We’re a family of dreamers. Really, the dream started for us over thirty years ago when mom and dad (Tom and Andrea) sang their first duet together at a church dance in Spokane, WA. They both say it was one of those magical moments when time stands still and everyone else in the room fades away. At that moment they knew they’d be married and that they would be singing together for a long time. Originally, they had the dream of being the next Rick and Karen Carpenter but, seeing family members and friends struggle to make it in the music industry, they decided to do something more practical and eventually moved to Dallas, TX where dad established himself as a successful chiropractor.
We always sang together growing up. Mom and dad would sing at churches, and country clubs and other shows all of the time. As the kids got older and better they’d join in. Briahna started singing with mom and dad first, then Brydon came along, and then Garon. We had ourselves a regular singing group. That’s how things went for a long time – just singing around Dallas for fun with no intention of doing anything professional or big. The turning point happened for us in 1997. Dad injured his neck so severely that he couldn’t practice chiropractic anymore. We came to Branson, MO for a family reunion and, since dad couldn’t do the bumper boats and the go-karts and all that, he went to see a bunch of shows. He fell in love with Branson. The dream came alive in him again and, on the way home, he told us we were going to have our own show in Branson some day. We laughed at him. But dad’s dreams always come true.
The next year dad landed us an audition at Silver Dollar City. We came up for the audition thinking we might do a week-long festival here or there and say we’d “played Branson.” But right there on the spot they offered us a year-long contract to perform on The Showboat Branson Belle. So we took it. We moved all our stuff and had a great year on the Showboat. Honestly, we were pretty green, but we learned a lot of things that year that have prepared us for everything we’ve done since. After that first year finished up we moved back to Texas thinking that we were done with Branson. Not too long after that we got another call to do our own show right on the Branson strip and we’ve been doing it ever since. We never planned on all of this, but along the way we’ve had some pretty amazing opportunities. We’ve been all over the world and the United States. We’ve been on worldwide television. We’ve performed with the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir three times, and a lot of other cool stuff. We’ve really been living the dream when you think about it. It’s been hard, but it’s the hard that has made it good. And we can honestly say that dreams still do come true.
Now, we’re in our fourteenth season and we keep on looking forward to even bigger dreams. We currently do about 140 shows out of Branson at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater, and other shows in locations all around the world every year. Lately we’ve been filled with new vision and purpose for why we’re doing this show business thing. We felt lead to do it in the first place and now we feel lead to keep on doing it into the future. You can learn more about why we’re doing this by clicking here. We’ve been to a lot of other places, but for us, there’s no better place to be singing together than in Branson. Branson is a place where God, family, and country are still cool. We love it here. We’d love to have you come visit us some time. Music has always kept our family together and we’d love to share it with you so you can become part of the family too. So, come on over to Branson, connect with us online, or say hi at one of our tour shows. It’d be a dream come true. Thanks for visiting our site y'all!
- The Bretts