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REX ALLEN JR. had a number of Top 10 Nashville hits in the 1970’s & 80’s, and is in the Western Music National Hall of Fame in New Mexico. He was also a regular on the Statler Brothers Show.  Cactus Country is his back up band when his shows bring him to Texas.  As a long time National Artist who's dad was also a hit singer and Western movie, we appreciate his comments. We'll be backing up Rex again in Oct 2014 in Waco!      

From: rex allen Jr.  

Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007  and Oct 23, 2014

To: tony franckowiak

Subject: Thanks from Rex Allen Jr.

 Dear Tony and Brenda,

 As you know, I have worked with many musicians through out my years on the road. I want you to know that you all are at the top of a very short list when it come to those I find not only talented but professional.

 My summer began last weekend and I will stay pretty busy through the end of the year.  I look forward to our next show together.

 Warm Regards,

 Rex Allen Jr.   Western Music Hall Of Fame Member -  Statler Brothers Show Regular

    Backed Rex Allen Jr again on Oct 19 and Oct 20, 2014 in San Antonio and Waco!


May 3 Red McCombs Ranch Annual Longhorn Sale- Johnson City, Tx Ranch

Tony, et al  – for 40 years I have heard and seen many bands– some good and some needing time. I’ve never had as much response from guests as I’ve had about you guys. I had people ask how to get in touch with y’all, etc. Thanks for the show you put on Friday night and I look forward to next year.


McCombs Enterprises


May 2 Del Webb Hill Country Resort Nautical Night

Thanks Tony.  Many people complimented your style at our Nautical Night event!

Chris – Del Webb Committee


April 8 & 9, 2019   Antique Motorcycle Rally, Kerrville, Tx

Great Band!

 Mike Carson - Executive Director


April 7, 2019  Movin on Main Wellness Event- Schertz, Tx

Tony,   We appreciate the band coming out for the Movin on Main event; I heard (as I always do) how good the music was! One of the businesses open on Main St thoroughly enjoyed the music. 

Till the next time.

Mary Spence  Events Manager  Schertz Parks and Recreation 


April 6, 2019   Wedding Private Ranch, Mountain Home, Tx

Hi Tony,   Thank you for a great evening last Saturday. One of our favorite wedding memories is watching our guests have such a good time on the dance floor!


Hillary Whites - bride


March 30, 2019  Wedding Strawberry Pines, Poteet, Tx

Thank y’all so much for tonight!! We had a blast! Y’all were amazing! 

Melissa Conaway- Bride


March 23, 2019   Del Webb Hill Country Resort Members Dance

 What a great party!! People are still raving about it 

You and your band are amazing!

Thanks so much,

Cindy-   Event Coordinator


March 2, 2019   Riding River Ranch Party in Leakey, Tx

We hired Cactus Country for my grandfather’s 80th birthday party. We had the party at a private ranch and they were very accommodating and extremely professional, as well as talented!! The band sounded so great, the guests danced all night to every single song. They sent me a song list to pick from, and stuck to it, even throwing some extras in, and the fiddle player did an insane encore of Devil Went Down to Georgia that left us screaming for more! All our guests were extremely impressed and have sore feet from dancing all night.  We can’t thank them enough for their professionalism and talent.  I have forwarded their info to a few guests who asked for booking info.  We highly recommend this band, they are fantastic!!

Tricia Williams   Party Host and Grand-daughter


Feb 2, 2019   Afternoon at Helotes Market Place in Town Square

Thank you Tony! We really enjoyed Cactus Country at the MarketPlace. I received many positive comments on Saturday and requests to have your band back. Regina was amazing!  We’re glad to have you back in April.

Thanks again,

 Andrea Wazir   Public Relations Specialist   City of Helotes, Tx


Jan 26, 2019   SWRI RRA Social at Country Gold Ballroom

Hi Tony,    I had a great time!  I have heard nothing but praise for the band from all the folks who attended!  I think you all were the best band we ever had!  We will definitely want you back if we do this again next year. J    I’m sorry I didn’t say anything to you when I had to leave.  Y’all were hot, playing song after song and I didn’t want to interrupt.  I’m glad everything turned out the way it did!

