Welcome to our latest news updates. Check back to get updates. Here are a lot of upcoming events that you won't want to miss!
Spring -- Fiddling Sensation Regina Matthews has joined Cactus Country full time. Read her impressive Bio at MEET THE BAND!
Aug - Check out video on Facebook that went viral from a convention show at the Buckhorn with Regina wowing the attendees (link on Home page)
March -- Cactus Country will open at the 60th Annual Yorktown Western Days on Sat Oct 20th opening for Kevin Fowler
May--- Cactus Country to open for Nashville Legend John Conlee at Round Up Beer Garden in Bergheim
Jan -- Cactus Country to play at Grand opening of RIMS convention at the Henry B Gonzales Center for 2500 attendees
March -- Cactus Country will play on the top of the TOWER OF AMERICA's for a Corporate Party During RIMS conference
April -- Cactus Country will back up Regional Star PATSY TORRES for 2 theaters Shows of ALWAYS PATSY CLINE in Houston
Aug-- Cactus Country will Headline this years ALZAFAR SHRINE CHILDREN"S Hospital Gala on Oct 6. Theme is GRAND OLE OPRY! Special guests will be appearing!
Jan-- Cactus Country to play for Spurs Season Ticket Party at the new RUSTIC at the RIM owned by Country Star Pat Green
Here are some fun pics from Recent Cactus Country events
2017 SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW AND RODEO-- Cactus Country will perform on Feb 15th at the Frontier Club, and Sunday Feb 19 in the Coors Tent at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Stay tuned to the website for other Rodeo dates as we confirm them.
2017 FIESTA OYSTER BAKE-- Cactus Country will return to this huge festival on Friday April 21st, on the Y-100 Stage opening for new Nashville group MIDLAND! Come out and have a bunch of oysters and enjoy the great entertainment!
2017 UTOPIA RANCH RODEO-- Come out the the city park for the rodeo and dance on Memorial Day weekend. Sunday May 28th-- a great outdoor patio with huge oak trees for dancing!
2017 CRIDER'S RODEO -- Cactus Country will return to summer favorite Crider's Rodeo on Sat June 10th and Sat Aug 5th in Hunt, Tx. Make plans to come out for a fun night under the Stars!
XMAS DANCE -- Cactus Country will play their 35th Annual XMAS Dance at the Quihi Dancehall on Sunday Dec 25th. Come out for a fun time starting at 8:30pm. We'll then be back at Quihi for New Year's Eve on Sat Dec 31st
PARTY IN THE PASTURE-- Cactus Country will return to perform for the Christian Senior Services event to benefit MEALS ON WHEELS at the Rio Cibolo Ranch on Sunday Nov 6. Mark your calendar!
YORKTOWN WESTERN DAYS - Cactus Country will open for Grand Ole Opr Star JOHN CONLEE on Sunday Oct 23rd at the Yorktown Western Days. 12-3:00pm performance, Conlee comes on at 4pm.
Rockport Seafare Fest -- Cactus Country once again returns to perform on Sunday Oct 9th at this neat Festival next to Ocean in Rockport. We'll also host the South Texas finals of the National COUNTRY SHOWDOWN! Congratulations to JR McNutt from Big Spring Texas as the big winner!
HOUSTON TX-- Cactus Country will perform for the HEB QUEST event in Houston at the Royal Sonesta in the Galleria on Tue Aug 9th. Congrats to these special winners of HEB's contest.
YORKTOWN TX-- Cactus Country will play the NEW 5D Steakhouse that opens this weekend with CLAY WALKER. Cactus Country will open on April 15th for Texas Artist Jon Wolfe. We'll also return on Aug 20th for a free dance and this wonderful new venue in Yorktown.
SAN ANTONIO RODEO 2016-- Cactus Country will play the END OF THE TRAIL Dance at the rodeo on Friday Feb 12th at the SALE HQ. We then perform at the COORS TENT on Family Faith night on Tue Feb 16th. See you at the Rodeo!
SPURS PERFORMANCE- Cactus Country will perform at the Spurs vs Rocket game on Sat Jan 2nd at the AT&T Center. It's Texas Showdown night! We perform before the game at 6:30pm, at half time, and after the game.
CACTUS COUNTRY Announces Summer Rodeo Dates-- On Sunday May29th (Memorial Day weekend) we return to the wonderful Utopia Ranch Rodeo at the Utopia City Park. We also will play at the Hill Country Favorite Crider's Rodeo on Saturday June 25th, and also on Saturday July 30th.
