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Clay Self - Buzzard Bar’s Singin' Cowboy

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If you have ever been to Buzzard Bar at Big Cedar Lodge, you probably fell in love with the entertainment from the “Singin’ Cowboy”.

Clay Self who has since performed in the Grand Ole Opry started working at the Stables at Big Cedar Lodge in 1989. Clay had no intention of ending up in Missouri but luckily fell in love with the Ozarks 20 years ago while visiting family, and with such talent, talked his way into playing music at the Buzzard Bar. Now every Wednesday through Sunday Clay entertains guests with his comedy and music routine.

Clay says he, “had no idea how fast Big Cedar would grow and become such a popular destination for so many people,” and “the fact that we are a part of the Bass Pro Shops family has made the last 20 years extra special.”

Aside from his amazing “Singin’Cowboy” acts at Big Cedar Lodge, Clay has become more widely known for his performances at the Atlanta 500, PBR, and the Grand Ole Opry. He continues to play for Big Cedar’s campfires and Chuckwagon Rides and, “can’t wait to see what the next 20 years have in store”.

Come to Big Cedar and see what makes Clay everyone’s favorite Singin’ Cowboy!

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Don Audette is Rod Stewart

Some impersonators pick their subjects based on love of music. Others pick them because of a resemblance. Don Audette is one of the latter. But not only has he always looked like Rod Stewart (Audette’s promotional photo was taken long before he ever began his tribute show), he also sounds like him, too.

You would think, then, that playing Rod Stewart would have been a logical career choice from the beginning. Not so. Audette’s current career arc began less than five years ago with Hurricane Katrina, which rendered his home in Panama City Beach, Florida, unlivable. The next day, he packed his truck for Branson, leaving behind a 10-year job as a DJ.


Ted Emmons is Talented

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Twenty years of entertainment experience goes a long way and Ted Emmons can do it all! From sweet harmonies to playing a multitude of instruments from the dobro, rhythm guitar, steel guitar, and bass, Ted has a way with entertainment and is a favorite among our families and Campfire Wagon Tours. Ted has appeared on stage with a multitude of entertainers from George Strait to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and has now made his way to our Big Cedar family of entertainers. When he’s not entertaining you can find Ted on horseback or fine-tuning his roping skills.


Lisa Emmons is Charming

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Lisa Emmons is our sweetheart of the bunch and brings smooth vocals and down-home charm to every performance. Raised in Iowa, Lisa has won multiple beauty pageants and was voted Iowa’s Vocalist of the Year for three consecutive years in 1976, 77, and 78. Touring with the likes of Dale Evans-Rogers and performing with Mickey Gilley, Lisa brings years of stage presence to Big Cedar. When she’s not entertaining you can find Lisa in the garden or riding horses with her husband, our own Ted Emmons.


Justin Sifford is a Little Bit Country and Rock & Roll

Justin Sifford grew up here in the Ozark Mountains and has been entertaining folks for over 20 years. He got his start at Silver Dollar City, robbing trains and doing comedy in the Saloon show.  Justin began playing guitar in high school and has since performed at venues such as Echo Hollow, Grand Country Music Hall, and even a stint with the Sons of the Pioneers.

Today he tours with his Bluegrass group "Missouri Boatride" joined by Dean Webb of The Dillards and The Andy Griffith Show! Justin's musical catalog spans a wide stock of music from Classic Rock, to Bluegrass, and Classic Country. He plays the hits of everyone from James Taylor, to Merle Haggard, to The Beatles—and everything in between.  Join Justin on Tuesday nights as he entertains the guests of Big Cedar with his wide repertoire and native sense of humor.


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