Thanks for a wonderful evening!!

Sheri Baetz  RRA Social Chairperson   Southwest Research Institute


Nov 16, 2018   Del Webb HOA Annual meeting dinner

Hi Tony!



Marijah Coughran
Lifestyle Director, Hill Country


Nov 3, 2018   Kendall County Wild Game Dinner

Great time, ya'll did great.   Over 2500 attendees

Executive Director

 Beca Short- Executive Director

Oct 27, 2018   Eilan Hotel and Apartment pre-Halloween Hoedown

Hi Tony,   WOW…you sounded great Sat night!

 The turnout was good considering how many Halloween parties are going on.

I really enjoyed you and your musicians.

Thanks again!!

Michael Conway
Eilan Complex—Catering Manager


Wedding at private Ranch near Luckenbach, Tx  June 19, 2018

Tony, We just wanted to thank you for providing music for our son's wedding party at our ranch.  Your group is very nice, professional, and accommodating.  THanks for working totally around our schedule even though we were running late.  We were extremely satisfied with everything you did.  Ya'll were great!!

Fred Mueller-  Father of the Groom

Wedding at The Alexander at Creek Road-  Dripping Springs Tx. May 19, 2018

Tony,   We just wanted to thank you for performing beautifully at our wedding.   Everyone raved about how wonderful you so sounded. My only regret is that we didn't hire a videographer who could capture how great you guys sounded. 

                Thanks for playing the ceremony as well.  I the midst of my emotions I remembered to listen as you performed Canon in D. That was one of my favorite songs to play on the piano years ago, and it was such a beautiful treat to hear you and Brenda perform that. Also, your rendition of "If I Needed You" was breathtaking.

Thank you all so much, and though we won't need you for another wedding of ours, we will recommend you to others and remember you for other events forthcoming. It was truly a pleasure working with you all.

Nicole Lee Evans - bride


Longhorn Sale at McCombs Ranch – May 4, 2018  Johnson City

Thanks Tony for playing again Friday night for our event.   We appreciate all you do for us and your professionalism.  I saw the people dancing  and I thought that was so cool. I think everyone enjoyed it and the music was just perfect I like that you played some different kind of music – once Red left. LOL!!

 We can count on you and Danny with Don Strange Catering to know what you're doing and do a great job. Thanks again!!

 Suzy Thomas

Assistant to Red McCombs 


Crawfish Boil for Sigma Chi- Univ of Texas Fraternity- April 21, 2018  Austin

Thanks for being such a great band. Very lively. You tailored your set to our event (a crawfish boil) and it definitely contributed to the event. 

Sean McCormick -  Sigma Chi


Corporate Dinner – April 17, 2018    Tower of the Americas Observation Deck

Thank you Tony. You are a man of your word and I appreciate your music  and class. The people enjoyed the music  and so did I. Best of luck, your city is beautiful.

All the best,

Lou Garbis – IIBS   Naperville,  Illinois


Texas BBQ – April 16, 2018    Omni Hotel Riverwalk

Back to Germany after the busy and exciting days at RIMS 2018 in San Antonio, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Tony Franckowiak and the Cactus Country band for creating an unforgettable event for us in the charming courtyard of the hotel Omni La Mansion del Rio!  

With warm regards from Hamburg,

Polina Balko

Executive Assistant to CEO         unisonSteadfast AG  Hamburg, Germany


Anniversary – March 9, 2018 Alamo Heights

I just wanted to tell you…. your band was amazing!!! It made the night!!!

I can’t thank my friend enough for the recommendation!

I want to use y’all again!

Amy Swaney      Daughter of Anniversary Couple


Anniversary – Feb 17, 2018 Martinez Hall

Thank you Cactus Country for playing at our recent 50th wedding anniversary at Martinez Hall. Everyone had such a great time! Your music kept things lively and upbeat. I would recommend your band to everyone.

Susan and Rudy Lopez


Gala – Nov 4, 2017   Lovin Ewe Rodeo Committee-- Western Sky at Tejas Rodeo

Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your music at the gala at Western Sky.   Our event was great and we raised a lot of money for the kids.  Thank you for helping us to make it special.

