Our celebrity emcee duo-extraordinaire will grace the stage as your amazing,
high-energy guides through the evening.
Candy O'Terry and Jacy Dawn Valeras are co-hosts and creators of the award-winning Nashville-based podcast series Country Music Success Stories under the umbrella of their company, Two Dreams Entertainment, LLC. Now in its second season, the series takes listeners into the homes and onto the back porches of country music icons and is distributed by Muddhouse Media and Country-LineTV. Their vision includes the expansion of their footprint as country music storytellers and content creators through a video series to document their experiences, and educational summits for the next generation of country stars.
Candy O'Terry is an award-winning broadcaster and podcaster, known as Boston’s Beloved Radio Voice, she spent 25 years on the air at Magic 106.7/WMJX. Candy has been a judge and multi-year emcee for
Battle of the Biotech Bands. The consummate performer, she never met a microphone she didn’t love!
Jacy Dawn Valeras is a music industry pro who started singing professionally at 13, sang for President Clinton at 16, and by 19 was opening for country music legends like Reba, Willie Nelson, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, Amy Grant, and Darius Rucker. No stranger to iconic venues, she has performed at Madison Square Garden, the Bluebird Café and the Texas Troubadour Theatre.
candyoterry.com jacydawnvaleras.com countrymusicsuccessstories.com
Erica McDermott is a Boston Native SAG/AFTRA Actress who has maintained a busy work schedule since landing a supporting role in the Oscar nominated Bio-Flick "THE FIGHTER".
This role earned her an MTV Movie Award nomination for “Best Fight”, along with being part of an Ensemble that was nominated for several major awards throughout the year. Erica’s other credits include "AMERICAN HUSTLE", ABCs ‘Body of Proof”, SPIKE TV’s “Guys Choice Awards”, ”Jimmy Kimmel Live”, and a LIFETIME Movie of the week. You can see Erica as, South Boston's own, Mary Bulger in Warner Bros. Pictures "BLACK MASS". She also appeared in FOX 2000 Pictures "JOY", and can be seen in "MANCHESTER BY THE SEA" , “PATRIOTS DAY” & “ALLAGASH”
Keep an eye open for Erica McDermott as ANGELA in the Oscar Winning movie CODA streaming on AppleTV now & coming soon CONFESS FLETCH starring Jon Hamm.
She is co-creator and director of The Short Fuse Theatre Project & (although not currently practicing) maintains her license as a registered nurse.
Currently a mid-day DJ on 100.7 WZLX, Carter Alan began his career in the music world working Saturday overnights on WBCN, “The Rock of Boston” in 1979. He was soon heading up the battle of the bands “The Rock and Roll Rumble” and directed this annual event through 1987.
Over the years as a DJ with WBCN, Carter hosted legendary artists like U2, Joan Jett, ZZ Top, Billy Idol, R.E.M., the Bangles, and Joe Perry and interviewed others Robert Plant, George Harrison and Carlos Santana. He emcee’d dozens of concerts in the area for groups like Boston, Aerosmith, U2 and represented WBCN in London at the 1985 Live-Aid concert.
A 4-time winner of Billboard Magazine’s prestigious national award of “Music Director of the Year”. In addition to his musical successes, Carter is an accomplished writer, his first book ‘Outside is America - U2 in the U.S.’ sold over 70,000 copies. Carter enjoys bringing his knowledge of music and musicians to the airwaves.
Jackson has wanted to be on the radio since he was a nine year old boy recording his favorite radio DJs on cassette (remember those?) then playing them back over and over and mimicking them like a squeaky-voiced parrot.
Jackson Blue has been a fixture in Boston radio for over 20 years
hosting radio and TV shows. He currently can be heard weekday afternoons on Country 102.5. In the last year he created South Shore Stuff, producing 60 second videos for local businesses at no cost to them in an effort to help them out during the pandemic. He has spent over 200 hours of free manpower on the project so far and still going strong.