CACTUS COUNTRY at Kadobe's in Pleasanton-- come out to this neat outdoor restaurant venue. We'll be there on Friday March 11, April 8th, and May 13th.
Pics from Joe Jimmy's at Neal's Lodges on July 16! Thanks to all the Frio River tubers for coming out.
Pics from Crider's June 25. Thanks to all who came out even though there were rains in the area.
Quihi Pics Feb 27th Thanks to all who came out, here are pics!
Quihi Xmas Dance!
HUNTERS ALERT-- Come out on Thur Nov 5th to the Bandera Hunter's Weekend kickoff at the 11th Street Cowboy Bar.
PARTY IN THE PASTURE -- Christian Senior Services holds their annual fundraiser at the Rio Cibolo Ranch starting at 1:30pm. Great cause, and great venue in Zuehl, Tx, near Marion.
Pre Thanksgiving --- Friday Nov 20th -- We'll be back at the Round Up Beer Garden near Bergheim. Very cool new place.
Cactus Country will hold it's annual XMAS Dance on Friday Dec 25th at the QUIHI GUN CLUB. It's always a huge crowd, make sure to plan to come out and finish off a great Xmas Day. Then come back to Quihi to ring in 2016 on Dec 31st. Always a great family event.
OCT FESTIVALS: --
Cactus Country performed at the Yorktown Western Days as the Friday night Headliner on Oct 16th.. Great to see so many friends to come out. Special thanks to Colonel Mike and his daughters who came out from Victoria.
Cactus Country returned for the 4th year in a row to perform at the Rockport Seafare Festival. This included backing up the South Texas State Finalists of the COUNTRY SHOWDOWN based in Nashville.
State Fair of Texas -- Country Country returned to the Main Stage of the State Fair of Texas on Friday Oct 2nd. 1st show at 5:30pm-6:45pm. Then we hosted the North Texas Finals of the Country Showdown at 8:30pm. Our last appearance at the State Fair was in 1995 when we played on the same day and stage with the Dixie Chicks and Doug Supernaw so we're excited to return to this iconic venue. Huge stage, we had a great time. Weather was perfect. Special thanks to Bruce Klein of McKinney for pics!
Crider's Rodeo Summer Dates-- Cactus Country performs after the Rodeo on Sat May 30th and Sat July 11th. Come out and celebrate the 90th anniversary year for Crider's!
Cactus Country was happy to meet Carrie Underwood's lead guitarist, Ed Eason at the Utopia Ranch Rodeo on May 24th. Ed has played for Carrie for 10 years, and brought out his family to the dance at the Utopia Park. Ed goes back on the road with Carrie in late June!
Utopia Ranch Rodeo on Sunday May 24 over the Memorial Day Weekend. Come enjoy a unique Rodeo and then dance under the Stars at the City Park with Cactus Country! Always a great kickoff to the summer.
Sat May 23rd at Quihi was rained out, even with an indoor event. We were almost set up when the rains hit hard, and within 30 minutes the creeks were rising & the management was concerned with possible flooding. Sorry to our fans who wanted to come out. This date has been rescheduled for the fall. Here's what you missed:
Cactus Country returns to play at Joe Jimmy's in Concan on Thur Aug 13th and Sunday Sept 6th. Great summer outdoor venue!
Mark Odom (lead guitar & vocals) won the Acoustic Guitar competition at the Alamo Music GUITAR WARS on Wed May 20th. This is Mark's 7th win, a San Antonio record. He won a Limited Edition Fender White Acoustic Guitar valued at $3500. Congrats to Mark. Come out and see him live on Stage
April 11th at the Grand Hyatt - Cactus Country was happy to welcome the San Antonio Children's Choir to sing backup with us on Alabama's song "Angels Among Us", as part of the memorial service for the ICCFA Convention. The Choir did a great job and looked sharp. Thanks to all the kids for coming!
Utopia Ranch Rodeo on Sunday May 25 over the Memorial Day Weekend. Come enjoy a unique Rodeo and then dance under the Stars at the City Park with Cactus Country! Always a great kickoff to the summer.
Rio Grande Arts Festival at the Laredo Community College welcomes Cactus Country on Friday May 23.
Cactus Country had a 1st time in band history event at the wedding on April 26, 2014 for Jason and Amanda Staudt in Cestohowa, Tx. While we've played many times for kids of someone we played for their wedding, this was the first time we had performed for BOTH sets of parents. Denise & Bobby Staudt were married on April 26, 1986 (celebrated their 28th anniv on Jason's wedding night), and Michelle & Gerry Waclawczyk were married on April 8, 1989. We truly appreciate both families support. I doubt any other band in San Antonio can say they've ever done the same!
