Frozen Feb!


If we didn’t know what a winter vortex was before, we sure do NOW!  



Happy Valentine’s Day!  


On the positive side Branson, MO is hot with excitement for the 2019 season!  So much is going on & I’m proud to say this is my 40th season to be an entertainer here!


2019 looks like it will be a non-stop cavalcade of employment for me EVERYWHERE!  I will maintain ALL my usual jobs, for instance this is my 40th season with Silver Dollar City playing multiple characters over the entire 66 acre park!


This will be my 4th year to share the stage with CJ Newsom in our show CJ Newsom’s Classic Country & Comedy in the Americana Theatre here in Branson, MO!  We have added more musicians & performers for the 2019 season & our opening date is March 19th!  Every Sun., Tues., & Wed. at 7:30 PM!


This is my 18th season (On & off) to be in the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor drama!  You will not recognize the homestead at all with the newest  addition of the Aunt Mollie’s Restaurant, the Playhouse Theatre, live entertainment during the day all the new shops, the new kid’s playground, & so much more!


This is my 14th season to write, produce, & perform at Big Cedar Lodge!  I’m bringing my comedy & friends to help us celebrate ALL the GREAT holidays Valentine’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, & of course, Christmas!


This is my 14th season to appear at the Baker Creek Seed Company in Mansfield, MO. too!  They have a seed festival the 1st Sun.of every month & I will be there on a few of those dates!

Baker Creek Seed Co. in Mansfield, MO

Baker Creek Seed Co. in Mansfield, MO

Everywhere else too!  Clinton, MO. Golden City, MO, Treasure Lake Resort in Branson,MO., & the list goes on!  Check my ‘Personal Appearances Page’ for the latest additions! 



Don’t forget my 1-time ONLY ‘Terry Wayne Sanders 40th Anniversary ~ Homer Lee & Friends Farewell Show’ on Sun., Aug. 25th at 2 PM in the Americana Theatre here in Branson, MO.!   I have an all-star cast of over 25 performers for a true celebration of talent, comedy, & 40 years of memories!  Call NOW, 417-544-8700 ~ This show will sell-out!

Where will I be this month & the first of March?

Mon., Feb., 4th ~ Springfield, MO. ~ CJ Newsom & I will at at the MOB’s ‘Soup-er-Bowl’ Relics Antique Mall at 2015 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO. 5:30 PM.

Fri., Feb. 8th & Sat. Feb. 9th ~ Hartshorne, OK ~ The Liberty Theatre’s annual Valentine’s Day dinner & show at 6:30 PM both nights.

Sun., Feb. 11th ~ Cushing, OK. ~ First Church of God 10:30 AM.

Wed., Feb. 13th ~ Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theatre Branson, MO. Hot Winter Fun 7 PM! 

Thurs., Feb. 14th ~ Big Cedar Lodge Ridgedale, MO. 6 PM The ‘Not-so Newlywed Game’ hosted by me as ‘Joan Rivers’!


Sat., Feb. 16th ~ Big Cedar Lodge Ridgedale, MO. 6 PM The ‘Not-so Newlywed Game’ hosted by me as ‘Joan Rivers’!

Thurs., Feb. 28th ~ Rolla, MO. High School MDA Lock-Up’ as ‘Barney Fife’ 9 AM-3 PM.

Sun., March 3rd ~ Branson Detour 2019! is coming to the Coleman Theatre on Sunday, March 3, for two fun-filled hours showcasing Branson’s top musicians, singers and comedians. The lineup includes Terry Wayne Sanders (better known as “Homer Lee”), Motown Downtown, George Dyer, Buckets N Boards, Dolly and Friends, the Michael Frost Trio, Lou LeBrun, and Leroy New’s Tribute to Marty Robbins. The show will run from 2 to 4 p.m. and tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $20 for students and children.




Jump Into January!



Ready or not… Happy New Year & let’s jump into January!  2018 had it’s ups & downs, but we survived & are anxiously looking forward to 2019!  Right now I’m on hiatus from ALL my jobs & that’s ok, with 6 jobs last year it’s nice to relax & get “the little things” done!

I have a few appearances this winter & I will up-date my 2019 Personal Appearances page as the events start lining-up!  

Where am I now…


Sunday, January 6th ~ Josh Goff AKA Martha Betterfield & I as Gma Beulah filmed 3 interviews with Kelly James Parker in Diamond, MO.

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CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER Saturday, January 12th I will co-host Second Saturday with Suzi in Marshfield, MO at 6 PM at the Marshfield Senior Center.


Friday, January 25th-30 I will be with Chris & CJ Newsom in Louisville, KY. for the ABA (American Bus Association) convention to visit with 100’s of tour bus/coach companies to invite them book their groups for CJ Newsom’s Classic Country & Comedy Show for 2019! 

