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Williamson Branch

Genres: Country, Gospel
Specialty: Gospel, Country, Bluegrass, Clog Dancing

WilliamBranchNashville based, Williamson Branch, is a high energy, high steppin’ show that features a fine-tuned variety of bluegrass, gospel and country music, accentuated by world class Appalachian clog dancing. As Pinecastle recording artists, this family fills every performance with memorable moments of love and laughter. In recent years audiences from Canada to the Cayman Islands, Maine to the Mexican border have thrilled to the soaring vocal harmonies and sparkling personalities of Williamson Branch!

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Rusty Rierson

Genres: Country
Specialty: Country, Gospel, Christmas

Rusty Rierson 2Rusty Rierson is a native of Leon, KS. He has been entertaining audiences for 23 years although this is his first full season in the RGV. Growing up on the family farm he fell in love with agriculture and pursued the degree at Kansas State in Agricultural Economics. Rusty graduated in 2008 and then completed a masters degree in Animal Science from K-State as well in summer 2011. Rusty got into music when his father, Roger, suggested that they take lessons together. In 2005, Rierson won the state wide "YF&R talent find contest" hosted by Farm Bureau and performed at the Kansas State fair where he is annually invited back. In 2007 Rusty won the "Colgate Country Showdown" at the state level and placed in the top 15 nationally. He competed again at state in 2008, 2010, and 2011, before signing with his first Nashville record label.

Rusty has played all over the US (including Alaska). Rusty has toured abroad in Canada, Mexico, Central America, Scotland, England, and Ireland. He often travels with the "Better Horses Radio Show" and has played rodeos, barrel races, and horse events all over the midwest, including at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in 2009. Rusty has opened for and shared the stage and worked with artists such as Sawyer Brown, John Berry, Doug Stone, Michael Martin Murphy, Dustin Lynch, T. G. Sheppard, Moe Bandy, David Frizzell, R.W. Hampton, Johnny Lee, Bill Gentry, Leroy Van Dyke, Helen Cornelius, Billy Dean, Johnny Western, Love & Theft, Cassadee Pope, Collin Raye, Suzy Bogguss, Radney Foster, Logan Mize, Jimmy Fortune, Craig Campbell, Joe Diffie, Maddie & Tae, John Anderson, Walker Montgomery, Don Williams and many others.

Rierson always plays tribute to George Strait, Don Williams, and some of his other heroes, as well as his own music. Rierson says he hopes people will see his music as "a breath of fresh air". Rusty has produced 8 albums and 1 DVD. There are now more than 100,000 copies of his albums in print.

In 2012, Rusty released his single "Souvenirs", a project recorded in Nashville with producer Richie Owens. The song briefly charted on the Music Row Breakout Chart in the U.S. but went Number 1 for 4 straight weeks on Europe's Country Music Chart, and held off country superstar Toby Keith to the 2nd position the whole time. Rusty charted a few other singles in following years: “Hey Hey Hello”, “Something Bout You”, "Upon This Rock", "That's How Sure I Am", and "Life's Too Short". In addition, he has released multiple Christmas singles to radio over the past few years including most recently his first duet release, a song with Kaylee Keller of Garden City, KS.

Rusty has appeared on numerous television and radio shows including The Shotgun Red Variety Show, Phil Mack International Country Show (on SKY TV), Better Horses with Ernie Rodina, and numerous other local and international shows. Rusty currently manages his own record label: “The Record Ranch”. The label also currently represents Stephanie Layne (Nashville), Camille & Haley (Tulsa), & Mollie Beaver (Wichita, KS). For more info visit www.recordranchrecords.com or www.rustyrierson.com.

Rusty is managed by L. Rice:
(956) 564-1923 or txrices@hotmail.com.
To contact Rusty direct:
(316) 200 4389 or rusrye@gmail.com.
Website: http://www.rustyrierson.com/
Tour Dates: http://www.rustyrierson.com/calendar.html
Videos: http://www.rustyrierson.com/music.html
Music: https://youtu.be/Gnvqj54l_k8

Tom Wurth

Genres: Country, Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Blues, Pop, Rock and Roll
Specialty: Guitar and Vocals

Tom Wurth WEBOut 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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Valley’s Top Entertainers named at Valley Star Awards

20180222 ValleyStarAwards GU IMG 8415If the goal of entertainers is to make an audience laugh, cry, ponder or feel emotion and become fully engaged, then the Valley Star Awards achieved its goal in spades.

