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Tom Wurth

TOM WURTH 200Grammy Nominated Vocalist and 3 Top Thirty Charted Songs
Genre: Country, Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Blues, Pop, Rock and Roll

Out of the gate Tom Wurth was nominated for a Grammy at only twenty years of age. That milestone built a foundation for his career. The Grammy experience fresh in his mind, Wurth pushed forward with his songwriting aspirations.

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Terry Smith

20170126 Terry Smith EditedBorn in Oklahoma and reared in Denton, Texas. Terry Smith has been a resident of Nashville, TN since 1972, when he moved there to pursue a songwriting career. By day, he taught school and afternoons and evenings he walked the streets of Music Row, knocking on doors, visiting publishing companies, and pitching his songs.

His persistency paid off. Over the years his songs have been recorded by a wide array of artists. His most well-known composition is “Far Side Banks of Jordan,” first released by Johnny and June Carter Cash and subsequently cut by over 300 performers.

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Dale and Gayle Eisenhauer

Dale Gayle 003 20180105 smDale & Gayle Eisenhauer, now simply “Dale & Gayle,” are retired school teachers from the little town of Newkirk in northern Oklahoma.   They are on their 9th year as full-time entertainers, traveling and spreading their love of music to everyone they meet. Since their retirement of 30 years each in the public school systems, they have visited and entertained in 38 states and performed nearly 1,000 shows.  

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La Dawn ThumbChristmas Show, Sentimental Journey Show, Country/50s &60s Rock Show

LaDawn grew up singing to her mother’s 45s, so when she was approached by a young man in church demanding that she either sing with him or accompany him on the piano, the choice was simple. She had never considered herself a singer, but that day changed her mind. It was a stirring performance that convinced her that God had blessed her with a talent, one that could not be hidden.

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Trailer Park Patsy - Donna Sue

2017 Donna Sue ThumbPerforming for shows and dances. 
Classic Country, Blues, Big Band, Rock, 50 and 60's, Folk, Gospel.

I was raised by a single Mother and my love of music came early in life.  Mother worked as a waitress at a Honky Tonk and we heard many country bands as I grew up.  Mom also loved Gospel, Big-Band and Blues music.  My best audience was Grandma and I sang and danced to her for hours.  So, from knee high I was always was in my blood you could say. 

I started really learning about singing when I joined the choir at church and then in my high school years in the High School Choir.  Then marriage and children took over my life for many years and my singing was to small children and while driving my car, that was my new audience for many years. 

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Bob “Tunda” Hupp

20171110 Bob Hupp Image 005Bob 'Tunda' Hupp is a nationally known singer, songwriter, entertainer, comedian, music historian, and national recording artist from Norfolk, Nebraska. He started playing professionally at the age of fourteen.

He has appeared on national television shows including Dick Clark's American Bandstand, Cleveland's Upbeat, and New York's Scene 70. He has also appeared on numerous local Rock & Roll television shows.

Bob Hupp was inducted into the Nebraska Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Iowa Hall of Fame in 2007 and the South Dakota Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Recording with The Smoke Ring at the legendary Sam Phillips Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee and on the Buddah Records label, Hupp's recordings have ranked in the National Top 100 Charts, and have also ranked in the Top 10 on many regional charts.

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Helen Russell & Company

Helen Russell PROMO 3 EDITEDElvis & Helen Russell are from Osage Beach, Mo and provide LIVE toe-tappin' music for shows and dances for a variety of venues throughout the entire Rio Grande Valley.

Helen Russell & Company is a legendary show that is one of a kind! Winner of the 2018 Valley Star Award for “Best Small Band Variety Show”! Elvis & Helen bring live music that features keyboard, bass, banjo and drums with a great variety of Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Gospel and Classic Rock of the 50's to the 70's, plus a tremendous tribute to our Veterans! Entertainment includes fun audience participation with comedy to tickle your funny bone and impersonations of entertainers such as Reba, Cher, Loretta Lynn, Dolly, Tammy Wynette, Waylon, Willie and many more!