Diana Craft—Chairperson  Lovin Ewe


Public Dance- Oct 28th Bexar Hall 

Thanks Tony, everyone so enjoyed the event.  there seemed to be more in costume this year. We all had a great time dancing to some great music.

Thanks for coming out and playing for us.  We look forward to it again in the future!



Wedding – Oct 21, 2017 Paniolo Ranch  - Sisterdale  

The Cactus Country Band was everything we expected - and more - at my daughter's wedding at Paniolo Ranch in the Texas Hill Country in October 2017.  Your band's playlist is beyond impressive, and every song was arranged and performed perfectly.  The surprise "toast" to my daughter in the form of the performance of an original song I wrote for the occasion was a moment that no one in attendance will ever forget.  The guests would have danced until morning had they been allowed!  Thanks for making the event so special.  We are so pleased to have chosen Cactus Country Band.  

Don Seymour-- father of the bride


Convention – Sept 14, 2017   Battle for Texas Museum

Thanks Tony!  We great things about you all from our attendees at our San Antonio conference!  Thanks so much!  If you need a reference of if we are ever back in San Antonio we will be sure to recommend you.

Tricia Sullivan

Meeting Planner   1466 Techny Road, Northbrook, IL 60062



Corporate Event—Sept 13, 2017  Transamerica – La Cantera Palmer Clubhouse Patio

Hi Tony,    Thanks so much for a great event , we received  wonderful feedback.  We are continuing to push your services and will definitely be in touch should anything else come up.

Thank you!

Event Sales Manager


Wedding – Sept 9, 2017 K C Hall - Schertz

Tony,    Thank yall for being there to help make our day one to never forget. Once again, yall never seem to fail. Ashley and I talked about the day and both agree the dancing was definitely the best part of it all. We look forward to getting to dance to yall again in 2 weeks at the next family wedding! 

Thanks again,  Chris and Ashley Jacobsen


Cardinal Heath CAN Event  -  Fri July 28, 2017  Saltgrass Steakhouse Riverwalk

Thank you Tony for providing the trio entertainment for our multi-facility event last Friday.  It was so much fun J lets do it again!

Lara Griffiths     Capers DMC


 National Corporate Event  -  Mon July 17, 2017  Rio Cibolo Ranch

Another great event with Cactus Country.  The clients were very happy with the variety of music you provided for their event at the ranch.   We have several more events coming up that we have proposed you for.  See you at the next event.

Tammy Hill  National Operations Manager

                Destination SA DMC


Govt Fleet Expo & Conference-Tue June 13, 2017  SA Convention Center & Alamo

Thank you for the wonderful music at both our awards gala with your quartet, and the full band at our reception later that evening at the Alamo.  Our guest really enjoyed the Texas music experience that your group was able to provide.  We hope to use you again in the future.

Kristen Messieno  Senior Meeting Planner

                Bobit Business Media—Los Angeles, CA


Wedding – July 6, 2017 Holy Trinity Catholic Church- Stone Oak

Thank you for the wonderful music at our recent wedding - I thought you would enjoy the pic below!

Thanks again!

Andro  Herrera-Mendoza -- Groom


Wedding – June 24, 2017 Amigoland Event Center, Brownsville, Tx

Can't thank y'all enough for traveling to Brownsville to perform at our wedding.   The music was great and everyone enjoyed it!   I will defiantly remember y'all for any future events!

Tatum Overley-- Bride


Wedding – Jun17, 2017 Quihi Gun Club

Thank you so much for an outstanding performance, we greatly appreciate it.  Hope to ya’ll playing again soon.  Much love from Jun 17th wedding at Quihi!!

Helan and Bryant


Ranch Party – May 5, 2017 Red McCombs Ranch Johnson City, Tx

THANKS Tony – We received more compliments/positive feedback on your group than we ever had before.  Thanks for making our crowd very happy!  We would like to book you for next year’s party – same place, etc.  It  Thanks again!

