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Buck Trent country music show coming to Weatherford

Country music fans are in for a treat when the Buck Trent Show takes the stage at the Texas Opry.

On Dec. 12, beginning at 3 pm, Buck Trent's Show will have you hand-clappin', toe-tappin' bouncin' in your seats for a full 2 hours. Bring your children, bring your teens, adults and elders. It will be your most memorable Christmas event of this year.

When Buck Trent says, “Oh, Yeah,” and gives his famous thumbs up signal, get set for a world-class performance by an internationally renowned county music artist. Buck Trent delights audiences with his spectacular banjo pickin’ and hilarious country humor.

Throughout his career, Buck has performed all over the United States and around the world. He began performing in Branson in 1981 and fell in love with the town. As a result, he moved to Branson in 1990 and was the first national star to open a morning show. Buck has always loved performing in front of an audience. Visitors say Buck starts his show out right, with a high-energy, eye-opening, family-fun, country music variety show. Buck visits with guests and signs autographs during intermission and after every show.

A variety of national and syndicated television appearances have brought Buck the title of entertainer as well as master musician. Starring in various TV shows since 1959, his appearances on other shows like the “Mike Douglas Show”, “Tonight Show”, “Nashville On The Road,” “Tommy Hunter Show,” “Dinah!,” “Command Performance,” “Music City Tonight,” “Nashville Now” and more have made Buck’s talents and humor familiar to millions of visitors. In 1962, Buck joined the “Porter Wagoner Television Show” and appeared over 11 years with such notable country legends as Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Marty Robbins and more. In 1973 Buck joined the “Roy Clark Show” and was a regular featured performer on the popular country TV show “Hee Haw.”

Over his long history, Buck has received many awards and nominations. He has twice been named the Country Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year (1975, 1976) and he has twice been the #1 Instrumentalist of the Year for the Music City Awards. Included in his nominations are the 1976 #1 Instrumentalist of the Year for Record World, 1972 through 1981 #1 Instrumentalist for the Music City News Awards and in 1979-1981 Instrumental Group of the Year (with Wendy Holcomb in the Bluegrass category) for the Music City News Awards.

Buck’s versatility on the banjo was made famous on such albums as “Sounds of Now & Beyond,” “Bionic Banjo,” “OH Yeah!,” “Pair of Fives,” “Banjo Bandits,” “Buck Trent” and more. Recording, and playing lead guitar and his electric banjo, on such singles as “Jolene” and “I’ll Always Love You” with Dolly Parton, Buck has received numerous awards. Buck composed many of the instrumentals for his award winning albums.

Buck Trent brings his high energy Country Christmas show to the Texas Opry Theater on December 12th at 3pm. Katie Lynn and Kenny Parrott will accompany him and the Texas Opry band The Amazing Made in Texas Show Time Band will back them all up. The Opry’s famous Fiddle man Dale Morris Jr. will take Bruce Hoffman’s place since Bruce will be performing with Mel Tillis that weekend elsewhere. But that is A-OK because Dale was Ray Price’s fiddler for 15 years before his passing so we all know that there won’t be any lapse in “fiddle playing’ round here!”

Tickets are on sale now for reserved seats by calling 817-341-1000 on online at www.texasoprytheater.com

As Buck says, “ OH, YEAH! UH, HUH!”

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