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Valley Star Awards names performers of the year

20140215-Valley-Star-Award-Show-116 featureWinter Texans who attended the Valley Star Awards Show at Mission Bell Resort Saturday, Feb. 15, were thrilled by the star quality performances put on by the Rio Grande Valley’s top performers.

The show provided the perfect setting to announce the nominees and final picks for this year’s recipients of the 2014 Valley Star Awards, selected by Winter Texans who cast well over 2,000 ballots in this year’s voting.

Robert and Billie Ferguson produced the show, while the Winter Texan Times published the ballots and tabulated the votes for this year’s awards.

While excitement was in the air as the audience awaited the announcement of the winners of each of this year’s awards, there was plenty of top-notch, Branson quality entertainment provided by six different groups of performers putting on a show like none other in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Tickets available for Valley Star Awards

20140206 gary-crain gomer-pyleGet ready for an evening of great entertainment from some of the Valley’s best performers on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. as Robert and Billie Ferguson and the Winter Texan Times present the third annual Valley Star Awards.

At the Valley Star Awards, the Rio Grande Valley’s top entertainers are named in 11 different categories, including categories such as Male and Female Vocalist of the Year, Family Musical Group of the Year, and Country Western Band of the Year, plus overall Entertainer of the Year. The awards recipients are chosen by ballots cast by Winter Texans, and the ballot is printed in today’s issue of the Winter Texan Times. The ballot is also available online, CLICK HERE.

Between presentations of this year’s awards recipients, six of the Valley’s top entertainers will perform, making for an exciting evening of anticipation and fun. Performing will be Amber Waves, Susan Hudson Carman, Dave & Daphne, Billy Droze, Jeff Gordon and Jim Greeninger, master guitarist.

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Valley Star Awards Show planned

The Valley Star Awards Show will be held at Victoria Palms Resort on Saturday,  Feb. 25. The awards program hosted by Robert Ferguson will honor the “cream of the crop”of entertainers who make the winters more fun by performing in many Winter Texan resorts. Awards will be presented for individuals, groups and bands voted as best in their categories by park activity directors.

Nomination forms were distributed in November and December to activity directors. Twenty-nine parks returned the forms with their nominations. The nominations were tallied and the three highest entertainers in each category were put on a ballot slip and distributed to the parks participating. The ballots were returned to Victoria Palms Resort Feb. 1 and counted by a group of three people. From those results, favorite entertainers were chosen in 12 different categories.

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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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Patsy Cline Tribute Show with Rainy

Genres: Classic Country, Rock and Roll, Comedy
Specialty: Patsy Cline, Connie Francis, Karen Carpenter, Anne Murray

PatsyCline Rainy

Rainy returns to the Rio Grande Valley with her special tribute to the Legendary Patsy Cline. With a voice that is distinctly "Patsy", she presents a convincing performance celebrating the songs and spirit of this country music legend.

Along with all your favorite Patsy Cline hits, Rainy has recently introduced more amazing music from three 60’s and 70’s legendary ladies with tributes to Connie Francis, Karen Carpenter and Anne Murray.  The addition of their memorable music has been met with much approval and audience response has been overwhelming here in the Valley.  Mix this high energy show with a little trivia and some hilarious (not-so-true) stories and you're in for an entertaining and fun-filled evening. 

When not in the Rio Grande Valley, Rainy is part of a group of tribute artists who travel and perform for Casinos, Corporate Events, and Festivals in both Canada and the upper midwest U.S.A.

Rainy and hubby Hank welcome you to come out and join them as they take you on a musical journey down memory lane. For all Patsy Cline fans, this is a Must-See Show!

Booking Information:

Contact Rainy: (956) 702-6819

Tour Dates:

December 17, 2019     Quiet Village 11, Donna                          7- 9 pm $7

January 15, 2020         Paradise Park Inc., McAllen                   7- 9 pm $8

January 18, 2020         Wagon City North, Mission                    7- 9 pm $7

January 31, 2020         Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission         7- 9 pm $8

February 5, 2020            Paradise Park, Harlingen                       7- 9 pm $7

February 13, 2020       Winter Ranch RV, Alamo                        7- 9 pm $7

February 20, 2020       Bentsen Palms RV Park, Mission          7-8:30 pm $7


Ralph Kuster

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

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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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Lindley Creek

Genres: Bluegrass
Specialty: Vocals, Banjo, Fiddle, Mandolin, Upright Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Rythm Guitar
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2018Lindley Creek BandLindley 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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Gordy & Debbie

Genres:Country, 50’s & 60’s, Gospel, Patriotic Music, Comedy
Specialty: Vocals

GordyDebbie tnWith over a quarter century of success in the entertainment industry, Gordy and Debbie Kaye Wensel bring their Branson show to South Texas during Winter Texan season.  The show is an upbeat variety show that is a mixture of country, music from the 50’s and 60’s, gospel and patriotic music combined with comedy and suitable for all audiences.

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