|Chuckwagon Dinner Show|
The Horn family started putting on cowboy music shows in the Black Hills of South Dakota 25 years ago. At the Circle B Ranch, Kemp and Michele Horn with their children Michael, Katie, Megan and Christy did all of the ranch chores you would expect: shoeing trail horses, hitching up the wagon team, cooking biscuits, and putting on shows for ranch guests. They learned how to sing cowboy harmonies and entertain from the world-famous cowboy performers of the Chuckwagons of the West Association.
In the early 2000’s, the Horns brought their cowboy show to Branson, Missouri. They put on their Circle B Cowboy Supper Show for many years as “The Riders of the Circle B”. Michael, Katie, Megan and Christy all pursued other careers after they closed the Circle B in 2012. Now Kemp, Michael and Christy are coming out of cowboy retirement by request.
The Shepherd of the Hills has consistently featured high-quality Americana entertainment, including popular cowboy music performers like the Sons of the Pioneers. When asked, the Riders jumped at the opportunity to take the stage at Shepherd of the Hills. Kemp, Michael and Christy are excited for the chance to make each other laugh and blend tight family harmonies onstage.
In addition to harmony singing, Kemp plays harmonicas, Christy plays acoustic bass, and Michael plays guitar. Accomplished mandolinist and long-time music collaborator Samuel Clanton joined the group. Samuel has a fine ear for harmonies, due in part to his Alabama gospel-singing upbringing. The Riders are adding one of Branson’s best fiddlers to round out the stage lineup.
The Christmas portion of the show includes tunes such as Blue Christmas, Christmas for Cowboys, Glory Glory Hallelujah, and Have Yourselves a Merry Little Christmas.