Branson's Limited Engagement: Billy 'Crash' Craddock
The Billy “Crash” Craddock Show will appear in Branson stage for a limited engagement at the Legends Family Theater on May 13, 2018 at 3 pm. This one-night only performance of Billy “Crash” Craddock is one of the shows in Branson not to be missed. Be sure to watch this show and see this great performer as he brings his talent to the Ozarks.
Billy Craddock is sure to impress everyone in the audience with his country and ‘rockabilly’ music. This great entertainer brings plenty of talent and energy to the stage with him, so you’re sure to have an enjoyable time dancing and singing along with some of his No. 1 hits and top tunes.
Back again in Branson by popular demand, Billy “Crash” Craddock is an American country and rockabilly singer who will deliver a very special high energy show in Branson. This rockabilly singer first gained popularity in Australia in the 1950s with a string of rockabilly hits, including the Australian number one hit “Boom Boom Baby”.
Switching to country music, Craddock gained popularity in the United States in the 1970s with a string of top ten country hits, several of which were number one hits, including “Rib It In”, “Broken Down in Tiny Pieces”, and “Ruby Baby”. Billy “Crash” Craddock is known to his fans as “The King of Country Rock Music” and “Mr. Country Rock” for his rock-influenced style of country music.
Craddock was born in Greensboro, NC, and the youngest of 13 siblings. His childhood was spent surrounded by music and love of his family. His father, a typical musician during his time, played harmonica, spoons, washboard and buck dance. His mother and older brothers and sisters regularly sang old gospel standards and folk tunes, sing harmoniously amongst themselves.
He remembers listening to Little Jimmy Dickens, Left Frizzel and Faron Young on the radio. Craddock was fully supported by his family for his talents and one brother even paid him a nickel for every song he could sing and not miss any words on.
When Elvis Presley became popular in his music career, a young Billy Craddock thought he, too, might be able to combine his love for music and his need for earning a living. During this time, his high school football team had given “Crash” Craddock his unusual nickname, one that would stick on and off the playing field for the rest of his life. After high school, Crash got his first recording contract with Colonial Records in Durham, NC and then he was on his way.
After signing his first recording contract, it didn’t take him long and he signed with Cartwheel Records and released a song that became popular, “Knock Three Times.” That song was to become the first of nine number one singles for Crash and literally paved the way for his phenomenal world-wide success.
So, if you want to watch a high energy show in Branson, don’t miss the one-night only performance of Bill “Crash” Craddock at the Legends Family Theater.