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Don’t forget my 1-time ONLY ‘Terry Wayne Sanders 40th Anniversary ~ Homer Lee & Friends Farewell Show’ on Sun., Aug. 25th at 2 PM at the Americana Theatre in Branson, MO.  Tickets go on sale the last of Jan..  This show WILL SELL-OUT so make sure to call!  

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2019 you will find me at my usual jobs…

Silver Dollar City ~ My 40th season!

CJ Newsom’s Classic Country & Comedy ~ my 4th year!

Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama ~ my 19th season (On & off)!

Big Cedar Lodge ~ my 14th year!

Baker Creek Seed Company ~ my 14th year!

‘Terry Wayne Sanders 40th Anniversary ~ Homer Lee & Friends Farewell Show’ ~ Sun. Aug. 25th 2 PM!

Coming in Dec. 2019 ~ ‘Martha Betterfield’s Christmas Carol’ as ‘Gma Beulah’!

Coming in Dec. 2019!

Coming in Dec. 2019!

Personal Appearances ~ EVERYWHERE all my life!

Stay tuned for BIG announcements for 2019!


Terry ‘Homer Lee’ Sanders 


Delightful December!


Delightful December is HERE!  Merry Christmas!  What a year is has been with so many ups & downs ~ it’s the roller-coaster of life!  You can find me celebrating the holidays at my usual places of employment spreading Christmas cheer & laughter!

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Silver Dollar City!


Yes, this is my 39th season at Silver Dollar City as ‘Clarance Peabody’ ~ I WAS Santa’s helper ~ 6 days a week until Dec. 23rd & now this it is AFTER Christmas, I’ll be crowd-controlling at the Frisco Silver Dollar Train Depot Dec. 26th – Jan. 1st!

CJ Newsom’s Classic Country & Comedy Christmas show!

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This is my 3rd year to be the comedian in CJ Newsom’s Classic Country & Comedy Show at the Americana Theatre here in Branson, MO!  Our performances for the 2018 season are over, but you can see us in 2019 at the Americana Theatre!

New Year’s Eve Show!



I, Terry Wayne Sanders & CJ Newsom

I, Terry Wayne Sanders & CJ Newsom

Willie Nash as 'Ray Charles'

Willie Nash as ‘Ray Charles’

Janice Martin - Aerial violinist

Janice Martin – Aerial violinist

The Homestead Pickers of Silver Dollar City

The Homestead Pickers of Silver Dollar City

David Brooks

David Brooks

Scott Davis master magician/comedian

Scott Davis master magician/comedian

And supper is provided by Big D’s B~B~Q by master chef Dana Peterson!



Master chef & B~B~Qer Dana Peterson!

Master chef & B~B~Qer Dana Peterson!

Yes, this will be our 3rd year to host the BEST New Year’s Eve bash at the Americana Theatre!  A fun-filled action-packed celebration bringing in the new year with multiple shows represented; CJ Newsom & the Re-Cliners Band, The Homestead Pickers of Silver Dollar City, Willie Nash as ‘Ray Charles’, David Brooks, Master Magician Scott Davis, Janice Martin, & I’ll be hosting this event starting at 8 PM & it is being catered by the BEST ~ Big D’s B~B~Q!  All the party favors & champagne!  Join us by calling 417544-8700!

Shepherd of the Hills ‘Breakfast With Santa’!

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Talk about a GREAT breakfast & wonderful show geared for the whole family!  Our last show was Sat., Dec. 22nd at the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead Pavilion Theatre at 8 AM!  I played Mrs. Claus & Barney Fife along with a cast of 5 amazing performers & a FULL band!

Big Cedar Lodge!

Big Cedar Lodge



Sat. Dec. 1st & Christmas Eve.) & EVERY Sat. night at 5 PM – 6 PM at Big Cedar Lodge I have written a great show that showcased Frisco Jack Farrow, Nicole Starling & many performers & Santa Claus himself!

Personal Appearances!


I am also available for personal appearances so please contact me!

2019 ~ ‘Terry Wayne Sanders 40th Anniversary ~ Homer Lee & Friends Farewell Show!



Yes, mark it down on your calendar, Sun., Aug. 25th 2 PM at the Americana Theatre this 1-time ONLY, ALL-STAR cast 40th celebration with tons of surprises!  Tickets will go on sale in Jan. 2019!

Thanks & Merry Christmas!

Thanks & Merry Christmas from my family to yours!  Stay tuned for AMAZING things coming in 2019!


