A star-studded performance you won't want to miss, Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley are together again, this time with special guest, Jeannie Seely; don't miss your chance to see them live in Branson for a limited performance.
Bringing together a night of fantastic vocals and an all-ages performance, this tremendous trio is sure to entertain even the most critical of country music fans. You will be toe tapping the night away with this country music medley.
Born in Meridian, Mississippi, Bandy's father was the boss of Jimmie Rodgers. His mother played the piano and sang, and his father taught to play guitar. Bandy didn't pick up a love for country music until 1962 when he started a band called Moe and The Mavericks and played small beer joints, honky-tonks, and clubs around the San Antonio area. He released his first single in 1964; it was titled “Lonely Lady”, though it wasn't very popular.
In 1974, after moving to Nashville, he finally entered the US country charts with his song, “I Just Started Hatin' Cheatin' Songs Today.” It peaked at number 17. He had a few other hits, “It Was Always So Easy To Find An Unhappy Woman (Till I Started Looking For Mine)”, and “Don't Anyone Make Love At Home Anymore”. In 1975, a friend of his, Lefty Frizzel, and Whitey Shaffer gave him a number seven country hit with “Bandy The Rodeo Clown”. He released many albums and singles.
In 1979, Bandy met Joe Stampley and they recorded the single “Just Good Ol' Boys” together. It went to the top of the charts. This sparked a partnership that led to several other hits in between 1979 and 1985.
Joe Stampley brings his rock and rhythm influences to the partnership that will remind you of blues rock.
Longtime partner of Bandy, Joe Stampley was the main singer for the rock group, The Uniques. In 1965 the group recorded “Not Too Long Ago” which was the first national hit for their record label, Paul Records. They followed it up a year later with “All These Things”.
The Uniques released four albums and one greatest hits album until their breakup in 1970. Stampley brought along his rhythm and blues influence when he entered the country music realm. He released seven albums with ABC-Dot, thirteen albums with Epic Records, and has over 60 charted records.
He teamed up with Bandy and they had several collaborations which were mainly satire songs. “Just Good Ol' Boys, “Hey Moe, Hey Joe”, “Holding the Bag”, and “Where's the Dress” were the most popular hits they had together.
Awards and Accolades
Country Music Association's Award for Vocal Duo of the Year (as “Moe and Joe”)
Academy of Country Music's Vocal Duo
Academy of Country Music's Vocal Duo Award
American Video Association Award for Video of the Year for “Where's the Dress”
Joining them onstage is Jeannie Seely, who brings her own country music talent to the Branson stage.
Born in Titusville, Pennsylvania, she is a well known country music star. She was hugely influenced by her parents who were musicians, and she started listening to the broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry when she was eleven. She produced several country hits including duets with Jack Greene.
At age 21, Seely moved out to California, where she started to work for Imperial Records as well as Four Star Records. She began her career as a songwriter here. Irma Thomas recorded Seely's song, “Anyone Who Know What Love Is”. Seely eventually got a recording contract with Challenge Records, and at the advice of country singer Dottie West, Seely moved out to Nashville in 1965.
After signing with Monument Records in 1966, she recorded “Don't Touch Me”, which peaked at the No. 2 position on the Billboard charts. On the other country charts, however, the song was number one. Seely was invited to perform at the Grand Ole Opry that June.
She released 15 studio albums, one live album, and several compilation albums. She also won several awards during her career.
Awards and Accolades
Billboard magazine's Most Promising New Artist
Cashbox magazine's Most Promising New Artist
Record World magazine's Most Promising New Artist
Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “Don't Touch Me”
With so many hits and awards under their belts, this dynamic triple-threat is a show that you do not want to miss! Don't hesitate and get your tickets to see them in Branson today.