Suzy Assistant to Red McCombs

Red McCombs Enterprises Former owner of Minnesota Vikings, San Antonio Spurs& Denver Nuggets


Wedding – April 1, 2017   The Springs—New Braunfels, Tx

Hi Tony,   I just wanted to give you and your crew a huge thank you!!! Our wedding was everything we could have dreamed of, and you all were a huge part of making that happen.

I have heard from so many guests what a great time they had at the reception and specifically how fun the band was! It was so great to see so many guests out on the dance floor. You all played something for everyone!    Looking forward to seeing . yall in the future!

Margaret Cannata—(bride)


Wedding – March 18, 2017   Holy Trinity

We want to thank you both so very much for bringing beautiful music to our wedding ceremony.  Thank you for sharing your talents with us, our family, and friends.  We appreciate you both for giving your time.   We hope you all are doing well.

Many blessings,    David and Cristina Iruegas   (bride and groom)


Wedding – Nov 26, 2016   Gruene Estates, New Braunfels

Thank you so much for performing at our wedding at Gruene Estates.   Wverything went very well.    I am so glad to hear that we are doing better!

Thank you again.  Ashley Pawlik (bride)


1201 Fiorella Event Center, Castroville   -Aug 13, 2016   50th Wedding Anniversary

Tony and Brenda,     I was just getting ready to sit down and email you to say thank you for a wonderful evening.  Everything turned out great.  We were surprised at how all those “old” people danced the night away.  At first we were concerned about how small the dance floor was but intimate works well.  Choice of music was good and the young family members got into it, also.  Ya know, it is a neat place!!

 Hope to see you soon.

Jeannine Persyn


Hyatt Hill Country Resort   -July 3, 2016   Guests  Event

You guys rocked it! Thanks for everything! Im sure we will be calling you guys again! Our guests loved it!

Javier Garcia
Assistant Banquets Manager

Wedding   - July 2, 2016   Holy Trinity Church

I just wanted to say thank you for doing the ceremony-you guys did an amazing job and of course we received several compliments on you both.  I am so happy you guys were a part of Caelan's special day!! 

Kelly Zeitler (mother of bride)

Wedding   - June 18, 2016   Falls City Community Center

Thanks again  and the music was perfect (as-usual) 

Arlene (mother of groom)

Wedding   - June 11, 2016   Holy Trinity Church and Parish Center

Tony and Brenda,Thank you again for the wonderful performance at our wedding ceremony and celebration.  The compliments from our family in Poth are still coming in!!   We appreciate all of your help in making our special day a memory that will last forever.

Dustin & Katie (newlyweds) 

Wedding   - April 2, 2016   Cinnamon Shores, Port Aransas

Hi! Y'all were awesome!! So many of our guests complimented on how good y'all were! We really appreciate how helpful you were! We will definitely see y'all soon at an event!

Thank you!!  Kelsey (bride)

Wedding   - March 26, 2016   The Veranda Wedding Venue

Hi Tony, 

Just wanted to say thank you for playing at our wedding last weekend. Several people commented on how great the band was! You are all very talented!  

Thanks again,  Jessica  (bride)


Holy Trinity Knights of Columbus Scholarship Dance   - Feb 5, 2016   Church Hall   

Brenda and Tony,

It was an awesome night, the crowd was into it and Cactus Country was Jumping or maybe it was the other way around. Thank you so much for your music.

God Bless,  Richard J. Alvarado Chairman


Valero Refinery XMAS Party  - Dec 12, 2015     The Reserve at Dancing Elk, Mathis

Tony, The band was awesome; we really enjoyed the variety. We have a great group of employees who really enjoyed the entertainment. You guys did a fabulous job.

  Christina Ponce Valero HR


Knights of Columbus Gala  - Nov 20, 2015      Boerne Community Center

Hello Tony,  What a time we had. The compliments about the band keep coming in.

We definitely want you guys at our event next year. You guys were great to work with.

Blessings,  Ray Ballin  Grand Knight  SEAS KC Council 14690


Corporate Event  - Oct 27, 2015      Hyatt Regency Riverwalk  Allegiant Power Event

Hi Tony,

 Thank you, you guys did a wonderful job. Everyone had a great time. If you ever need a corp reference, I’m your guy.    

