WHO IS HE: Allen Edwards, the man known as “The Voice of Branson,” began singing in public at age 6 at church, and by the time he was in college at Purdue University, he was performing regularly in clubs and restaurants throughout northwest Indiana. After graduating, Edwards maintained dual careers as a singer and policeman, eventually moving to Houston where he scored local hits with the songs “Walk Out Backward” and “Houston Just Ain’t Big Enough.” The success of the song “Could We Please Stay in Love for a While” led to an engagement in Branson, Mo. where Edwards wound up being a hit. He was able to open at the Roy Clark Celebrity Theater and a year later was opening his own breakfast show at a local hotel. Sixteen years later, Edwards headlines his own breakfast, lunch and dinner shows at the Allen Edwards Dining Showroom.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Singer Allen Edwards comes to the Resorts Casino Hotel for an engagement where he will get to display the singing pipes that have made him “The Voice of Branson.” A performer with a conservative approach, the former police officer is proud to acknowledge his love of God, family and country. “I am so glad I had both careers,” Edwards says on his official website. “The law enforcement career gave me eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart to know the truth about our county. It instilled in me the desire to always help people and give them a beacon of hope, and that’s what I strive to do at each and every show.” Edwards’ vocal style is reminiscent of greats such as Perry Como, Jim Reeves, Neil Diamond and Engelbert Humperdinck. Fans can look forward to hearing Edwards favorites including “Walk Out Backward,” “Houston Just Ain’t Big Enough” and “Could We Please Stay in Love For a While.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25. The shows begin at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 3:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesdays through May 29 at Resorts Casino Hotel.