New_Folder/Bob & Denise Staudt April 26_1986.pdf Grooms Parents
MIchelle and Gerry April 8, 1989 Bride's parent's
Cactus Country will return this summer for 6 shows on the Frio River at Neal's Lodges. Check the website schedule for details.
Yorktown Texas fans-- Cactus Country will return to the YORKTOWN WESTERN DAYS on Sat Oct 18th opening for the headliner (tba)
March 1st: Cactus Country performs for SPURS Shooting Event on March 1st at the National Shooting Complex. The Silver Dancers are kind enough to take their picture with Ralph.
Feb 2014: Cactus Country will once again back up Western Hall of Fame Artist REX ALLEN JR. from Nashville at the Grand Masonic Lodge in Waco on Oct 20th. We welcome Rex back to Texas!
Oct 2013 -- Want to attend a unique event for a great cause? Check out the Songwriters at the Ranch event to benefit the Benedictine Sisters: on Sat Oct 19th www.songwritersattheranch.org. We'll be in Yorktown that day performing at the Yorktown Western Days, so check out helping out our friends with the Benedictine Sisters!
June 2013-- Lonesome Dove Fest announces that Cactus Country will open for GARY P NUNN on Sat Sept 21st in Karnes City for the annual Festival
June 2013 -- Cactus Country performs in Galveston at Moody Gardens for TCWA Mid-Year Conference
May 2013- Cactus Country to perform at SPURS PREGAME Playoff Game #2 Round 2 vs Golden State Warriors
April 2013 - Special Promotions Inc (Nashville, TN) announces that Cactus Country will be the backing band for all 3 TEXAS STATE FINALIST Competitions in 2013. Aug 16-- BILLY BOB'S TEXAS-- North Texas Finals
Sept 28 -- BURNET BBQ COOKOFF-- Central Texas Finals
Oct 13 -- Rockport Seafair -- South Texas
2013 SUMMER RODEOS with Cactus Country
Sun May 26 -- Utopia Ranch Rodeo- City Park Sat June 8 -- Lampasas Rodeo -- Park
Sat July 6 Crider's Rodeo- Hunt, Tx Sat Aug 10 Crider's Rodeo -Hunt,Tx
2013 Summer at Neal's Lodges in CONCAN, Tx on the Frio River with Cactus Country (Free at the Patio at Joe Jimmy's)
Fri May 31st Sat June 22 Thu July 4 Sat July 20 Sat Aug 3 Sunday Sept 1st (Labor Day weekend blast!)
We'll see you at the Frio! Near Garner State Park
June 23rd Crider's Rodeo in Hunt--- Huge crowd likes to dance!
Feb 25 Castrovlille 4H Scholarship Dance at Quihi-- Great Crowd!
Dec 31, 2011 NEW YEAR'S EVE at Quihi Gun Club-- Thanks to over 500 people who attended to Celebrate 2012!
Dec 25 2011 Over 650 people attend our annual XMAS Dance to benefit D'Hanis Booster Club at Quihi Gun Club
Nov 2011 Hunters Dance at 11th Street Cowboy bar - Our friends drove from Corpus Christi to attend!
Nov 2011 Party in the Pasture at Rio Cibolo Ranch- Fundraiser for Meals On Wheels
2011 Summer Event Pics below.
Cactus Country met & opened for the re-united RESTLESS HEART at 2010 Oyster Bake. This award winning country vocal group from the 1980's were great.
Cactus Country Opens for Tracy Lawrence at Bayfest in Corpus Christi, Tx
MORE PHOTOS FROM THE SPURS PARTY!
Western Hall of Fame & 80's Nashville Star Rex Allen Jr. uses Cactus Country as his band when he performs in Texas. Here are pics from shows in Houston, 2007, & San Antonio 2008
Thanks to Western Hall of Fame artist Rex Allen Jr. who we performed with on the Roof of the St. Anthony Hotel for a Corporate Group in Jan, and it wasn't too cold. Great show, Rex!
RODEO 2007 - once again we did the most shows of any regional group at Rodeo! Sat Feb 10 was a record crowd at the Frontier Club. Check out the crowds including WOAI's Jennifer Broom partying there!