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Bill Chrastil

Bill Chrastil 20180112 THUMBBill Chrastil has been a full time musician and entertainer since 1983. In addition to being a songwriter and producer, he is also an accomplished instrumentalist, playing the guitar, piano, bass guitar, drums and harmonica.

Bill has been honored with numerous awards in Branson, Mo., including Best Gospel CD of the year, Best Vocal Impressionist of the year, Best Horizon Show of the year.  Bill has been inducted into the Nebraska and South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame.  He is also a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association.

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Pat Davison's Comedy Magic Circus


“Pat Davison's COMEDY MAGIC CIRCUS!” is one of the best kept secrets in the Valley! 

Featured in Circuses and Variety Shows worldwide for nearly five decades, including “The Comedy Pet Theater” in Branson's Grand Country Music Hall, “The Statler Brothers Show!” on TNN, “Steve Harvey's BIG TIME!” on the Warner Brothers Network, Cruise Ships, Harlem Globetrotters Halftimes, Etc., their full evening show is available to entertain – and I mean Entertain! - at RV Parks!

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Daddy D Three

Genres: 50’s, 60’s & 70’s, Rock and Country
Specialty: Vocals

Daddy-D-Three-Photo-Jackson-WT-THUMBThe Daddy D Three perform iconic musical selections from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s with all the right rock or country flare. Intimate setting to concert hall venues have clapped and sung along with the guys. Songs from: Buddy Holly, Richie Vallens, Johnny Cash, Righteous Brothers, Elvis, Ray Charles, The Platters & More! Come have some fun with us! “Just the right blend of those golden oldies and good clean humor!”

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The Punches Family

Genres: Bluegrass, Gospel
Specialty: Guitar, Fiddle, Vocals

Punches-Family squareOnce again this season The Punches Family will be back in the Rio Grande Valley entertaining Winter Texans with rock ‘n roll oldies from the ‘50’s and 60’s. Performing old favorites like “Run, Run, Run,” “Great Balls of Fire,” and “The Twist” the Punches Family will bring back memories and fun with their lively performances.

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Kenny Hess

Genres: Country
Specialty: Vocals, Songwriting

Kenny-Hess squareKenny Hess has now been a part of the music industry since the 80’s when he started a life of making music for a living. Born in Outlook Saskatchewan music was always a part of his life and at just 15 Kenny started traveling the country singing the songs of such greats as Charlie Pride, Don Williams and Merle Haggard and it wasn’t long before he was singing his own songs and sharing the stage with those very same great artists.

A prolific songwriter, Kenny was noticed by Nashville’ legendary songwriter Harlan Howard and soon Kenny began writing for

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Patrick and Tracy

Genres: Country, Motown, RatPack, Broadway, Comedy
Specialty: Vocals, Comedy

Patrick-and-Tracy-Dodd-thumbPatrick and Tracy have been performing professionally for nearly 20 years and most of that time has been spent as husband and wife (they recently celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary). Even though they were both born and raised in the great state of Nebraska they met while performing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at the Alabama Theater. Since that first meeting they have logged a lot of miles singing and dancing together all over the world and they have had many incredible experiences along the way!

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Heart to Heart

Genres: Country, Gospel, 50's & 60's Top 40, Doo-Wop, R&B, Patriotic, Comedy & Rockabilly
Specialty: Vocal, Guitar, Keyboard

HearttoHeart Jerry n Sharon THUMBSharon and Jerry Mays, better known as Heart To Heart, "The Heart & Soul of Branson, Mo." bring a brand new variety show to the RGV each season, power packed with toe-tapping, hand-clapping Country, Gospel, 50's & 60's Top 40, Doo-Wop, a little Old Rock and R&B, Patriotic, Comedy—a little of everything for an all-around good time for everyone!

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One More Time

Genres: Musical Comedy Variety, Vaudeville, Broadway, Vegas-style
Specialty: Vocals, Keyboard

The Beahms-Illustration tnOne More Time is Larry and Melissa Beahm, the Musical Comedy Variety Duo. Traveling throughout the country, One More Time focuses on providing excellent music and tasteful humor for the boomers and seniors of our great United States. “Fifty-five plus” communities, RV parks, churches and senior centers hire One More Time to perform their musical comedy variety shows: professional yet personal Vaudevillian/Broadway/ Vegas-type shows!

