"Each show is like a different animal, and the performers are just one part of it," Dyer explained. "The audience is the other part. We never know what they will respond to, what their reaction will be. That keeps you on your toes. Even when I am singing 'Only You' for the hundredth time, when you see an older man reach over and hold his wife's hand, or when you see a child light up, that brings a good feeling. You know you touched their heart in some way. That's more than enough payment for me."
There is no doubt Dyer wears his many roles well.
"I enjoy being all over the place. That is what I love about what I do," he said. "It is always changing, we are always working on new characters and new material."
But when the lights go out after each show, he said he is most comfortable just being Carey Dyer.
"I feel so blessed," he said. "The Lord has presented this opportunity to me. When I began performing 10 years ago, I said, oh, so this is what I am supposed to be doing. It is a perfect fit - when I'm out in front of that crowd, I feel like I am doing what I was born to do."
Lani Bartley Stacy is also a past member of the Granbury Live Nostalgic Concert Cast. Stacy grew up on stage at the Grapevine Opry and will soon be taking over the management from Rocky Gribble, who will be retiring after 25 years at the helm.
Stacy made an appearance on stage at the Texas Opry in the 1990's when she was a contestant in a Texaco Country Music Showdown contest. Stacy won that contest and has never looked back. She is a Dallas native who was raised in Grapevine along with three brothers and three sisters. She has performed at Six Flags Over Texas, singing and dancing at the Southern Palace.
Abbey Cone is the 15-year-old phenom who appeared at the theater last week. Also featured once again is "smokin' hot" fiddle player Mike Echols of the The Amazing Made In Texas Show Time Band, who will be performing along with his wife, Alecia Echols.