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20220126 Valley Star Awards HMiller 41Ballots for the Valley Star Awards are rolling in – make sure your voice is heard and vote for your favorite Wintertainer™. This year’s categories include Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Family Vocal Group of the Year, Musical Group of the Year, Duet Musical Group of the Year, Rock n Roll Band of the Year, Country Western Band of the Year, Novelty or Comedy Act of the Year, and Individual/Small Band/Variety Act of the Year. As always, you have a write-in option for your favorite Entertainer or Group of the Year.

Nominees for the categories include Curt James, Kai, Rick McEwen, and Rusty Rierson; Naomi Bristow, Brenda Coin, Ruthi, and Betty Rydell; Baker Family, Lindley Creek, Mountain Highway, and Williamson Branch; Absolutely Country, Definitely Gospel, Nu Blu, Senior Ambassadors, and Shake, Rattle and Roll. Also on the ballot are Dave and Daphne, Maggie Mae and Stevie Ray, Ron and Jan Easter- Star Lite, and Spittin’ Image; Agency, Cruisers, Renaissance Rockers, and Rte 66; Jealous Heart, Regan James and Hired Hand, Stephen May and Southern Knights, and Sweetwater; Castaway, Festus Lives On, Pickpocket Gene, and Redneck Revival; Diego and Edith, Helen Russell and Co., Jason Whorlow, and Ron Moshier.

How to Vote

20220119 curt jamesTo vote for your favorite Wintertainers™, fill out the Valley Star Awards Ballot in today’s edition of the Winter Texan Times. Voting can also be done, in our preferred method, online at www.wintertexantimes.com. You can find the ballot from the home page under the Winter Texans’ Favorites menu.

Only one vote per person is allowed. Voters must use either the online ballot or the printed ballot from the paper. No photocopies of the ballot are permitted. Ballots must be received by Wednesday, February 9, by 4 p.m., to be counted.

When you fill out the ballot, we ask that you vote for someone in every category, if you are familiar with the nominees. Also, be sure to write in your choice for Entertainer or Group of the Year. This can be any of the individuals or groups on the ballot, from any category.

Show Tickets

Entertainers for this year’s Valley Star Awards are Curt James (2020 Entertainer of the Year), Rebecca Lawless, Justin Terry, Johnathan Len, Mountain Highway, and Mario Rosales.

This year’s Valley Star Awards will be held on Wednesday, February 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mission Bell Resort, 1711 E. Bus. 83. Tickets are $15 per person, $12.50 for groups of 15 or more. Lunch will be available from 12 to 1 p.m. for an additional fee.

Tickets for this year’s Valley Star Awards Show are now on sale online at www.wintertexantimes.com, by phone order at (865) 253-2514, or at one of the following locations:

Winter Texan Times – 1217 N. Conway Ave., Mission
Mission Bell Resort – Activities Office, 1711 E. Bus. 83, Mission