The fourth annual Valley Star Awards will present awards to the Rio Grande Valley’s top entertainers as selected by Winter Texans casting their votes for their favorite Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Family Musical Group (not related), Duet Musical Group, Gospel Group, Folk & Bluegrass Group, Novelty or Comedy Act of the Year, Rock & Roll Band, Country Western Band, Individual/Small Band/Variety Act, and Entertainer of the Year.
The Valley Star Awards ballot is located HERE. Ballots must be submitted by the Feb. 17 deadline to be counted in the poll.
Read more: Valley Star Awards: Vote for ‘Entertainer of the Year’
Bob '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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Genre: Variety Show
Specialty: Comedy, Magic,Juggling
Tour Dates: http://www.supercomedyshow.com/ourschedule.html
PAT DAVISON & TESS have been presenting Comedy and Variety Entertainment worldwide for more than 50 years, including 35 years entertaining Winter Texans here in the Rio Grande Valley with their unique and popular “Comedy Magic Circus”!
Their show is a one-of-a-kind spectacular that features hilarious Comedy, Magic, Juggling, Audience Participation and even Unicycling. Think “The Ed Sullivan Show meets America's Got Talent!” (In fact, for you old-timers, Pat even worked with Vaudeville stars George Jessel and Nick Lucas. Remember them?!)
Pat grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a typical Scandinavian background. As a result he can tickle the “funny bones” of the Winter Texans like no one else can! And he can even include some French when our Winter Texans from Quebec are in the audience.
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Genres: Elvis, Country, Gospel
Specialty: Guitar, Piano, Impressionist, Vocals
Tour Dates: https://billchrastil.com/schedule
Bill 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.
At the "Valley Star Awards" in the Texas Rio Grande Valley he was named
2016 Male Vocalist of The Year
2017 Male Vocalist of The Year
2017 Entertainer of The Year
2018 Male Vocalist of The Year
2018 Entertainer of The Year
Bill's high-energy show is a salute to music legends: Elvis Presley, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Tom Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis and The Ventures.
It also includes hits from the 50s/60s/70s & 80s, Country, Classic Rock, Bill's original songs. Bill has performed at well-known theatres, fairs, casinos, corporate events, church functions and resorts, spanning multiple countries.
Bill is the perfect entertainer for any event including an Elvis show, Fifties/Sixties Rock and Roll show, Gospel show and his signature Variety/Elvis show.
Winter 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.
Read more: Valley Star Awards names performers of the year
Get 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.
Read more: Tickets available for Valley Star Awards
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
Specialty: Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Lap Steel, Vocals, Trumpet
The 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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