Terry ‘Homer Lee’ Sanders

Dede & I, our 2 sons Austin & Evan & their girlfriends Nov. 2018

Dede & I, our 2 sons Austin & Evan & their girlfriends Nov. 2018


Peace be with you Roy


The world has lost a wonderful man, at truly great performer, & a dear friend of mine, Mr. Roy Clark.  He passed away Thursday, November 15th, 2018 due to pneumonia.  He was 85 years of age.  What an incredible 85 years it was, married to the same lovely lady for 61 years, several children, & a musical legacy to be envied by all.  He was beloved by his legions of fans, admired by his peers, & inspired anyone who wanted to play the guitar!  He was the 1st celebrity to build his own theater here in Branson, MO.  In October of 1989 the director & producer of Hee Haw came to Branson looking for new faces to be on their TV show.   They saw me performing with the Braschler Music Show & also at Silver Dollar City.  In 24 hours I was hired to be the newest cast member of, at that time, the longest running variety show on TV!  It ran for a total of 25 years!  We filmed 13 episodes in 2 weeks!  It was THE most exciting time of my career to work with these legends, plus all the guest stars!  Roy remained a true blue friend over the years & even filmed a video “shout-out” in my 2015 ‘Homer Lee & Friends Variety Show’!  Peace be with you friend!  Always, Terry ‘Homer Lee’ Sanders 

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No way it’s Nov.!!!



No way it’s Nov.!!!  But it is!  Branson is geared up for the Holiday/Thanksgiving/Christmas season!  So much is going on in town with BIG changes with shows moving from one theatre to another, the OLD Baldknobber theatre has been torn down to make way for Wonder-Works newest family adventure.  

Right Now…

Silver Dollar City!

Right now you can find me in Nov. at Silver Dollar City as ‘Clarence Peabody’ ~ Santa’s helper.  This week, Nov. 19th – 25th Wed. – Sun. at Santa Claus Lane.


CJ Newsom’s Classic Country & Comedy!

I’m with CJ Newsom in our own award winning show at the Americana Theatre called CJ Newsom’s Classic Country & Comedy Show & now it’s our Christmas show!

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Shepherd of the Hills Santa & Pancakes!

Sat. mornings in Nov. & the 1st 4 Sat. mornings at 8 :30 AM you can find me in Shepherd of the Hills ‘Breakfast With Santa’!  It’s in the Pavilion Theatre at the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead.  

What better way to celebrate Christmas time than with a Santa and Pancakes! The Shepherd of the Hills homestead has been magically transformed into the North Pole where you’ll feast on a pancake breakfast with all the toppings & trimmings!

Plus, enjoy the BEST Christmas show EVER geared for the entire family with Santa too! That’s right, you can join Santa, Mrs. Claus, Santa’s helper, & the elves where they are preparing for the big night with all sorts of holiday mayhem that’s guaranteed to delight & tickle the funny bone of everyone! Join us for pure Christmas fun & our Santa & Pancakes and presents too!

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So many people ask me, “Terry ‘Homer Lee’ Sanders, where do YOU eat in Branson?”  I have several places that I LOVE to eat at in Branson;

  1. Big D’s B~B~Q
  2. Branson’s Center Stage
  3. Billy Bob’s Dairyland
  4. El Lago 
  5. Olive Garden

Who fixes your car?

A GREAT question!  We trust ONLY Jeff & Justin of Taney Country Tire & Towing!  They are at 2105 MO. Hwy. 248 here in Branson, MO.  417-337-4139

Happy Thanksgiving!

We ALL have so much to be thankful for, & I am very thankful for ALL of you who have followed me & supported me ALL these 39 years!  I’m thankful for my family, Dede, Austin, & Evan!  


My favorite job ~ my family!

My favorite job ~ my family!

Terry Wayne Sanders 40th Anniversary ~ Homer Lee & Friends Farewell Show!

Yes, next year is my 40th Anniversary to perform in in this amazing town called Branson, MO!  This will be BIG!  VERY BIG!  Tickets go on sale this coming Jan.!  It WILL sell-out so get your tickets as soon as you can!  It will be as usual an ALL-STAR fund-raiser like never seen before!  It will be Sun., Aug. 25th, 2019 at 2 PM in the Americana Theatre!  We’ll see you there!



Where have I been & where will I be in Nov.?

Great question…

  1. Nov. 2nd I performed the the 12 annual Festival of Hope for the MDA in Springfield, MO.  IMG_20181102_172415 IMG_20181102_172239 IMG_20181102_172338
  2. Ozarks FOX AM with CJ Newsom, Kelly Smith & Jeremy Rabe   45054109_10215553330601367_979993021619634176_n 45056389_10215553330961376_3600788465140105216_n IMG_20181106_072036 IMG_20181030_072153IMG_20181030_072131  45483002_436307116897802_6662517762507669504_n
  3. Wed., Nov. 14th I’ll film a commercial for Camp Little Paws A local kennel
  4. Black Friday, yes the day AFTER Thanksgiving I’ll host Big Cedar Lodge’s ‘Gobble Till You Wobble ‘ as Richard Simmons!                                                                                                                      IMG_20180527_140450

Life is good!

Life really is good, even with ALL the nonsense there is in the world!  Do the right thing, use common sense, treat others like you want to be treated & laugh!  Thanks for checking in & I hope to see you here in BRANSON, MO this holiday season!


Terry ‘Homer Lee’ Sanders