Some say “keep it in the family” and that’s just what the Hughes Brothers have done! As the family has grown, so has the presence of the children in the show.
With over 30 Hughes Kids now in every show, the Hughes Brothers can claim the description of the “World’s Largest Performing Family.” Certainly the Hughes Brothers Show boasts one of the largest casts in Branson! And these kids are full of talent and energy! They’ve worked hard to be able to sing, dance and perform their instruments in the show.
The brothers’ equally talented wives also perform in the show. Marty’s beautiful wife Cindy sings and dances in the show. Jason actually met his wife Mara when they performed together in a show at a theme park named Lagoon. Ryan’s wife Carina is a classically trained prima ballerina and has danced on stages from San Francisco to New York City. And as Andy’s wife Becky sings and dances alongside Carina, you may notice a certain resemblance between the two. It’s no coincidence; they’re sisters! Adam’s wife Vikki was the last wife to marry into the family. She has a wide range of talents from the stage to scrap-booking. None of the wives are strangers to the stage; most are performance veterans, having sung, danced, and acted throughout their lives.
The Hughes Brothers have taken 1st place in several contests, including the Dodge/Wrangler Country Music Showdown, the True Value Hardware Showdown, the Utah You Are the Star Contest, and the national Starmania contest held in Las Vegas. The Nashville Academy of Independent Recording Artists nominated their album “Talkin’ to the Man” for four different awards, and they ranked in the top five finalists for Group of the Year; a fantastic start in the recording business. And since arriving in Branson they have received several awards at the Branson Entertainment Awards Gala, including: Branson’s “Tradition Award”, “Branson’s Best Morning Show Award” and “Branson’ s Best Vocal Group Award.” But far above all the recognition and awards, they feel their greatest achievement is owning and operating their own theater the “Hughes American Family Theatre”. Since their audiences come to them, they can stay off the road…and be with their families.
Even though the move to Branson has been full of challenges, the Hughes Brothers feel it has been an overwhelmingly positive one. Audience members constantly commend the brothers for not only entertaining them with good, clean fun, but for touching their emotions with their love of family, God, and country. People often comment on the personal connection they feel with the brothers by show’s end. Some wonder why their show feels different. Perhaps Marty summed it up best when he said, “There is nothing better than being able to do the thing you love, and having your audiences love the thing you do.”