• Welcome Macy Haygood!

    Congratulations to Ellen Petersen Haygood, banjo player and vocalist with The Petersens, and her husband Michael Haygood of The Haywoods, on the birth of their first child. Both mom and dad perform with their family bands in Branson, MO. Macy Katherine

  • Frosty The Snowman video from The Petersens

    Here's another fun arrangement of a Christmas favorite from The Petersens, of Branson, MO. This family band entertains many thousands of music lovers every year from their perch at the Little Opry Theatre in Branson, where they play multiple shows

  • My Ozark Mountain Home — The Petersens

    There’s something to be said about family bands, as evidenced by the success that was seen by the Jacksons, the Cowsills, the Osmonds, the Nelsons, and any number of sterling sibling combos in pop music history. It's certainly not out

  • Congratulations Ellen and Michael!

    Two of the most popular musical families in Branson were united this past Saturday when Ellen Petersen and Michael Haygood were married at the First Baptist Church of Branson. Ellen plays banjo and sings with her family's bluegrass band, The Petersens,

  • The Petersens tour the Emerald Isle

    Though you may not see them out at the festivals that often, there are few bluegrass bands that perform more regularly, or before more people each year than The Petersens. The family band has worked the Little Opry Theatre in Branson,

  • Bluegrass on American Idol?

    I guess it's always theoretically possible, but this year there may be a better than average chance. Ellen Petersen, who performs with her family bluegrass band based in Branson, MO, auditioned on a lark for this year's American Idol on the Fox