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The Valley Maids
WDAY Fargo, ND
WFUR Grand Rapids, MI
WKBZ Muskegon, MI
WMUS Muskegon, MI

About the Group

About The Group

This sister duet act was out of the Michigan area and were quite popular back around 1953 or so. Tho they may have fooled the fans at times with how similar they looked, they were not twins. Iris was a bit taller.

The girls began singing when they were kids and won several amateur contests in their hometown of Muskegon, Michigan. Their radio stints included WKBZ and WMUS in Muskegon; WFUR in Grand Rapids (along with Roy Overholt); television station WGN in Chicago as well as WDAY in Fargo, North Dakota.

The Valley Maids also did a ten week tour up in Canada with Tex Ritter.

In 1953, they had a half-hour weekly program that aired each Saturday over WKNK in Muskegon. They also had another young talent appearing on that show with them, a sixteen year old singer by the name of Virginia Gaye Medaco, who was known as "Virginia Gaye, the Harmony Miss". She sang solo numbers and played guitar and like the Valley Maids who were also her aunts, won several local amateur contests. Their dream was to appear on the Grand Ole Opry someday.

Timeline and Trivia Notes

Group members included:

  • Charlotte Allen
  • Iris Feller

Credits & Sources

  • Cowboy Songs No. 27 (July 1953); American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.