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The Horns

Genres: Traditional Country, Country Rock, and 50s & 60s Rock-n-Roll
Specialty: Vocal Harmony, Duets, and Impersonations

TheHorns-WEB tnWe hail from the Show-Me state of Missouri and have been entertaining in the Rio Grande Valley for five years. We've been playing music for dances since the mid 60s with a wide variety of music from traditional country music to 50s & 60s Rock-n-Roll.

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Bill Brooks

Genres: Country, Easy-listening, Gospel, Oldies
Specialty: Elvis & Friends

bill brooks 1 tnKnown around the Rio Grande Valley as Elvis Presley, Bill J. Brooks has the ability to look like Elvis, dress like Elvis and sound like Elvis. He is perhaps the most popular Elvis impersonator in the Rio Grande Valley. From "Blue Suede Shoes" to Elvis' gospel songs, Brooks does them all.

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Cowboy & Hobo Show

Genres: Country Western, Folk, 50's, 60's and 70's Rock & Roll
Specialty: Close Vocal Harmony's, Accoustic Electric Guitars, Modified Upright Bass

The-Cowboy-and-Hobo-SHow-picture_barrell_thumbOne of the most popular groups to be seen in the Valley consists of The Cowboy "Cactus Willie", aka Charles Casterline, The Hobo "Boxcar Bob", aka Robert Selby and The "Drifter", aka Wil Kelley. Casterline is the nephew of famed Blue Grass Legend, "Lester Flatt" who visited their rural So. Carolina home often and along with Casterlines Mother who did live radio commercials, peaked Casterlines interest in music and influenced his picking style.

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Durocher Family

Genres: Bluegrass, Gospel
Specialty: Vocals

Durocher-Press-Photo_thumbOne of the Valley's newer groups is the Durocher Family of Minnesota, known for their bluegrass music and Christian ministries in camps, rescue missions, churches and prisons. The family includes 12 children. Older children perform, younger children sing, while the adorable four-year-old claps and grins at the audience.


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The Freddie and Sheila Show

Genres: Country Classics, 60's Rock, Yodeling, Clogging, Comedy
Specialty: Guitar Instrumentals, Singing, Comedy

Freddie-Shela-PelletierThe Freddie and Sheila Show is an energetic concert featuring world
class guitar picking and fantastic singing. Lots of humor between
(and during) songs make their concerts fun for everyone! They perform
a variety of country classics, 60's rock, yodeling,clogging and more!
Freddie's specialty is playing Chet Atkins style finger picking
guitar instrumentals. The married duo perform in the RGV each January
before moving on to resorts in Arizona and California as they have done
the past 13 years.

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Gary Crain

Genres: Comedy
Specialty: Vocals, Standup Comedy

garycrain_thumbShazamm! It's Gomer Pyle from Mayberry! Or at least that is what viewers will think when Gary Crain performs his comedy routines. In addition to Gomer, Crain does impersonations of Bill Clinton, John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and Walter Brennan.

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Lindley Creek

Genres: Bluegrass
Specialty: Vocals, Banjo, Fiddle, Mandolin, Upright Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Rythm Guitar

2017 Lindley Creek 150Lindley Creek is an acoustic family band showcasing beautiful, traditional bluegrass & gospel music, soulful, soaring lead vocals, soothing family harmonies, intricate instrumental breaks and original songwriting, Lindley Creek presents compelling acoustic music and a sincere family sound. 

“At a Lindley Creek concert, you will laugh, smile and tap your foot along with awesome music and unique arrangements. Lindley Creek has a great mix of cover and original tunes with a powerful message that inspires.” 

