Debbie Horton's Branson On The Road



What do you get when you bring together a mandolin, banjo, guitar, upright slap bass, rhinestone costumes, hilarious comedy and great classic country, bluegrass, rockabilly and gospel music at a theatre near you...Branson On The Road®!


Branson On The Road has over 20 years of experience of performing at the top theatres in Branson on the famous 76 Country Music Boulevard (known as "The Strip"), and is the first national touring show named for the famous city. The show delivers the Branson traditions of good, clean, family fun wherever they go...and they go all over the US and beyond!


Ross Summers, President of the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce said, “We are proud to have Branson On The Road as a traveling ambassador for Branson. We encourage you to attend or bring a group to a wonderful Branson On The Road concert in your area”.


Branson On The Road is the kind of show most people thought was long gone in this day of overproduced music, overused special effects and performers singing to tracks. In the same tradition as the traveling road shows during the glory days of the Grand Ole Opry, the Louisiana Hayride and the first Branson music shows, Branson On The Road keeps you tapping, laughing and smiling.


Those seeing a Branson On The Road show can not only expect great music but plenty of hilarious comedy every step of the way.


“We reside in the live music capital of the world, Branson, Missouri”, said Debbie Horton, “and realized that there are many people who will never have a chance to visit Branson personally so we decided to bring our Branson stage show directly to them.”


Branson On The Road is the best way to experience a Branson show right where YOU live! For a couple of hours you can forget all about your troubles and have good time – laughter is the best medicine.


DEBBIE HORTON holds the distinction of being the only woman to have played lead guitar for the great Johnny Cash. She hosted her own show at the old Boxcar Willie Theater in Branson and has performed on the legendary GRAND OLE OPRY, the famous Louisiana Hayride and Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree in Nashville. She was a radio DJ in Norfolk, Virginia and acted as MC for concerts with Kenny Rogers, Hank Williams, Jr., and the Oak Ridge Boys (just to name a few). Among her other credits, Debbie is an accomplished songwriter. She has had her songs recorded by Wanda Jackson, "Pretty Miss" Norma Jean from the Porter Wagoner show and many other country singers.





BRIAN CAPPS has been part of the Branson On The Road show from the very start and the Ozarks music scene for over 20 years.  Brian plays upright bass and sings songs reminiscent of Marty Robbins and Hank Williams. Brian's latest recording reached the Top 10 on the Americana Charts and is part of the music rotation on XM Radio.  As one of the best upright bass players in America, Brian has worked many Grand Ole Opry stars like, Hank Thompson, Tommy Cash, Stonewall Jackson, Wanda Jackson, Norma Jean, and Johnny Counterfit.







CLIFF BOONE is the newest member of Branson On The Road.  Cliff was born in Montana but grew up in the Ozarks.  Cliff was part of the Branson music scene for many years and a member of the cast of the popular show "Hank Williams Revisited".  Cliff plays fantastic guitar, mandolin and banjo and thrills audiences with his smooth baritone voice.  A true pro with a wonderful talent to entertain audiences wherever he goes.






Branson On The Road is a regular featured act on the national television show, "Midwest Country" on the RFD-TV network seen in over 100 million homes.




January 9, 1954 - March 14, 2017


DONNIE WRIGHT, a founding member of Branson On The Road, and husband to Debbie Horton for 12 years, passed away on March 14, 2017 after a short illness.


Donnie started his professional career at the young age of 10 and worked with some of the biggest names in country music.  Among his long list of credits were performances at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, The Presley's Show in Branson, the Pine Mountain Jamboree in Eureka Springs, Johnny Lee, and a long-standing run at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. From 2005 to present, Donnie, Debbie, and Brian Capps performed together on Branson On The Road.


Donnie was very proud of the fact that he played the fiddle theme song, “Black Mountain Rag” for the opening of the RFD-TV show "Midwest Country"...a song that happened to have been his mothers favorite song.


Donnie’s desire was for Debbie and Brian to continue with their music and show.  He worked with Cliff to teach him mandolin parts on many of the songs you'll hear on the show.  Musical arrangements created by Donnie, are still performed on all Branson On The Road shows.


All who knew Donnie loved him and his gentle, loving spirit.  He will be honored at every performance and his smile, antics, and talents will never be forgotten.

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