Ronnie McDowell at Welk Theatre in Branson on March 4 – 5

Ronnie McDowell will perform at the Welk Resort Theatre in Branson on Saturday, March 4 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 5 at 3 p.m.

McDowell has more than a dozen Top-10, Top-5 and #1 hits including Older Women, You’re Going To Ruin My Bad Reputation, Wandering Eyes, You Made A Wanted Man Of Me and Watchin’ Girls Go By.His distinguished career in country music includes the release of 37 albums and more than 20 singles.

McDowell also wrote and recorded The King Is Gone, a tribute to Elvis Presley that sold more than 3 million copies and reached #13 on both the Country and Pop Billboard music charts.

“Ronnie McDowell has an amazing string of hit songs, riveting stage presence and significant fan base,” said Joe Sullivan, Executive Producer of Welk-Sullivan Productions.”These factors, along with his genuine warmth and audience appeal, make him a perfect fit for Branson and the Welk Resort Theatre’s 2006 lineup of world class entertainment.”

McDowell performed in Branson in 2003 and 2004, thrilling audiences with The Elvis Presley Story starring Ronnie McDowell.The celebration of Elvis’ life and music featured Elvis’ former backup singers and band members The Jordanaires, guitarist Scotty Moore, drummer D.J. Fontana and soprano Millie Kirkham. McDowell’s voice bears an uncanny resemblance to Presley’s and producers of movies have turned to McDowell time and again motion picture soundtracks.His ability to sound exactly like

the King has been showcased on the soundtracks of highly rated movies and TV specials since 1979.

“On March 4 and 5, McDowell will sing his own chart-topping hits and, most likely, a few select Elvis songs,” said Sullivan.McDowell will be backed by his band, The Rhythm Kings, comprised of Ronnie McDowell, Jr. on drums, Frank Michels on guitar/fiddle/banjo/background vocals, Kevin Woods on lead guitar and Wade Bernard on bass guitar/background vocals.

Branson is a primier travel and vacation detination. To purchase tickets for Ronnie McDowell, other shows and attractions, or make Branson lodging arrangements click here. Tickets are also available at at The Welk Resort Theatre Box Office, by phone at 417-337-7469.

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