Quihi Gun Club & Uvalde Lone Star Saloon
HERE ARE SOME SUMMER 2006 Pictures...
And more shots......
The Tetco Christmas Carolers joined us for a few songs at their party held at Sonterra Country Club.
We opened for Tejano star Jay Perez at the San Antonio Police Officers Assn. Xmas party held at the Alzafar Shrine recently.
The Bluebonnet Ball in Kingsville was a fun night once again. See you again next year!
Here are the photos from our December 3 concert with Rex Allen, Jr.
This year the weather was perfect as we performed at Floresville's Peanut Festival Oct. 9:
Cactus Country was the backup band for contestants in the South Texas finals of the Colgate Country Music Showdown. The event was held at Six Flags Fiesta Texas Sept. 18. A big "THANK YOU" goes out to everyone who was so nice to us that day: Paul Cowan of Special Promotions, Inc. (producer of the show), Matt & company from LD Systems, Brandon & Joy at Fiesta Texas, and Megan Bishop & Lee Gruwell from Y-100 Radio. We had a great time!
We played at the Kendall County Fair in Boerne Sept. 4. Our thanks go to Suzanne for taking these pictures.
We performed at Quihi (the original little country dancehall) Aug. 14.
It was a fun night at Retama Park when we played there July 30. Thanks to Chelsey for taking these pictures.
Here are some photos from July 24 at Crider's:
We performed at Lackland AFB's Star-Spangled Spectacular on July 4. Thanks to our friends at Y-100 and Lackland AFB ! Some backstage photos are on the Backstage page.
Here are the photos from June 11 at Leon Springs Dancehall. Thanks, Chelsey!
Everyone had a great time at Leon Springs Dancehall May 1.
More photos from St. Luke's Fiesta Finale:
Photos from Hermann's Happiness:
Here are the photos from Leon Springs (Jan. 24).
We celebrated Christmas in D'Hanis again this year. According to official reports, it was one of their biggest crowds ever! Some even waited in line 45 minutes to get in! WOW! Thanks to all who came out!
We also performed for the TETCO Christmas party held at Sonterra Country Club. Jerry Turner and Dan Cook even got on stage to sing some holiday favorites!
We opened for Ruben Ramos at the San Antonio Police Officers Assn. Christmas party held at the Alzafar Shrine.
Saturday, Nov. 15, we performed for the Texas Twilight Gala to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The luau-themed event was held at the Verizon Amphitheater in Selma.
We performed for a Y-100 Supershow at SACU on Huebner Rd. November 8. Ralph, Chilton, & John got busted for telling too many lame jokes! (Actually, the officer was there for a children's ID program at the event.)
We celebrated Halloween at Roper's in Floresville. John wins our costume contest!
We played for a private party in Pearsall on Oct. 29. Here are some photos:
We played for the grand opening of Roper's in Floresville Sept. 19. The crowd was great and we're looking forward to being there again on Halloween. Here are some photos:
Thanks to all of you who came out to Leon Springs Dancehall Fri., July 25. You were a great crowd and we had a wonderful time! We'll be back there in October. Here are some pictures (taken by Chelsey Cure):
Another summer season has begun at Crider's Rodeo in Hunt. We'll be back there on Sat., Aug. 23. See you then! Here are some photos from June 28 and July 12:
We opened for singer/songwriter Radney Foster at the Lonestar Saloon in Uvalde on May 16. Radney is best known for his songs, "Just Call Me Lonesome" and "Nobody Wins." He also wrote Keith Urban's latest hit, "Rainin' on Sunday."
At little drizzle didn't stop us from having a great time at the 2nd Annual Calaveras Lake Boat Show on May 3. Cowboy Doug Whittaker was there to entertain the crowd with his trick roping. Thanks to Laura Ramos and everyone from Y-100 radio for another fine event.
We opened for Tejano star Jay Perez at St. Luke's Fiesta Finale Sunday, April 27. Thanks to Ernest and Anna Elizondo for all your support! Joel Elizondo did a great job playing drums on "Cowboy Rides Away." Thanks also to our photographer, Chelsey Cure!
Our JUKEBOX CD Release Party was held March 1 at Leon Springs Dancehall. Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate! We really appreciate your support! Thanks to Katie Walla who sold CDs for us; to Jim Blair for videotaping the show; to everyone at Leon Springs; and of course, thanks to Wiley Alexander for all his enthusiastic support. The event for taped for airing on the Wiley Alexander Country Music Show on Time Warner Cable Channel 20. Stay tuned for the air date.