Texas Voices: Country Music Artist Payton Riley, 15, Captures the 2023 Young Artist of the Year Award and Debuts Her New Band With the Release of a New Song

by Bob Valleau on February 8, 2024

At just 15 years old, country music prodigy Payton Riley has etched her name in the annals of Texas music history. On a remarkable journey that started with singing as soon as she was able...

Texas Voices: Fort Worth’s Swing Sensation Ginny Mac Shines as an Accordion Virtuoso

by Bob Valleau on February 5, 2024

Ginny Mac, a true sensation in the Texas music scene, has been electrifying audiences with her exceptional accordion skills and mesmerizing performances. With her infectious energy and remarkable talent, she has solidified her place as...

Texas Voices: North Texas Teen Actress Addison McGarry Shines As a Role Model for Kids With Dyslexia

by Bob Valleau on January 17, 2024

In a world where dyslexia can sometimes hold children back, the story of Texas actress Addison McGarry, 16, shines as a beacon of hope. She is not only a talented performer, but also a role...

Texas Voices: Western Swing Artist Hailey Sandoz Amazes Audiences Worldwide With Her Extraordinary Fiddle Skills

by Bob Valleau on January 10, 2024

In the heart of Texas, where western swing music thrives, a talented fiddler is amazing audiences worldwide with her extraordinary skills. Hailey Sandoz, a multiple award-winning musician, has played for none other than Bobby Flores...

Texas Voices: Houstonian Teen Actress Natalia Santacoloma Talks About Her Journey from a Competitive Gymnast to a Rising Star

by Bob Valleau on November 16, 2023

Natalia Santacoloma is a teen actress from Houston, Texas, and she is of Colombian descent. She started performing theater in school and since then she has developed a love and a passion for acting. She’s...

Texas Voices: From TV’s Yellowstone to Governor Greg Abbott’s 2023 Inaugural Ceremony, Freewheeling Red Dirt Country Music Band Shane Smith & The Saints Are Unafraid To Rock It

by Bob Valleau on October 30, 2023

Shane Smith & The Saints is a red dirt country music band based out of Austin, Texas. They specialize in a freewheeling, open-hearted roots music that has its heart in country music but is unafraid...

Texas Voices: Award-winning Four-Year-Old Actress EmmaRain Welling Shines in Latest Installment of The 80s Kid Chronicles: Mission From Outer Space

by Bob Valleau on October 4, 2023

When it comes to acting, award-winning actress EmmaRain Welling, age 4, holds her own against veteran actors and sometimes excels at delivering her lines and taking directions from her father -- multiple award-winning director, Shawn...

Texas Voices: Dallas Theater Center’s Resident Actress Christina Austin Lopez Talks About Her Journey As a Multifaceted Performer

by Bob Valleau on September 28, 2023

Christina Austin Lopez is a talented and popular triple-threat entertainer from Dallas. Her ability to act, sing and dance has gained her state-wide attention as a resident actress of the Tony award-winning Dallas Theater Center...

Texas Voices: World Cup Skateboarding National Champion Jordan Santana Eyes the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, France

by Bob Valleau on September 14, 2023

Jordan Santana, 19, is a name to watch out for when it comes to skateboarding! This Houston native has been making waves in the skateboarding scene, and she has her eyes set on the 2024...