabriel #1 Hits Tribute Show

Plus his famous Mufftar (a guitar made out of a 1969 Thunderbird muffler)!

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#1 Hits of the 60’s

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Clay Cooper

(you might remember Sister and I saw his show last year, we know The MOM will love it)


Country Legend Mel Tillis

(Plus I have a secret I will tell later in this post)


Billy Dean

(Yeah I got another secret I will tell later in this post)


Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai


World’s Largest Toy Museum


I was born and raised Country so I have made it my quest to see, meet and visit with many of the legends and stars in Country music as I can.  This trip is special since…

Wait for it…

The secret #1

Not only will we be seeing Mel Tillis, I will be visiting with him before the show.  Mel has recorded more than 60 albums. He has had thirty-six Top Ten singles, with nine of them going to Number One – “Good Woman Blues,” “Coca Cola Cowboy,” and “Southern Rain” to mention a few. Mel has also written well over 1,000 songs, and approximately 600 have been recorded by major artists. The following is a list of a few of those songs and artists:

“Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town” Kenny Rogers
“Detroit City” Bobby Bare
“Emotions” Brenda Lee
“I Ain’t Never” Webb Pierce
“Burning Memories” Ray Price
“Thoughts of a Fool” George Strait
“Honey (Open That Door)” Ricky Skaggs

Now Secret #2

You may have guessed… I get to do a sit down with Billy Dean also! Billy Dean first gained attention after appearing on the television talent competition called Star Search. Here are just a few of his hits…

“Only Here for a Little While”, “Somewhere in My Broken Heart”,  “Billy the Kid”, “If There Hadn’t Been You”, “Tryin’ to Hide a Fire in the Dark”, “We Just Disagree”, “Thank God I’m a Country Boy”, “Let Them Be Little”.

To say I am excited about this is, well…. an understatement.

I still have a long list of Star Meets I want before I can’t travel anymore. So after this trip in September is complete…. How about George Strait, Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum, 


How about You my best readers… Have you met or Who would you like to meet in the music business?



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60 Responses to Final Plans set for “Stomping Our Feet” in Branson Trip!

  1. I’ve never been to Branson! It sounds like you will have a great time. I would love to meet Bruce Springsteen and Joni Mitchell!
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  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Sounds like there is a TON of stuff to do there. The World’s Largest Toy Museum sounds awesome.

  3. Sounds like a great time! The Toy Museum is definitely a place I could see my kids wanting to go to!
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  4. Have so much fun! I’ve never been to Branson, but my parents love, love that city.

  5. Have fun again in Branson – y’all go there so much, and there’s still stuff to see and do. It’s a testament to the city.

  6. a toy museum?! How cool is that! I’m sure the kids would like to see it
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  7. I’ve only been to Branson once, but it was such a fun time. They manage to pack a metric ton of fun things into that city.
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  8. I haven’t been to Branson, but my brother lives in the Ozarks so I have a good excuse to make a trip to MO! Looks like a lot of fun!
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  9. Debra says:

    LOVE Mel Tillis! It sounds like Branson is quite the music hub these days!
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  10. Jeanine says:

    I haven’t ever been to Branson before but I’ve heard lots about it. There’s so much to do and see there. Looks like it will be tons of fun!
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  11. Heather says:

    I do love country music. Especially after watching Nashville. Have fun!
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  12. Sounds like an excellent event. I would love to meet Reba too. Hope you are able to one day as well. Enjoy!
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  13. Looks like lots of great fun in Branson! Love 60’s music, reminds me of my mom.
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  14. Tamara says:

    I’ve never been! The Mel Tillis show sounds so awesome, though.
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  15. Heather says:

    You get to do a sit down with Billy Dean? That’s awesome! Sounds like MOM is in for another awesome trip.
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  16. kristi says:

    I have met a few singers and stars. The last person…although not a singer but a movie star….was Whoopi Goldberg. She was very nice as was her hairdresser who was with her.

  17. My kids would love to go to the toy museum and I would too.
    I wonder if some of my favourites from when I was a kid are there?
    Hope you guys have a amazing time 🙂
    Wish your mom a Happy Birthday for me!
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  18. Catherine S says:

    It sounds like they have a lot of great entertainment. I would to go and see all of the shows.

  19. How fun. We were talking about going to Branson recently and really hope we do. I love Mel Tillis and any of the classic country. What is being played today doesn’t make me want to sing along. I’m a classic girl from the top of my head to the tip toes 🙂 I will check back to see how your interviews went:)
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  20. Carly Brydon says:

    Branson looks and sounds like such a fun city! I cannot wait to visit with my family sometime!
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  21. Pam says:

    Sounds like its going to be a fun trip. Nothing like meeting music stars.

