Andrea Brett is a singer, song writer, arranger and co-producer of The Bretts Show in Branson, MO.
Born into a musical family, Andrea grew up singing with her sisters at local events and festivals around her hometown of Spokane, WA. Her mother, Zoe Christensen, was an exceptional pianist, accompanying the girls wherever they went. Andrea attributes much of her success as a performer to her parent’s continual encouragement to develop her musical talents.
Andrea studied voice, choral conducting, and music composition at Brigham Young University. Following her marriage to Tom Brett, the young couple moved to Kansas City, MO. While there, Andrea continued her musical abilities by writing original music and arranging her own compositions.
Her musical pursuits continued after the family moved to Dallas, TX. Andrea and her husband sang all over the community, and as their family grew, their kids joined them on the stage. Andrea homeschooled the children, and of course music was always an important element of the curriculum. In between raising three children, she found time to continue arranging and writing. She conducted multiple church choirs, and her reputation as a vocal arranger grew.
By the time The Bretts were ready to take their act to Branson, they had already recorded two albums with Andrea as the vocal arranger on both projects.
After arriving in Branson, and with the ability to devote more time to her musical pursuits, Andrea accelerated her development as a singer/songwriter, entertainer, arranger, and producer. She even expanded into costume design—a way of keeping her hands in all aspects of the show.
Andrea has appeared twice on Tony Orlando’s annual Veteran’s Show, performing her powerful patriotic poem, “I Am a Veteran.” This poem has touched millions, and is routinely recited at Veteran’s gatherings all around the United States. Her song “It’s Hard to Let You Go” was named Branson’s Original Song of the Year in 2010. Her original patriotic song, I’ll Give America My All, was performed at the 2004 Presidential Inaugural Ball (broadcast live from Branson), and has become a Branson tradition. Her rich alto voice is often compared to that of Karen Carpenter, Anne Murray, and Linda Ronstadt, and her warmth and grace on stage add class and elegance to every show she performs. She is currently working on compiling her arrangements and original music for publication and is creating an album of all original music as well.