The following list of names of entertainers has been composed for possible nominations for the upcoming Valley Star Awards in February. If your favorite star’s name is not on the list and he or she is returning this season, call Robert or Billie Ferguson at (574) 361-2947 by Dec. 8 and they will add the name to the list.
Once the list is complete it will be given to the activity directors at their December meeting. The activity directors will vote for their top four favorites in each category. The top four names in each category will be the final nominees appearing on the ballot in the Winter Texan Times in January.
Male vocalist: John Sager, Jeff Gordon, Bill Chrastil, David Church, J. C. Harrisson, Mario Rosales, Tommy Helms, Greg Jones, Doug Borman, William Florian, J.C. Bullock, Jonathan Edwards, Jim Staton, Dennis Amundson, Tyler Volrath, Loren Wolfe, Richard Wolfe, Michael Quaintance, Rolando Reyes, Paul Eve, Tim Dirth, Willie Knight, Ralph Kuster, Doug Perser, Charles Casterline (Cactus Willie).
Female Vocalist: Leslie Blasing, Tavie Spivey, Susan Hudson, Betty Rydell, Maggie Mae, Ruthi, Teresa Burney, Connie Crowell, LaDawn, Donna Sue DeLisle, Jenny Casey.
Family Musical Group: Mama’s Wranglers, Goldwing, Southern Anthem, Farnum Family, Lindley Creek, Amber Waves, Crosstrung, Williamson Branch, Wilson String Band and the Punches Family.
Group (Not Related): Razz Ma Tazz, Senior Ambassadors, Men-of-A-Chord, Cactus Willie (trio), Magic Valley Sweet Adelines.
Duet Musical Group: Heart to Heart, Gordy & Debbie Wensel, Dave & Daphne, Wade & Theresa Landry, Sherwin & Pam Linton, Freddy & Sheila, The Coins, Diego & Edith, Dale & Gayle, Spittin’ Image, Ron & Jan Easter-Star Lite, Don & Sharon Show, and Andy and Brenda Coin.
Band-Rock N Roll: Cruisers, Agency, Hot Rods, Route 66, Furytones, Renaissance Rockers, Jef & the Rip Tones.
Band-Country Western: Louis Gomez & Texas Country, Dixon & Co., Bottomline, Sweetwater, Jealous Heart, Sipe and the Country Playboys, Southern Reign, Jack Nelson & County Line, Country Pickin’, Roger Kenaston Band, Richard Lynch Band.
Novelty or Comedy act: Bernie & Red, Gomer & Patsy, Roger Wayne-Illusionist, Castaway, Myra Green-Bible Alive, E Hula Mai and Johnny Ray Rodriquez.
Gospel Group: Ambassadors of Grace, 4 His Glory. Mark Vice Servant with a song, Heirs Together-Don & Gayla Becker.
Individual/Small Band-Variety: Jason Whorlow, Chuck & Earl, Jul & the Chrome Wheels, Walter Plant, Keys, Strings & Harmony, Helen Russell & Co., Daddy D-3, Adam Pope & the Rebel Roots.