Terry Wayne Sanders is the Many Faces of Branson, Mo, from Homer Lee to Grandma Beulah

Terry Wayne Sanders

   Terry Wayne Sanders also known as Homer Lee and so many other characters has been entertaining folks visiting Branson for 34 years and shows no signs of slowing down.
On the day we visited, Terry was taking part in a Christmas show at Silver Dollar City.
Terry Wayne Sanders is none other than Branson, Missouri’s favorite comedic actor, also known as Homer Lee among his other personas. He’s a native of Mountain Grove, Missouri and is still going strong in his 34th year as a comic headliner.
Entertaining literally millions of people just like you at Silver Dollar City (an 1880′s themed park in Branson) with a wide range of characters have afforded Terry “Homer Lee” Sanders, the opportunity to work with Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and the late Bob Hope.
Sanders was even seen for a season on Hee Haw with Roy Clark, Minnie Pearl and the cast of many others.
When asked how the experience was on Hee Haw, Sanders had a quick one word answer. “Wonderful.”
“Everyone treated me great on the show. Especially Roy Clark.” Sanders said of his time on Hee Haw.
Branson’s three time comedian of the year also has his own TV show on The Vacation Channel called ‘Branson Country’ with ‘Terry the Tour Guide’.
This is his 16th season filming this highly rated TV show in HD.
To be honest, like most comedic geniuses, you’d need a road map and a guide to keep up with Sanders as he makes his way through his day from appearance to appearance.
On our walk through Silver Dollar City, he greeted many fans, most of who he remembered by name, or could recall the show they saw him in most recently.
There’s no shortage to his humorous verbal quips and down to earth demeanor as he meets and greets folks at his shows.
Sanders says being an entertainer has been the only thing he’s ever wanted to do in his life and is blessed to have been able to entertain others as his career.
Sanders isn’t afraid to work either, noting that he never takes a day for granted.
Sanders best thing he said about being a performer in Branson is being able to work seven days a week.
“It’s two-fold,” he said. “I am performing seven days/nights a week. I have friends who went to New York City and Los Angeles after college and are working here and there but waiting tables. I am working seven days a week.”
“It’s wonderful,” he said. “I am where I want to be by design.”
Sanders has no problem with people calling him the “Face of Branson,” and is more than willing to do all he can to spread the good news about this entertainment capitol in southwestern Missouri.
He did note that Branson has been changing and evolving over the past few years by attracting a younger crowd through new attractions such as zip linesyounger performers who have been seen on national talent shows, as well as showcasing attractions such as Ripley’s Believe It or NotHollywood Wax Museum, and many other attractions.
“You really need to come for a visit because we do have such a variety of entertainment and activities here,” Sanders said.
Visit Terry as Homer Lee or check him out on Facebook. Whatever you do, be sure and check out one of his shows and don’t forget to tell him John from Hobo Stu Travel sent you there.

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2 Comments:

  1. Homer i have been trying to find out where i can buy Tonyia Landrys pure heart cds. I drove to Branson from Ohio in hopes of seeing her and listening to her sing. I thought you might know how to get in contact with her. I understand you used to work at Silver Dollar city where her group preformed. If you could help me I would greatly appreciate it. God Bless You. Bill Sark

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