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It’s an old-fashioned country music hullabaloo that’ll impress even the most discerning audience. The Look… the Sound… the Hits… they’re all there in spades
(to coin a phrase from The Gambler) along with just about as much charm and charisma
as the original performers. Don’t miss Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton,
Johnny Cash, Reba McEntire and Willie Nelson together
on one spectacular show backed by the all-star Appaloosa country band!

MARTY EDWARDS as Kenny Rogers
PHILIP BAUER as Johnny Cash
WENDY "T" as Dolly & Reba
MARION DEATON as Willie Nelson

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   Dolly & Kenny Video      Johnny Cash Video            Reba Video           Willie Nelson Video


Marty Edwards Bio

Marty Edwards has been entertaining fans since the early 1970's. He started his musical career as a lead vocalist and guitarist for a country band. He performed many popular Kenny Rogers songs of the time, but never consciously tried to imitate Kenny. It wasn't until 1998 that he thought about doing a tribute to Kenny Rogers.

It was while recording a "Marty Edwards" album at a studio that producer James Bowers observed that not only did Marty bear a striking resemblance to the country great, but he actually sounded like Kenny! 

Edwards didn't do anything about the comment made by James until 1998 when he produced the first annual "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" benefit concert, an annual benefit concert that helps abused children. His first show was short one act and so he put the Kenny Rogers tribute together as a one-time performance. It went over so well he was asked to repeat the performance at other venues.

Marty Edwards' critically acclaimed tribute to Kenny Rogers has since, raised thousands of dollars for charity, and delighted audiences ever since!

Marty had the honor of meeting Kenny Rogers twice since starting the tribute. Once in Billings, Montana, in 1998 when he was allowed to go backstage to meet Kenny and have a photograph taken.
A second meeting was in 2002. Kenny was performing and stopped to introduce Marty to the audience to show how close Kenny and he looked.

Marty performs across Canada, the USA, Malaysia, England, Ireland and Australia.

What a thrill for Marty to have appeared on the Oprah Show, the Jay Leno Tonight Show and again on CNN Headline News. #1 Kenny Rogers Tribute - Impersonator


Philip Bauer Bio

Entertaining people is all Philip Bauer ever wanted to do! His dynamic stage presence, quality and impressive vocal range has been thrilling audiences for many years.

Philip started his musical path in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he started thrilling audiences with his quality performances and competing in and winning many talent contests.

In 1985 Philip won the Minnesota State Fair talent contest, 1st place from a field of over 800 contestants. His performance got attention and landed him his first contract to perform with a 40 piece orchestra every night of the 1986 State Fair.

Philip sang with various cover bands through-out the nineties.

In 1996 Philip auditioned and was immediately asked to perform on the "Charlie Daniels Talent Round Up" on TNN.

In 1997 at Johnnie Highs Country Music Revue, Philip left the stage with a Standing Ovation as the warm up act for superstar Leann Rimes.

A songwriter in his own right, Philip has had his own original music played on over 300 radio stations across Europe. Selective Records out of Nashville marketed his songs to the European market. Listeners and station managers all across Europe faxed enthusiastic reviews to the Nashville label.

In 1998 Philip moved to Branson where he performed to capacity crowds at the Hard Luck Diner. Philip received a standing ovation for his guest appearance on the "Down Home Country Show"

Philips reputation for quality entertainment landed him a job performing for the dinner passengers aboard the beautiful Lake Queen Dinner Cruise. Philip also was asked to perform on the "Live Late Nite Radio Show" at the Grand Country Theatre.

Philip also was a honored member of the "Oklahoma Opry" from 1995-2000. In that time he won many awards including "Male Vocalist Of The Year"and "Entertainer Of The Year".

In 2005, Philip was chosen to perform at the 10 year Memorial Concert to remember the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing. Philip performed to a capacity crowd of 16,000 people with Country Superstars such as Vince Gill, Joe Diffie, and Toby Keith.

Philip currently travels across the United States,Canada,and Mexico performing The Legend of Johnny Cash Show to sold out audiences in theatres,casinos,fairs and festivals.
Philip recently completed a 16 city tour of Australia..The response from the audiences was so enthusiastic that he has been asked to come back "down under" for a 20 city tour.

Wendy "T" Bio

Born and raised in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado Wendy T  has always had a love for country music. She has recorded in Nashville and been  on two USO tours. She has headlined as Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton in Las Vegas and Atlantic City with Legends in Concert.

Wendy T now lives in eastern Tennessee and performs as Dolly and Reba at the famous Memories theater just outside Dollywood . You can also catch Wendy on  national television with Jewelry Television. She is the spokesperson for the Marilyn Monroe jewelry collection. She Is thrilled to be performing in Canada!

Marion Deaton Bio

Over the years Marion played with Percy Slegde, Ace Cannon, Roy Orbison, Neil Sedaka, Gene Pitney, Dell Shannon, Bruce Chanel, Bobby Vee, Bobby Vinton, Jimmy Clanton, Dicky Lee, Rufus Thomas, Gee Gee Shinn, John Smith, Gene Simmons, and Ronnie Millsap, to name a few.
In 1980, while looking at other business interests, Marion met Robbie Blumenthal.  Robbie was an executive who had a strong musical background.  She had sung on the road with her own band and worked in various Playboy Clubs as a featured vocalist singing with the Al Baletto Jazz Quartet. Al was Playboy Enterprises musical director and world famous alto saxophonist.
This seemed to be a match made in heaven. They married in November of that year and are still together. When son Matt was two, Marion decided to get off the road.  He had little to do with music for several years.
One night, at a Karaoke bar in Memphis, Marion sang a Willie Nelson song. The response was wild and overwhelming.  The crowd went crazy! It seemed he not only sounded like Willie Nelson, but looked like him, too!  Every time Marion sang the response was the same. “ Oh my gosh, he looks and sounds like Willie!”  A new career was born, out from behind the drums.
Marion, now affectionately called Smooth Willie, searched the country for the best pickers available and formed The Smooth Willie Band.  A CD was recorded as a tribute to Willie Nelson. They started appearing all over the globe*, performing with the respect one Road Warrior has for another. Today, Marion performs mostly as Willie Nelson as one of he most respected tribute tribute artists in the world.

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