Good-bye ‘Uncle Gene’


Silver Dollar City has lost a dear & fellow employee & the world has lost a amazing man!  Gene Bortner the official greeter of Silver Dollar City has passed away at the age of 92!  He was an employee for 36 year & known to all as ‘Uncle Gene’.  I loved him like a grandpa who was always there for me & family as well as anyone else!  His funeral was Monday, April 23rd, 2018 with a packed house at Silver Dollar City.  Peace be with you buddy!

Always, Terry & the millions of lives you touched!

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Amazing April!


Amazing April is here & what a way to start it off with Easter!


And of course a day that pays tribute to people like me… April Fool’s Day!

Monday, April 1st, 2013!


This is my 39th season to be a performer here in Branson, MO & I’m still as busy as I was when I first started!  Really, I have always worked day & night ~

New Character ~ New Ride!

2018 you can find me in my 39th year at Silver Dollar City as 4-5 characters a day walking around entertaining the guests as possibly ‘W.P. Warburton’, the warden, or ‘Colonel Paisley Alowishus Parnell’ the banker, ‘Mr. M. Balmer’ the undertaker, ‘Doc Harris’ the inventor of the Wild Fire roller-coaster, or my newest character, ‘Alexander Osterman’ clock-maker & time traveler!  He’s connected to the newest rider at Silver Dollar City ~ Time Traveler!  It’s a 26 MILLION dollar roller-coaster that is the smoothest, quietest, tallest, steepest, & so exciting!

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Alexander Osterman - clock-maker ~ time traveler!

Alexander Osterman – clock-maker ~ time traveler!

New Name ~ New Show!

This is my 3rd year to be the comedian for CJ Newsom in her all new show called ‘CJ Newsom’s Classic Country & Comedy Show’! (Formerly known as ‘Classic Country’s Patsy Cline & Friends’.  We have completely revamped the show & are so very excited to invite you & everyone to join us in this fast-paced, true Classic Country, & pure comedy extravaganza!  We have also added the amazingly talented Kaylee Ruden & Michael Frost ~ seasoned performers from here in Branson who raise the bar of quality entertainment!  Our show is every Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday night at 7:30 PM at the Americana Theatre!  Tell the box office that you know me & get a $4.00 discount off every ticket, plus we have group rates for an even BIGGER discount!  See you there!


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New/Old Places To See Me!

I’ve been working for Big Cedar Lodge for many years & this year is no exception!  As a matter of fact, they have me there for MANY of their special events!  

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I was just there last weekend for 2 of their many special events!  I hosted their Bunny Hop 5-K run as Richard Simmons!  Then I was was myself, very rare, as the MC of the annual Easter Egg Hunt!  NEW this year is me playing ‘Joan Rivers’ hosting Big Cedar’s ‘Not So Newlywed Game!’ 

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Thanks for dropping in to check in on me.  I’m looking forward to seeing you at one of my many jobs this year!  We’ll ride Time Traveler together!  


Terry ‘Homer Lee’ Sanders 































Marvelous March!


Marvelous March!  


So much is happening here in Branson, MO ~ A new season with so much growth for the city & the area!  This is my 39th season to work/play in the entertainment business & yes, I’ll be back my usual haunts! 

Silver Dollar City!

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Silver Dollar City  is Open!


This is also my 39th year to play multiple characters at Silver Dollar City!  This year they have a new roller-coaster, not just a roller coaster, it is a 1st ~ ANYWHERE!  ‘Time Traveler’!   I’ve created a new character for this incredible attraction so please join me in riding this steampunk-styled adventure!

CJ Newsom’s Classic Country & Comedy Show!

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2018 finds me with the AMAZING CJ Newsom in CJ Newsom’s Classic Country & Comedy Show at the Americana Theatre here in Branson, MO!  I’ll be playing a plethora of characters & a then some!  Our show is on Tues., Thurs., & Sun. night at 7:30 PM with alive band & surprises galore!  

The Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company!


This is my 13th season to appear on select days at The Baker Creek Seed Company in Mansfield, MO!  They have a festival the 1st Sun. of every month!  I was there on March 4th & I’ll be there in May!  Join us!

Muscular Dystrophy Association!

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Thank you MDA for 13 AMAZING years!

Of course, a very worthy cause that I have been associated with is the MDA ~ the Muscular Dystrophy Association!  I’m in my 13th year with them as well!  They’ve had their ‘Lock-Ups’ for countless years & I’ve gotten to play Barney Fife & take mug shots with the ‘jailbirds’ for 13 years!  The world is ever-changing & so is the MDA.  The MDA has decided to discontinue the ‘Lock-Ups’.  My sincere thanks to the MDA & Mr. Jerry Bear, the executive director for 40 years of the Springfield, MO chapter, for allowing me to be a part of this fight to find cures, save lives, as well as help families in time of need.  I will miss this very, very much!  Here I am in Silver Dollar City’s Echo Hollow with over 4,000 people raising money for the MDA!  That is Mr. Jerry Bear, the executive director of the Springfield, MO chapter, watching me as ‘Barney’ talking with these amazing people!

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Big Cedar Lodge!

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Another wonderful place to stay & enjoy is Big Cedar Lodge just south of Branson, MO.  I’ve been performing there for 13 years too!  They have me scheduled for MANY of their event this season.  As a matter of fact, Sat., March 31st I’ll be playing Richard Simmers hosting their ‘Bunny Hop 5-K run’ as Richard Simmons! 