  22. Carol Bryant says:

    I love following your travels and Branson is one place I plan to visit – I love a lot of older country music.
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  23. Marcie W. says:

    I have heard such fabulous things about Branson and even noticed a few commercials on television. It looks like so much fun and I would love to visit someday!
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  24. My kids asked me recently when we could go back to Branson again. They have such fun at the shows and seeing all the fun sites.
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  25. This sounds like a fun trip. I’m glad you got to do it. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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  26. Theresa says:

    I have never met anyone in the music business. Or, anyone famous for that matter. I’m not sure who I’d like to meet. Maybe Beyonce? Or the guys from Matchbox 20.
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  27. Your Brandson trip seem like a fun and fabulous place what a City. Love your graphic.
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  28. Tracie says:

    I always enjoy reading about your Branson trips. You have so much fun!! My husband would LOVE to meet Mel Tillis. He is one of his favorites.
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  29. We drive through Branson once, but nothing awesome like seeing these musical legends!
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  30. Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says:

    Wow, congrats on the awesome interviews! I can’t pick just one music star I’d want to meet.

  31. lisa says:

    My in laws have a timeshare in Branson and I hear it is great! I have never been but I would like to check it out someday.
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  32. Kimberly D says:

    That is a nice list of stars you would like to meet. I love Reba!

  33. Courtney says:

    I have never been to Branson either, but this looks like fun. And a mufftar? Haha That would be wild to see!
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  34. Michelle Hwee says:

    How fun! I’ve never been there before but it looks like fun!

  35. How fun you get to meet with them! I’ve always wanted to hang out with Tesla and Metallica, Travis Tritt, Journey, The Judds, STYX and Stevie Nicks. My music tastes are all over the place!
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  36. I’ve never been to Branson! Hope you have a great time!
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  37. Elizabeth O. says:

    Branson sounds like a great place to visit. I will add this to mu bucket list.

  38. We’ve never been to Branson. It sounds like a fun city. I would love to visit it one day.
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  39. Ora Lee Gurr says:

    What a blast to head to Branson and treat mom to a fantastic concert. We’ve got tickets for Little Texas tonight and Michael Martin Murphy next Saturday. The continuous flow of affordable entertainment in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area is amazing. Have a great time!
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  40. Crystal says:

    How exciting! I love those opportunities to sit down with stars & ask questions. It sounds like you had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
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  41. I used to listen to Billy Dean a lot when I was in high school. For all the years I lived in OK, I never went to Branson.
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  42. I would love to meet Eric Clapton and Steven Tyler. I have met Anita Baker.
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  43. Tonya C says:

    What a great tradition you have with your Mom! I’m sure you guys are making priceless memories.
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  44. Stefanie says:

    I don’t think I’ve met anyone in the music business, but Branson is a fun town. My daughter and I went a few years ago.
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  45. I am also a fan of country music. I wish I could see more people live.
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  46. Well this sounds like a fun trip! I’ve never been to Branson but know some who have and had a blast!
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  47. Amber K says:

    Looks like you’re going to have a great time! I’ve been thinking about visiting Branson.
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  48. I’m from Pigeon Forge, TN, the rival to Branson, but I’ll admit Branson wins in regards to music (If you take Dolly out of the equation.)
    Mel Tillis built his mom a house by where my grandparents lived. Every time we drove by when I was a kid my mom would say, “Look for Mel, kids!”
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  49. Mariana says:

    I’ve heard so many great things about Branson! I’d love to visit one day and see what it’s all about.
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  50. Melissa Vera says:

    I have always wanted to go to Branson. It looks like you had a ton of fun there.
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  51. Laura funk says:

    How fun. I have heard that Branson is a Music Mecca
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  52. Raijean says:

    How fun, I went to Branson last year and had an amazing time. I must visit in the Summer, I know the boychild would love it.
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  53. Kiwi says:

    I didnt know how fun Branson could be! Im Glad you all had a great trip!
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  54. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This is going to be a great trip. I hope you have a blast meeting them. I have always wanted to meet Lady Gaga.

  55. Doug Gabriel’s Mufftar really looks cool! I bet I’ll have loads of fun listening to them live!
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  56. I’ve never been to Branson, but I’ve heard amazing things about it. Sounds like you had an awesome time!

  57. censie says:

    Okay, seriously! This would be so fun!
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  58. I’ve never been there but wow it looks like a fun place! I love traveling to new places but it’s so much fun when you get to know a place and it feels like home
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  59. Latoicha says:

    This is way cool! It is always a treat to meet your favorite artist. Congrats! Your Mom will be tickled.
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  60. Angela says:

    I have always wanted to go to Branson! I love Country Music, sounds like a great trip!
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