Country music’s Gene Williams provides one of country’s newest groups, “New Trick,” a stage for a nationwide premier of its first music video on the Jan. 9 and 10 broadcast of the “Gene Williams Country Music Television Show.”
“The group combines many fields of music: southern rock, pop, soul, jazz standards and blues, and leans strongly toward country. Their prominent harmony vocals stem from many great artists that they have worked with who have influenced their lives and careers,” said Williams, who is the star and creator of the award-winning “Gene Williams TV Show.”
Their new video, ‘All I Need is You,’ was made in Branson and is lots of fun,” said Williams. “I predict that you will hear a lot from these guys. Members of New Trick are Scott Riley, Tony Carson, Barry Bales and Derek Walker,” Williams said.
Riley, bass guitar and vocals, is originally from Texas and at the age of nine, learned to play the drums, then taught himself to play every instrument on the stage. He has worked with Grand Ole Opry stars such as Jim Ed Brown, Johnny Lee, Cal Smith, Charlie Louvin, Mickey Gilley, TG Sheppard, Norma Jean and Justin Tubb.
Carson, keyboard and vocals, as the son of songwriter and recording artist Alice Fay, Tony was raised in a musical family. He began playing the bass guitar at the age of 8 and soon progressed to the piano. A successful songwriter, Carson has shared the stage with artists including Jean Shepard, Shenandoah, Ferlin Husky, Joe Diffie, and Mickey Gilley.
Bales, lead guitar and vocals, has performed world-wide with Mel Tillis and the Statesiders, Moe Bandy and the Americana Band, in the Grand Ole Opry and at the Ryman Auditorium. He has also made several appearances on national television, in many Branson shows, and is a regular in recording studios nationwide.
Walker, drummer and vocals, has played in a variety of shows over the years, including with Jim Stafford, at the Silver Dollar Saloon at Silver Dollar City, with the Norris Twins in Las Vegas, and with the Baldknobbers in Branson. He has been on the road with two-time Grammy Award winner Jeannie Kendall for several years and has also appeared on “Hee Haw.”
The “Gene Williams Country TV Show” features the shows and stars from Branson and country music and is taped live in the NBC affiliate KY3 Studios in Springfield, Mo. Guest audience members are welcome and should arrive at the studio at 1 p.m. The next taping is Jan. 13.
Publication of this press release, on this site, sponsored by Branson Tourism Center (BTC) one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services and sellers of Branson Show tickets, attraction tickets, and lodging. BTC can be reached by calling 800-785-1550 or through its website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.