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Elaine is enjoys sharing her talent, joy, love of a variety of music; and, the Lord, through ministry and performance. She has performed at the Iowa, Nebraska & South Dakota State Fairs; LifeLight Christian music festival, 2014 Red Power Roundup International Harvester Nat’l Convention and at numerous churches, county fairs, women’s events, veteran events, and city events, Country and Christian music festivals, retreats, receptions, conventions, corporate events and ministers in song at senior living facilities.   She saw one of her dreams come true when she performed on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry during a national Country music competition and when she performed in Branson and Las Vegas.  Elaine also acts as a promoter and coordinator of shows, such as the Heritage Music Fest in Elk Point, South Dakota … now in its 13th year on the third Saturday in July. A square dance caller and instructor, Elaine can add a little do-si-do to any event!  Elaine offers a variety of music — Country, Gospel, Childrens’, Christmas, Patriotic; and you will enjoy her Patsy Cline tribute show too!  A treat for her is to be joined by her husband, Paul, who sings like Jim Reeves. They team up for a very talented, enjoyable show with a special flair.

As a recording artist, she has recorded and released eight CD’s.  An award-winning singer/songwriter, Elaine is a 2009 National Traditional Country Music Hall of Fame &  2010 South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee; and, “The World is Full of Colors” CD was chosen as the National Traditional Country Music Rural Roots Commission’s “Tribute CD of the Year”.  Her newest album “Happiness, Health, & Heaven was chosen as the 2016 “Soft Country CD of the Year” by the NTCMA Rural Roots Commission and 2017 South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame “CD of the Year”!  It was produced by songwriter Dennis Morgan and includes several of his hit songs such as “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool”, Nobody, I Wouldn’t Have Missed it for the World to name a few!  Dennis has produced 6 of Elaine’s CDS!

Elaine is a 2010 Breast Cancer Survivor who shares her journey of hope at women’s and breast cancer awareness events with her testimony and songs.   Elaine enjoys spending time with Paul, family and grandchildren, reading, traveling, cooking, crossword puzzles, square dancing, and calling too.  Her faith in God is the foundation for her life and she trusts in the plan He has in mind for her — Jeremiah 29:11.