Bob Davidson

Featured Vocalist & Emcee

After following in his father’s footsteps and playing alongside him in a band, Bob worked in Kimberling City with Jim Weatherly’s Ozark Jamboree at the age of 9. Bob never played many sports and instead chose to follow the musical path. After graduating high school, Bob went to work for Lee Mace at Lee Mace’s Ozark Opry in Osage Beach, and then became part of the Ozark Country Jubilee, which came to Branson in 1979. Bob decided to head out and play the honky tonks after six years in Branson, eventually relocating to Nashville. He did solo gigs and some carpentry work to “pay the bills.” A few years back, Bob got that rambling fever and decided to give Branson one more shot in 2009.

“I called Bob Leftridge when I was thinking about coming back and asked if anyone was looking for an emcee,” he said. “He told me to call Clay Cooper and tell him he said to hire me. I walked up to Clay Cooper and said ‘I don’t know if this means anything, but Bob Leftridge told you to hire me.’ He said if that’s the case, you don’t even have to audition, and he hired me on the spot. I owe Clay and Bob a big thanks for that.”

That show, Swingin’ Doors Country Music Show, only lasted a season, but it allowed Grand Country Producer Mike Patrick the chance to see Bob in action. He was hired almost immediately to head the Down Home Country show, now entering its fourth season. “I love the show, because to me, it’s real country,” he said. “It’s what Branson is missing, that traditional country music. We keep country music alive and well.”

Bob and his longtime love Judy recently married and are loving life with their five children, ranging in age from 31 down to 2. “We’re fostering a little two year-old girl, and I never thought I would have ever been a foster parent,” Bob said. “But I feel it is probably the most important thing I’ve ever done in my life.”

Birthday: September 5
Favorite Color: Teal
Favorite Food: Mexican (especially Chicken Enchilade verde)
Favorite Entertainers: Johnny Paycheck, Merle Haggard, and his Dad
Favorite Song: The Old Violin and Choices
Favorite TV Show: Fox News and ESPN