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Lloyd and Peggy

Genres: Country, Classic Rock
Specialty: Guitar, Keyboards/synthesizer, Vocals

2012 LloydNPeggyJPG TNSince 1999 we have lived full time in our motor home / tour bus and travel wherever the music takes us. Every winter is spent playing in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Then, we head north for the summer to find other opportunities to perform. There is nothing we like better than looking out from the stage and seeing those heads bobbing and feet tapping.

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Ralph Kuster

Genres: Standards, Classic Country, Broadway, Gospel, Easy Listening
Specialty: Vocals


Ralph’s life-long passion for music became a reality with the production of his first 3 CD’s from 2003 to 2005. In 2006, he was thrilled and honored to perform ‘I May Never Get to Heaven’ by Conway Twitty and ‘Unchained Melody’ by the Righteous Brothers before 2000+ people at the annual COSAP Variety Show at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada.

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Roger Kenaston Band

Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Specialty: Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Lap Steel, Vocals, Trumpet

kenastonThe Roger Kenaston Band is a high-energy group that plays bluegrass, country and other genres of music. The band has worked with numerous celebrities, including back up for such artists as Charlie McCoy, Jean Shepard, Stonewall Jackson, Leona Williams, Jimmy C. Newmann, Jack Green, Claude Gray, Les Gilliam and many others.

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Sherwin Linton

Genres: Country, Gospel, 50s, Johnny Cash Tribute
Specialty: Vocals, Guitar

Sherwin-Linton-1 THUMBGet ready for a 60 to 90 minute Country and Popular Music show packed full of your favorite classic songs. Amazing vocal harmonies and touching duets are accented by humor & stories. We tell the truth.... it's funnier than anything we can make up! Audiences are amazed by Sherwin's ability to bring back the image and sound of Johnny Cash. Dick Moebakken's affable personality adds to his great impression of "Grandpa McCoy" and Dick's vocal likeness to Freddy Fender is a show stopper.

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Solid Gold Dance Party

Genres: Original Hit Oldies, Country, Rock, Standards
Specialty: Radio DJ live presentation

2014 Solid-Gold-Dance-Party tnThe Solid Gold Dance Party - Oldies Music and Memories, is a DJ/Entertainment with "Big Daddy" presenting a program of dance music, by the original artists, spanning over 50 years of hit music, just like you heard it on the radio. All types of music are presented, including Country, Rock, Standards, Line dancing, and others. Between songs, "Big Daddy" and the audience have a great time with trivia, contests, and prize giveaways.

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Star Fire Family Show

Genres: Classic Country, Variety, Comedy
Specialty: Guitar, Banjo, Keyboard, Saxophone, Fiddle, Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Pedal Steel Guitar, Drums


The Gottschalk family, known as the Star Fire Family Band from Hortonville, Wis., is in the Rio Grande Valley for another season to entertain the Winter Texans. The Gottschalks try and mix up their shows, to have something for everyone. In Texas, they perform a Branson style show with music, comedy, audience interaction and just plain fun.

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The Texans

Genres: Gospel
Specialty: Vocals, Guitar, Comedy

the-texans_thumbThe Texans got their start singing country gospel music as a traveling quartet based out of Dallas Christian College. Today the group consists of Sam Ray, lead singer and emcee, his wife, Brenda Ray, who sings tenor and is a comedian, and their son, Curtis Ray, who sings baritone.

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12 String Tim & Sharon

Genres: Classic and new country
Specialty: Guitar and percussion

12stringtim001011 TNWith a high-tech back-up band and a song list that reads like a catalog, this duo puts on a music variety show sure to please any crowd.

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Vance Greek

Genres: Country, Gospel
Specialty: Vocals

VANCE-GREEK-2007PIC_thumbAlthough a longtime resident of the Rio Grande Valley, Vance Greek spent 1990 to 1997 in Branson, Missouri where he became known as "the Golden Voice of Branson."

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Wade Benson Landry

Genres: Country, Swingin' Cajun, Western Swing
Specialty: Fiddle

Wade-Benson-Landry_2010_thumbLouisiana's world class fiddle player, Wade Benson Landry, made his first official appearance in the Rio Grande Valley last year when he performed at the 2010 FAME Awards.

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