Cheers, Sam  Vice President  Allegiant Power LLC,  Florida

Wedding  - Sept 12, 2015      Wedding Historic Twin Sisters Dancehall

Y'all were amazing! We had so many compliments of how awesome y'all performed.  

Thank y'all for so much for everything!!!  Erica Green (bride)


Wedding  - July 18, 2015      Wedding New Braunfels Civic Center

I wanted to make sure you both know how very much we enjoyed your music!!!  Having Cactus Country play for our daughter's wedding was wonderful!!!  We cannot thank you all enough.  I really hope we can make it out to one of your dances in the near future.   Thank you again for such a great wedding dance!!!   Jackie and Ross Mocygemba (bride's parents)

Wedding  - July 4, 2015      Wedding Boulder Springs, New Braunfels

Hi, there!  I just wanted to thank you for Saturday night! We had so much fun! And we got tons of compliments on the music! You guys kept us dancing all night long and that is exactly what I wanted. It was truly a perfect night and you guys played a huge role in that! 

Thank you so much!   Sofia Tijerina (bride)

Wedding  - April 18, 2015      Wedding Pat's Hall, Fredericksburg 

Our guests had a GREAT time dancing to your music selections. Between working with you guys, Kathy at Pats Hall and our BBQ guy I have to say that was the easiest of all of our children's weddings we have hosted!   I only have one son left to get married off so I'm keeping your info in case we have another Fbg bash. :) Thanks again!

Theresa Walch  (mother of bride)

NCAA Women's Basketball Coaches Corporate Event  - Sept 10, 2014                       Convention Center Lonesome Dove Room 



Sue Donohoe   Executive Director    Brenda Steen   Robin Pate


Wedding  - Aug 16, 2014      Wedding Gruenau Hall   

 Thank you Tony and Cactus Country! Ya'll were great and made our day that much more special! Thanks again for allowing my dad and I to sing, it was fun making memories with him again on stage!   Hope to see ya'll at Western Days!   Amber K Sleek - bride


Wedding  - June 7, 2014      Wedding Gillespie County Fairgrounds- Fredericksburg, Tx  

Thank y'all for everything! Y'all were awesome and we got several great compliments about y'all!!     Jessica Scott-  bride


Wedding  - April 26, 2014      Wedding Cestohowa Hall  

 THANK YOU and your team for everything that evening!  We greatly enjoyed the music and as always it was wonderful to see you and Brenda and the group.  The wedding could not have been more perfect, and we thank you for helping to make things extra special!  So exciting to know that Jason and Amanda have now created “Cactus Country history” as the 1st couple to have you play at their wedding where you had also played at BOTH sets of parents’ weddings! 

 It’s so hard to believe that after all those months of planning and preparation that the “wedding of the century” (J) is actually over!!!!  Now Jason and Amanda have returned from Cabo and are settling in to their new home in Cestohowa and “reality”……. J

 We’ve still got 3 more boys to marry off, so hopefully will be working with you again before too much longer! J

Denise Staudt  - mother of groom


Wedding  - April 12, 2014      Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham, Tx    

Thank you so much for the band's wonderful performance! It was truly spectacular and everyone enjoyed themselves.

We are on our honeymoon in Japan now..

 Thanks   Natalia


Note from Leon Springs Dancehall Regular     

We attended two days and two nights of the Biggest Little Cowboy Event in LaGrange last month.....and NONE  of the six or so live bands were a good as Cactus Country!  There was Jake Hooker (his dad Tommy was good), Landon Dodd, Rocky King, Billy Mata, and a couple of others I can't remember....oh Miss Leslie Sloan was good.  But now I know how much I'd rather dance to your music.  You guys are incredibly accomplished and versatile.  The very best!

Tom Thomas

Wedding  - Nov 16, 2013       Paloma Pachanga, Hondo, Tx 

Thanks Tony! Hope ya'll had a great holiday season! Thanks for doing an awesome job!

Jackie & Andrew Muennink


Convention  - Sept 27, 2013       San Antonio Convention Center- Lonesome Dove Room 

 Oh Tony, YOU and your group couldn't have been better!!!  Cactus Country was fabulous!!!

