Country Gold with Leroy Van Dyke, Dallas Wayne, Leona Williams, Darrell McCall & Narvel Felts
Shipshewana Event Center
Leroy Van Dyke
Leroy Van Dyke, of “Auctioneer” and “Walk On By” fame, star of the movie, “What Am I Bid?” is known around the world as an entertainer, recording artist, radio and television star, actor, auctioneer and veteran of the Nevada circuit. He has recorded over 500 songs, and probably holds the record for most repeat-performance bookings of any working, name country music entertainer. He has worked 40 to 70 fairs and livestock events per year for over five decades, in addition to a great variety of other engagements.
Narvel was born November 11, 1938 in Keiser, Arkansas and raised in Bernie, Missouri. His first guitar, which was held together with wire was aquired by trading his BB-gun for it. Working the cotton fields he saved $15 to purchase his second guitar. He won a talent contest in his high school singing Carl Perkin’s “Blue Suede Shoes”. A local DJ was present and Narvel shortly thereafter heard his name on the radio as the DJ said, “If Narvel Felts is listening, please contact KDEX immediately..” Narvel ran into the house to tell his daddy and they drove to a phone 8 miles away to call the station where Narvel got his break. Roy Orbison, got Narvel his first recording deal with Sun Records. He’s never stopped singing since and in 41 years has only missed four shows; three were due to a case of laryngitis and one for the funeral of his son, Bub. His hits are numerous, his fans are countless, his never ending talent priceless. Above all, Narvel is a man of faith and integrity. The man and his music are alive and well and still going strong. Call your favorite radio stations to request Narvel Felts!!
Darrell McCall actually began his recording career as a member of the Little Dippers in 1960. Darrell broke away from the group the following year, and by 1963 his sound had evolved into pure country. He sang both traditional country and honky tonk during the ’60s, but eventually became devoted to the dance hall country that has remained popular for decades.
Leona Williams was destined to become a Country Music Entertainer. She landed her first radio show at the age of 15, simply called “Leona Sings” in Jefferson City, Missouri. That journey would take her all over the world and allow her to sing before thousands and thousands of Country Music fans.
Whether in a recording studio, dance or concert hall or on stage at the Grand Ole’ Opry, Leona Williams always gives her very best to her fans and her music. She definitely presents a special class to the world of Country Music.
Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm
Admission fee: Tickets Only -$24.95-$69.95 | Dinner and Theater -$42.95-$87.95