Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC is an American brewing company headquartered in St. Louis. Missouri. Since 2008, it has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) which also has its North American regional management headquarters in St. Louis
The company employs over 30,000 people, operates 12 breweries in the United States, and until December 2009, was one of the largest theme park operators in the United States, with ten theme parks through the company's family entertainment division, Busch Entertainment Corporation.
History with the Macy's Parade
After a division of the brewing company, Budweiser, retired their float from the Parade in 1974, Anheuser-Busch was quick to take their place the following year in 1975. The float was named the "Old Country Village", and an old medieval village being carried by Budweiser's Clydesdales horses. The float was temporarily retired after the 1977 Parade and was replaced by the Loch Ness Monster float. The Old Country Float returned in 1982 but retired after The 1984 Parade. After the latter, the float was reused 3 times, as the Addams Family float in 1991, A Christmas Carol in 1995, and The Sound of Music in 1997.
Listed below are the guest stars that have performed/appeared on the float. alongside the respective songs which they sang during the NBC Parade telecast.
- 1977 - Lou Rawls, performed "Lady Love"
- 1982 - The Joffrey Ballet
- 1983 - Lou Rawls, performed "Wind Beneath my Wings"