Truly, Tony, the Veterinarians and their guests loved Cactus Country and it showed!! In all the eight years that I have been working at SWVS, there has not been this fun, excitement and action on the dance floor ever with our group!!  (As a matter of fact, I pulled the dance floor because I did not expect our group to be dancing the night away). 

 We are excited that we chose the right entertainment that night - Cactus Country!!  Thank YOU and your group for a wonderful, fun, energized, entertaining evening.  Our group did not want it to end and they could have danced all night.

 Southwest Veterinary Symposium

 Bitsy Burns, CMP               Tina Garcia, CFRE

Director of Operations        Executive Director 


Rodeo Dance - July 6, 2013       Crider's Rodeo & Dance  Hunt, Texas

 I was at Criders tonight and my daughters and I really enjoyed the band all together and we can't wait for your return to Criders in August. Thanks for putting on a great show! See you soon.

Laurie   (Kerrville)


Wedding - June 15, 2013        Boulder Springs,  New Braunfels

Thanks so much! We loved having y'all as our band and everyone else has told us how awesome they thought y'all were

Sydney Steves (bride)


Wedding - May 4, 2013        Cestohowa Hall

 Enjoyed your band and performance …thanks for making our day special!

Suzanne & Ronnie Friesenhahn


Wedding - March 9, 2013       Marquardt Ranch, Sisterdale, Tx

Thank you so much!  We had an amazing time and you all helped make it so very special! 

 Megan Barnabee


Wedding - March 2, 2013       McKenna Center, New Braunfels, Tx 

Tony,   Thank you so much for playing at our wedding reception. You guys did an amazing job! We had so many wonderful compliments from our guests! I appreciate you answering all my emails in such a timely fashion and making my wedding planning process a little easier.

 Thanks to all of you,

 Melissa and Matthew


Wedding - Jan 5, 2013  Kosciusko Hall 

Thank you.... We had such a good time! You guys were awesome! And we couldn't have asked for a better band! Thank you all so much!!!

Cassi Wallace


Wedding - Oct 13, 2012  Riven Rock Ranch, Comfort, Tx

Tony,  Glad y'all had a good time; I know we sure did.  I can't tell you how many people told us how great y'all sounded up there, so many thanks to you and the band for keeping the party going.  We couldn't have been more impressed with how everything turned out.

Take care,  Travis Carnes

Alison Graham

  Wedding - Sept 29, 2012  Ranch- Harper, Tx

Hi Tony!  Thanks so much for playing at our wedding. Y'all did a good job!

 The Parker's


Wedding - Aug 11, 2012  Pearl Stables, San Antonio 

Tony,  We are thrilled with our choice to pick Cactus Country.   Guests had a blast and several asked about you.  I very happily passed your band name.  We had a blast at our reception and a huge part of that is owed to you.

Alison Graham

Wedding Anniversary 40th - July 7, 2012  DeSoto Civic Center near Dallas

Everyone enjoyed the music, hope to come out sometime & listen to u all play around San Antonio. Thanks for a great time.

Lucy Browning

Wedding - June 16, 2012  Pedrotti's North Wind Ranch< San Antonio

Thank y'all so much!! I thought y'all did awesome! I will be recommending you to anyone who asks. Thanks again.

Take care, Brittany


Wedding - May 5, 2012  Sonterra Country Club, San Antonio

 Tony, Thank you so much for everything!!  We received so many compliments on the entire band!!!    Amazing!!!

      Becky & Mike Majors

Wedding - Jan 7, 2012  Panna Maria Hall 

Thank  you for playing at our reception, we loved the music.  Some guests even remember ya'll playing at their reception over 20 years ago.  Thanks again, we had an awesome time.   

        Carl & Cassi Brysch

  Wedding - Dec 17, 2011 Koenig Park, Castroville

Just a quick note to thank you for playing at our daughter's wedding and provided the perfect entertainment for the evening. 

The music was great and everyone had a wonderful time.  What I loved was that the  sound was not too loud that people

 could still talk to each other while you were playing.  Also it was seamless between the band and the

CD's that were played during the intermissions and for the special songs.  It was hard to tell when you were playing and when you

weren't.  Thanks again for being so professional and for making the wedding a very memorable event.

