Leroy Van Dyke is thought to hold the record for most repeat-performance bookings of any working country music entertainer and is known by fellow musicians as the most professional act in country music. He continues to impress buyers and audience members alike while taking part in the “Country Gold Tour,” featuring legendary country entertainers.
Van Dyke is the only internationally known entertainer who is also an internationally known licensed auctioneer. “Auctioneer” was written solely by Van Dyke while living in a squad tent during his stint in the U.S. Army. Leroy was a Special Agent, U. S. Army Counterintelligence Corps, in Korea. The debut single, in 1956, became an instant multi-million seller, then Leroy struck pay dirt again when he released his next mega hit in 1961 with “Walk On By.” “Walk On By” stayed at Number One on the charts for 19 weeks and remained on the charts for an incredible total of 42 weeks. Billboard Magazine named it the biggest country music single in recorded history, based on sales, plays, and number of weeks in the charts!
“Leroy Van Dyke’s Country Gold Tour” show dates are as follows:
Jan 26 South Florida Fair / West Palm Beach, FL
Feb 10 & 11 Florida State Fair / Tampa, FL
Mar 07 Westwind Resort / Yuma, AZ
Mar 13 Civic Center / Abilene, TX
Mar 14 Performing Arts Center / Midland, TX
Mar 15 Civic Center Auditorium / Amarillo, TX
Apr 24 Mountain Grand Event Center / Deadwood, SD
May 16 Shipshewana Event Center / Shipshewana, IN
July 30 Pickering Horse Show Grounds Pickering, MO
Aug 21 Iowa State Fair / Des Moines, IA
Sep 03 Old Threshers Reunion / Mt. Pleasant, IA
Oct 09 Wild Rose Casino / Clinton, IA
Oct 10 Wild Rose Casino / Emmetsburg, IA
*Other legendary country entertainers on various dates of the Country Gold Tour are Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelius, Rex Allen, Jr.. T.G. Sheppard, Janie Fricke, Steve & Rudy Gatlin, Jimmy Fortune, Moe Bandy, Billy Dean, Eddy Raven, Suzy Bogguss and Johnny Lee.