Each year, Winter Texans vote for their favorite entertainers in several categories leading up to the overall Entertainer of the Year. The event is organized by producer Robert Ferguson along with the Winter Texan Times.

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Top entertainers to perform at Valley Star Awards Saturday

20160220 Valley Star Awards LG WEBThose attending the 2018 Valley Star Awards Show are in store for a delightful evening of entertainment by some of the Rio Grande Valley’s best performers. Performing at this year’s Valley Star Awards are Dave & Daphne, Lindley Creek, Jason Whorlow, 4 His Glory, Kellie Marie, and Vance Greek.

This year’s Valley Star Awards is being held at a new location and a new time. The show will held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17 at Casa Del Valle in Alamo.

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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

Genres: Country, folk, cowboy, gospel, rock & pop, and comedy
Specialty: Vocals, Piano, Guitar

Dayle and GayleDale & Gayle Eisenhauer, now simply “Dale & Gayle” are retired school teachers from the little town of Newkirk in northern Oklahoma. They are on their 10th 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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Ron Moshier

Genres: Country, Rock and Roll, Polkas, Waltzes
Specialty: Accordion, keyboard, Vocals

Ron Moshier 1“Full band sound in a one-man band”

Since the age of eight years old music has always been a passion for Ron Moshier. He began his music career with eight years of accordion lessons and started his first band at the age of 13. His desire to perform for audiences quickly grew along with his repertoire and song catalog. He began touring at the age of 25, opening for amazing artists like Tammy Wynetter, Chuby Checker, Eddie Rabbit, Pam Tillis, Gene Watson and many other talented entertainers.

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“The Omelet Artist” is back at Victoria Restaurant

20181229 TOTV Omletman Victoriapalms GU 2108Winter Texans looking for great omelet are heading over to Victoria Palms Restaurant in Donna. “The Omelet Guy,” Dave Rountree, has returned for his 10th year as omelet chef. A native of the Rio Grande Valley, Dave was a 1969 graduate of P.S. J.A. High School. This year he will attend the 50th anniversary of his graduation.

After graduation, he worked as a cook along the way as he traveled the country, making it now 50 years he has been cooking. He made a stop in Missouri where he met a girl who ended his roaming ways. He joined the Air Force and then used the G.I. Bill to attend the Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Management program at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi.

After graduating in 1978, he returned to Missouri where he got job at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, where he eventually became Director of Food Services for the hospital.

After retiring, Dave and his wife decided to spend their winters in South Texas. It wasn’t long before he was hired as a chef for Victoria Restaurant. His omelets were immediately a big hit with the patrons and now Dave has cooked about 90,000 omelets at Victoria, approximately 10,000 per year. He hopes to reach 100,000 by the end of the season in March or April.

20181229 TOTV Omletman Victoriapalms GU 2104The omelets are made to order. Dave offers tomatoes, spinach, black olives, red peppers, sausage, bacon, mushrooms, onions and, of course, cheese for his omelets, and his guests tell him what they want.

The restaurant also offers a special three-ingredient omelet with a half Belgium waffle covered with strawberries and whipped cream that is very popular. On occasion, he offers a Mexican omelet or an Italian omelet, if he has the ingredients available.
Winter Texans often tell him, “That was the best omelet I ever ate,” and they really are that good. He is recognized when he goes out and referred to as “The Omelet Guy,” or “The Omelet Artist.”

Dave is looking forward to a special year with the celebration of his high school graduation 50 years ago and 50 years as a cook. And he hopes to reach that magical 100,000 omelets cooked a Victoria Palms. Go by and try one of Dave’s delicious omelets and help him make it happen!

The restaurant is open for Breakfast - Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant is located at 602 Kingston Way, in Donna, inside the Victoria Palms Resort.

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 singing...it was in my blood you could say. 

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