Book Me!


Also, I book my 1-man show or even CJ Newsom & I do personal appearances!  Please feel free to contact me so I can add you to my schedule!




You can keep up with me on Facebook because I really do post every single day!  I’m at Terry Wayne Sanders or Ada Mae!

Thank you!

Thanks for keeping up with me & I hope I get to see you in 2018 here in Branson, MO or somewhere on the road! Always,

Terry ‘Homer Lee’ Sanders


Fabulous February!


Fabulous February is here & it has been fabulous!  Normally here in Branson things are slow, even quiet, but not  this year!  Jan. 19th I hit the road with Spoken 4 Quartet & traveled to Galveston, TX where we boarded Carnival Cruise ship ‘Breeze’!  We had 4 shows in 7 days with ports of call in Cozumel, Belize, & Honduras!  Even Gma Beulah played tourist on the beaches of Mahogany Bay, Roatan Honduras!

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The second we disembarked the ship in Galveston, I was in an Uber & on my to Houston, TX. to board a plane & fly to Charlotte, N.C..  There I joined CJ & Chris Newsom for the ABA ~ American Bus Association convention to invite them to bring their tour coaches to see CJ Newsom’s Classic Country & Comedy show (Formerly known as Classic Country’s Patsy Cline & Friends show)!  It was a major success & then we took our time driving back to Branson!

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We made stops in Asheville, N.C. to visit the Biltmore Estate…

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 Then Pigeon Forge to take a private tour of Dollywood… 

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Next was Nashville to see the Grand Ole Opry!  It had been 29 years since I was in the Opryland studios, this is where I filmed 13 episodes of ‘Hee Haw’ the fall of 1989!  We visited the Patsy Cline museum where we were honored to meet & visit with Julie Fudge ~ Patsy’s daughter!

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After a long trip in snow & icy roads on Sunday, we hit the ground running on Monday!  CJ & I (As Barney Fife) were celebrity judges for the annual MOB ‘Soup-er Bowl’ where we taste-tested/judged 34 bowls of soup!

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Friday & Saturday, Feb. 9th & 10th, CJ & I appeared at the Liberty Theatre in Hartshorne, OK. for their annual Valentine’s Day dinner & show at 6:30 PM on both Friday & Saturday night!  Sunday morning we left McAllister, OK & headed to Cushing, OK. where we made an appearance at the First Church of God at 10:30 AM!  A great time was had by all & thanks to Pastor Kevin Clouse for allowing us to do the service with song, testimony, & humor too!


Feb. 14th ~ Valentine’s Day

I hosted Big Cedar’s ‘Not So Newlywed Game’ as ‘Joan of the Ozarks’.

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Thursday, Feb. 15th

I played Barney Fife’ for our 1st MDA ‘Lock-Up’ of 2018 at the Angus Branch Steakhouse in Monett, MO. 10 AM – 3 PM & we had a GREAT time, plus the ‘jail-birds raised more bail money than ever before!  “Thank you!” Monett, MO.!



Fri., Feb. 16th

I was ‘Terry the Tour Guide’ from the Vacation Channel for the Annual Builders Show at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson.


Vacation Channel for 18 years now!

Vacation Channel for 18 years now!


Sat., Feb. 17th

I was in Kansas City for ‘Planet-con’ with my son Austin ~ we saw several stars, John Cusack, Alice Cooper, & Danny Trejo!  

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Sat. Feb. 17th

I was back at Big Cedar Lodge for another fun-filled evening hosting ‘The Not So Newlywed Game’ as ‘Joan of the Ozarks’ again!

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Sat., Feb. 24th we have orientation for Silver Dollar City’s 2018 season ~ We open on Thurs., March 14th!  I have never been bored!

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More details to follow!  Thanks for following me along this Fabulous February & life!  

Always, Terry ‘Homer Lee’ Sanders

Jumping January!


Happy New Year!  


2017 is but a memory now!


I can’t believe 2017 is over & here we are, but we are!  I worked at Silver Dollar City on Jan. 1st, 2018!  This year we were open on Mon., Jan. 1st as well as Dec. 31st, New Year’s Eve, 2017!  I will sleep on Tuesday!  LOL!  

BIG Changes…

Big changes happen every season here in Branson, & we will have some for our show!  CJ Newsom has done her ‘Classic Country’s Patsy Cline & Friends Show’ in Branson for 5 full seasons!  She is changing the name for a broader demographic to;

‘CJ Newsom’s Classic Country & Comedy’


She will continue to do ALL of Patsy’s hit songs, plus we’ve added 2 new performers, Ashley Jo Sheilds and Michael Frost will add depth and pizazz. From great duets to wonderful dancing!

Come Sail With Me…

I have a little ‘down time’, but I will leave for Galveston, TX. with the Spoken 4 Quartet on Jan. 21st & we depart on our Gospel Cruise aboard Carnival’s ‘Breeze’ to Belize, Honduras, & Cozumel!  We return to port on Jan. 28th & I will get a Uber ride to Houston & then fly to Charlotte, N.C. to attend the American Buss Association (ABA) convention for 3 days!  then slowly head back to Branson!



I have never been bored!  

Keep up with me here at & I hope to see you something this winter!  Happy new year to you & yours!  


Terry ‘Homer Lee’