After Tom’s graduation, the family moved to the Dallas, Texas, area where their son Garon was born. Tom and Andrea performed together frequently, and as the children grew, they began to join them on stage. Andrea homeschooled the children and music was always a very important part of the curriculum. Even as a busy mom, she continued to follow her passion for music. She conducted multiple church choirs and her reputation as a composer and vocal arranger grew. By the time The Bretts were ready to take their act to Branson, they had already recorded two albums, with Andrea as the vocal arranger on both projects.
During her lengthy stage career in Branson with Tom and their family, Andrea has worked in every aspect of show production including, music arranging, set design, wardrobe, lighting, choreography, and even bookkeeping!
Because of their passion for songwriting and original music, The Bretts have always featured original songs in their show, and Andrea has been named Branson’s Songwriter of the Year four times. A thrilling career highlight was writing and arranging music for The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square when the family performed with them in 2005 and 2006.