Last month, it was the “Fabulous 50s.”
This month, the Grand Country Junction got back to its roots.
The Grand Country Junction with Danny Harrell and the Nashville Edition Band returned to form when it presented the show “Hot Country Hits” this weekend, featuring the Junction Ladies and the Junction Boys Quartet.
For more than two hours, the Junction Cast members serenaded the 100 or so people in the auditorium with 25 of the most well-known country hits, both current and classic.
With Harrell, music director of the Grand Country Junction, returning to his pedal steel after sitting out last month’s 50s’ concert, most of the band was back together, though emcee Duane Black was absent.
Greg Sullivan, director of the Grand Country Junction, delivered an emotional version of Tim McGraw’s “If You’re Reading This” during the opening act, having to stop at one point as memories of his deceased father entered his mind hours before Father’s Day.
Sullivan later performed the duet “Meet Me in Montana” alongside Brenda Harrell, who also gave rousing solo performances of “What Part of No” and Dolly Parton’s “Silver and Gold.”
Greg Manchester also closed one of the sets with an acoustic version of “What Are You Listening To.”
The Grand Country Junction puts on the “Hometown Branson Show” on the third Saturday of every month, with a different theme for each concert.
The next show, titled “Louisiana Saturday night,” will be at 7 p.m. July 15, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are $12 for adults and $7 for children ages 4-12. Children ages 3 and younger get in for free.
Jarred Guidry and Jon Caraway of Old Sole Band in Baton Rouge will be the headliners, two months after they opened the “Fabulous 50s” concert in May.
The Grand Country Junction is located off of Interstate 12 at Exit 19 in Satsuma at the Suma Crossing Theatre.