 Truly,    Joey and Debbie Weiblen

Wedding - Sept 17, 2011 Hallettsville, KC Hall 

Thank you all for everything.   The Music was great!  Hope we get to see ya’ll at or near Hallettsville again.

Costa Rica was nice and green and relaxing.   Thanks again for everything and being a part of our special day.


Convention - Oct 13, 2011 Crowne Plaza Hotel Riverwalk - Texas Water Conservation Association Annual Conference

      .Tony,   Everyone loved the music and are already talking about next year.  Thank you again for a wonderful evening.

Lisa Henley        Meeting Planner, Austin Tx

Hunter's Dance - Thu Nov 3, 2011 Bandera 11th Street Cowboy Bar  

Hi Tony & Brenda     I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your performance last Thursday in Bandera.  It was well worth the drive from Corpus Christi to dance live to your music and to meet you in person!  Every song you played was excellent and we liked the fantastic variety and mix of songs/dances.  I can hardly wait until we can dance to your GREAT music again.  Thanks for a wonderful night! 


Wedding - Sept 10, 2011 Leon Springs Dancehall

Hey Tony,

      Yall did an amazing job at our wedding and everyone was so impressed.  Thank you so much for putting it all together.  We will definitely being seeing ya'll at Quihi in the future and will stop and say thanks in person.  Good luck to you and the group.  We sincerely enjoyed ya'll.

 Thanks,   Tyler Stein

Wedding - May 14, 2011 St. Andrews Hall, Pleasanton, Tx

I just wanted to tell y'all that y'all did an amazing Job at our wedding!!! Thank y'all very much for doing a spectacular job. Everyone LOVED y'all!!! Thank you for making our special day so amazing. :))

 Thanks again!    Hannah


Wedding - April 16, 2011  Rockport, Tx   Paws & Taws Convention Center

Tony and Brenda, 

Thank you guys for doing such an awesome job, we really enjoyed ya'll playing for our wedding and know we made the right choice when everyone was asking the name of the band and where we found ya'll.  Thank you so much everything was great.   KENDRA (bride)

Hey there Tony,

 Just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how wonderful you were!  I loved your music, your performance and your professionalism.  You made everything so easy and kept everyone on the dance floor all night long!

Thanks again….I look forward to working with you in the future!   Amy Canterbury - Wedding Coordinator


J.W. Marriott TPC Resort -- TWA Convention July 9, 2011  

Everyone loved y'all and looking forward to having you back next year.  

David Brimager

Vice President of Hunting Heritage      Texas Wildlife Association


Hard Rock Cafe - National Credit Union  Convention June 21, 2011  

As always, you guys were great!  They loved your group and everyone had a good time!

 ShannonConvention Planner


Wedding - Jan 8, 2011   St. Jerome's Hall

Tony,  Ya'll were awesome and really came through on some of the last minute details.  Thank you for everything, and if we find any event we need a band...we will be calling you!!!        Thanks!    karen and steve


BFG Wild Game Dinner Nov 20, 2010 (Rodeo Event)

Thanks, Tony!  You guys always do a great job!  We did enjoy working with Norma and Mr. Pedrotti a lot.  Thanks again for your help.  I hope we’ll see you next year!

 Meghan Jaskowiak

Wedding Fredericksburg Farm Bureau Hall - Nov 6,  2010

We appreciate everything yall did for us.  Seemed like everybody had a blast and that is what we were after.  We had a lot of complements on how well yall did and we will be dancing to your songs again sometime.  Take care and Merry Christmas!

  CRIDER'S RODEO - Hunt, Tx  2010

I work for Camp Lonehollow in Vanderpool, Texas. Every summer our counselors spend their Saturday nights at Criders. We love that place! In January we are having a counselor reunion out at Lonehollow and on Saturday night Jan. 15 and one of our ideas was to re-create Criders for our counselors. Every time I think of Criders I immediately think of Cactus Country. Ya’ll are the band that we always hope is there. So I was wanting information on booking Cactus Country for our reunion.

