Branson-Styled Entertainment Complex Planned in Alabama

Country Crossing, a country music resort to be built near Dothan, Ala., received approval from the Houston County Commission in Dothan on Monday (Feb. 25). Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones and entertainment attorney Joel Katz accompanied real estate developer Ronnie Gilley to the morning meeting to present plans for the complex that aims to be a national tourist destination similar to Branson, Mo. Despite Branson’s remote location, Katz said the area flourished because of the demand for family-oriented entertainment. The proposals surrounding Country Crossing include performance venues, hotels and restaurants, along with a midway and an RV park. Gilley said several country artists are expected to sign agreements to headline at Country Crossing venues.