Saturday, June 30, 2012

Clay Cooper's Country Music Express

This evening I headed over to the Clay Cooper Theatre on Highway 76 in Branson to take in the 8 p.m. performance of Clay Cooper's Country Music Express.


The star of the show is a good-looking Texan, born and raised in the small town of Wylie. He grew up singing in the Wylie Baptist Church, where his mom played the piano, and loved being able to share his gift of music. 


Cooper came to Branson at the age of 16 — as part of a kids band, the Texas Goldminors. He stayed and became a town favorite, performing at many of the popular venues. He is now celebrating the 24th season of Clay Cooper's Country Music Express.


Tonight, Cooper shared the stage with a dozen or so other performers, including his wife, Tina, for the two-hour, high-energy, fast-paced country music variety show. The show featured hilarious comedy throughout and lots of great singing and dancing - the kind that inspired us in the audience to - continuously - tap our feet and clap our hands! And, at times, literally hoot and holler! 


Cooper has a great personality, and he enjoys people. Frequently, he jumps offstage and interacts with the audience, shaking hands and asking questions. Tonight, an older, married couple got lots of his attention. 


Joyce was celebrating her 80th birthday and excited about it. Her husband, Gus, teased about being married "too long" when Cooper asked about the length of their marriage. From there, the banter went back and forth. The good humor of the couple was greatly appreciated by all, but most especially by Cooper who could not have chosen a better duo to "pick" on!


A bit later, the band began to play and Cooper started singing a love song. I was enjoying it thoroughly until, all of a sudden, Cooper walked directly over to me, grabbed my hand and pulled me out on the floor to dance with him! 


I love to dance, so I really didn't mind it at all. In fact, the cheek-to-cheek stuff was fun, and Cooper's cologne was nice! If he hadn't been singing tenderly into my right ear, I would have told him so. 


Instead, I'll simply say it here, "Thanks, Clay!"


































Clay shares the stage with 20 veteran cast members in a high energy, country music variety show guaranteed to make you tap your toes, stomp your feet, and even let out a holler or two!  Don’t miss New York’s number one cowboy, trick roper, and gun-slinger, Johnny Lonestar; eight amazing dancers lead by Clay’s multi-talented wife, Tina Cooper, a six-piece band, Branson’s funnier than funny comedian, Matt Gumm, 6 year old rising star Colt Cooper, and Clay’s newest addition to his cast, Buckets ‘n’ Boards, a dynamic rhythm duo that will make you laugh till you cry!  Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express is great for all ages 2- 92. The unbelievable talent, hysterical comedy, and down-home   personality bring our guests back time and time again.


Clay shares the stage with 20 veteran cast members in a high energy, country music variety show guaranteed to make you tap your toes, stomp your feet, and even let out a holler or two!  Don’t miss New York’s number one cowboy, trick roper, and gun-slinger, Johnny Lonestar; eight amazing dancers lead by Clay’s multi-talented wife, Tina Cooper, a six-piece band, Branson’s funnier than funny comedian, Matt Gumm, 6 year old rising star Colt Cooper, and Clay’s newest addition to his cast, Buckets ‘n’ Boards, a dynamic rhythm duo that will make you laugh till you cry!  Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express is great for all ages 2- 92. The unbelievable talent, hysterical comedy, and down-home   personality bring our guests back time and time again.

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