Thanks,  Meghan Sanders


SPURS EVENT - Leon Springs Dec 1, 2009 & Dec 15th Xmas Party

I enjoyed having your band out at the Spurs event at Leon Springs on Dec 1st.. You guys were awesome, as always! The Season Ticket Holders really enjoyed the show y’all put on.  Also thanks for performing at our SPURS Staff Xmas party, another great time.

 Ryan King         Spurs Sports & Entertainment  

Sacred Heart Annual Gala - Hallettsville KC    Aloha Extravaganza 2010   Feb 6, 2010 

Once again, you guys were awesome! Thank you so much for making our fundraiser such a festive, happy event. The crowd loves your music. The best to you all…until we see you again.

Bruce & Gayle Wesson            Hallettsville, Texas

Wedding Reception Nov 21, 2009   Quihi, Tx

Happy New Year!  We are so grateful for all of your help and hard work.  You helped to make our wedding exactly what we had pictured.  We had a blast and received so many compliments about the band.  We are so glad that you guys had a great time.  Please feel free to use us as a reference. 

Thanks again,     Gabby and Warren Haby    Castroville, Tx

Wedding Rehearsal - Nov 13, 2009   International Center Downtown

Tony, Cactus Country made our wedding rehersal party a huge success!  The out-of-town wedding guests from Chicago, New York City, Baltmore, South Bend, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Charleston and Myrtle Beach are now country music fans.  Thanks for making the party a hit.


Wedding,  April 17, 2009

Everything was great for our wedding,... I got lots of complements on you guys. Thanks again.....

Hofmann Ranch - Castroville            Shawn Greco

Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 2:37 PM
To: tony franckowiak
Subject: Wedding <isoc

 I thank you guys SO much for being a part of our wedding festivities!  I've only heard great things and the music plays such a vital role in a great party!  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! 

Please tell your band they did an AMAZING job! 


Carla Hinojosa Landers

 Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 10:14 AM
Subject: Keiser wedding

Just wanted to thank you all for the great music at our reception.  We have had so many people tell us what a great time they had, and what a great band you were.  I think some of them may even visit you at the Quihi gun club.  Kelly & Kenneth had a great time.  Thanks again,  Pete & Sandy Keiser


Sent: Monday, July 21, 2008 7:38 PM

Music for Needville wedding (near Houston )

 Tony,   Just wanted to say a word of thanks to you and all of the band for the GREAT job that ya'll did at Jayme's wedding!!!  Everyone has been commenting on your band.  I must have been on a stress relief high at the reception because I think I had more fun than anyone should be allowed to have in one night.  The music was fantastic and your song choices great!

Thanks again, and if I ever need a band again I will be sure to contact you.  I will also recommend you to anyone needing one.

Thanks again for a wonderful job,

Cindy Nulisch

Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 3:59 PM


Subject: Jacobsen-Basha Wedding August 2, 2008

 Tony,   I just want to thank yall for doing such a great job at our reception.  The music and order of the songs were great.  Everybody including Jon and I enjoyed everything.  The grand march was so much fun too.  The next day everybody was talking about how much fun they during the grand march.  It was the talk of our gift opening on the Sunday after the wedding.  Now during the grand march I did lose the glass in one of my pictures frames because someone hit it and the glass broke, but it was all worth it to see the looks on people faces and how much fun they were having.

 Again I just wanted to thank yall and tell you that yall did a great job!



Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 11:32 AM
Rodeo Fall Fest event at Joe & Harry Freeman Coliseum

 The band was great.  I heard lots of good comments.

I had a good time. However;  I swear the margarita's had no alcohol.  I drank 5, and my sister in law did to.  We did not even get tipsy. Keith was there, he played at a table on the end the whole night.  Please pass on the note to your cousins with Cactus Country


Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 5:21 PM
To: cactus country
Subject: RE: July 7 Wedding

 Tony, we need to THANK YA'LL for making our reception has great as it was.....EVERYONE had a blast....Ed and I could not have asked for anything was such a perfect evening......we will keep a look out for ya'lls schedule...thank you again...  Sheri Fulks
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