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Music from country's top artists to be performed at The Center on March 24

By March 11, 2011No Comments

Comedian and world-class fiddle player Randy Newman, who plays hillbilly character Doofus Doolittle, is one of the featured acts at Ozark Jubilee’s “Legends of Country Music,” a country music variety show direct from Branson, Mo., playing March 24 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

The music of some of country’s most storied artists will be performed live at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset on March 24 in the Ozark Jubilee’s “Legends of Country Music” variety show.

Direct from Branson, Mo., the all-star cast of the Ozark Jubilee will perform the music of legendary performers George Jones, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, and others in a musical salute to those who have paved the way for the new generation of country music performers.

Making a special appearance on stage will be one of Branson’s funniest characters, Doofus Doolittle, performed by world-class fiddle player Randy Newman. Newman developed the hillbilly character a few years back by accident when a comedian failed to appear at a show and he had to step into that role at the last minute.

One reviewer described Newman’s act as a cross between “Hee Haw” and Larry the Cable Guy.

Besides the comedy act, Newman is an accomplished musician in his own right. As a fiddle player, he has performed with some of country music’s top artists on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, including the one-and-only country music legend Porter Wagoner.

Prior to the start of “Legends of Country Music” show at 7:30 p.m., a pre-show event, sponsored by Clear Channel Lake Cumberland and Sonny’s Bar-B-Q, will be held from 6 -7 p.m. in The Center’s front lobby. Enjoy music, and an optional catered dinner buffet served by Sonny’s Bar-B-Q.

For tickets to Ozark Jubilee’s “Legends of Country Music,” contact The Center’s Box Office at 606-677-6000 or visit to order tickets online.