Cactus Country was established over 25 years ago, and through the years has matured into one of the most requested bands for weddings, anniversaries, conventions, corporate events & festivals. Performing country & variety music including classic country, Texas Country and todays hits, as well as classic rock, oldies, and even some Latin Hits. Their versatility can satisfy a wide range of audiences. Their resume includes over 1000 weddings in their career.
Featured in Cactus Country is one of the finest female vocalists around, Brenda Dlugosh and 3 male vocalists. With four vocalists, their songs include the harmonies so popular in music today. One male vocalist spent 5 years entertaining on Carnival Cruise lines, and another one's dad was a National Recording artist with Liberty Records recording songs written by Willie Nelson and Glen Campbell.
Brenda Dlugosh - vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar, fiddle
Jim Patterson- vocals, bass
Tony Franckowiak - vocals, pedal steel, lead guitar
Randy Carson-- fiddle, guitar, vocals
Adam Arevalos-- drums, percussion
Cactus Country typically performs for over 120 engagements per year. In addition to public events and festivals, they also perform a large number of private events. Many of these events are for weddings, corporate events and conventions. They have even performed on the Main-stage at the Texas State Fair in Dallas & Billy Bob's Texas in both 2013 and 2014. They returned to the State Fair of Texas in 2015.
Over the years Cactus Country has been featured with many Nashville stars, including Steve Wariner, Restless Heart, John Conlee, Clint Black, Gary Allan, Jana Kramer, Wade Bowan, Tracy Byrd, Johnny Lee, Rex Allen Jr., Tracy Lawrence, Rick Trevino, Aaron Tippin, Doug Supernaw, Perfect Stranger, Paulette Carlson, Sylvia, Moe Bandy, Chris LeDoux, LeeRoy Parnell & even the Dixie Chicks (before they were famous!).
Over their career they have been finalists in the Marlboro Country Music Talent Roundup and the Miller Battle of the Bands. In 2000, they won the local stage of the Colgate Country Music Showdown & later placed 2nd in the State. Since that contest, the Nashville office of the Showdown for 15 years regularly books the group every year to be the back-up band for state finalist contests throughout Texas.
Cactus Country is a professional, talented, polished country and variety band with many years experience in entertaining audiences and getting them to the dance floor. Check out their extensive website for sound bytes, playlists, and schedule of performances for the last few years.