Vince Vance & The Valiants

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Vince Vance & The Valiants
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Genres Country
Adult contemporary
Years active 1971–present
Labels Malaco
Members Vince Vance
Kate Karlin (Haygood)
Gerra Adkins
Chrislynn Lee
Lisa Layne
Past members James Viator (Esq.), Kenny "Krud" (aka "Little Richard") Brandt, Tom "Speedo Ray Earle" Hanson, Joe "Benny da Gut" Mullane, Kenny Mac Elroy, Tom "Johnny Dream" Campbell, Dale "Frankie Smutz" Smith, Buck Fudge, Pheeno Barbatelli, Moose, George "da Mouse" Matranga, Duke Cherry, Turkey Bordello, Peaches, Tomata Lou, Beverly "Valery Vance" Warren, Sid "The Professor" Arroyo, The HOOD, Phil "Tchopatoulis" Phistry, Jack "Uncle Meat" Damone, Dave Duffy, Buzzy Beano, Max Nova, Mark LeBlanc, Billy "Silver" Smith, Keith "Savage Lizard" Crappell, C. "Luke Strange" Gunnstaks (Esq.), "Spike" Fike, Richard Heath [R.I.P.], Nick "Lil' Nicky Vance" Manousos (Esq.), Raymond Blanchard, Rick Wiedeman, Dean "Dino Marshallini/Little Richard" Marshall, Troy Powers, T-Bird Tony King, Darrin Fair (Little Darren Vance), Joe Mansir (Joe Joe Click), Kirk Rekop (Ray Ray), Doc Gardner, Tommy Tucker, et alia, plus numerous Road Crew road warriors, including but not limited to Jim Capfer, Carl "Jr." Lindsey, Louis Lecamu, Terry Mills, "Mr." Norman Smith, Glen Himmaugh, "Sir" Stephen Godfrey, Cindy Peel, Eddie, Kevin "Man with no Brainy" Hayney, Donnie "The Con", Will "Tallhead" Ryan, Mad Dog, Jimmy Mashberg, and the original roadie, Joe Dennis et al.

Vince Vance & The Valiants are a country pop and rock and roll musical group from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Andy Stone is the last original member of the Valiants. He was born Andrew John Franichevich Jr. The group is known primarily for the singles "All I Want for Christmas Is You",[1] which charted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts on six separate occasions, reaching its peak of number 31 in 2000, and "Bomb Iran."[2]

On November 20, 2010, Vince Vance was surprised during his performance at a "Louisiana Legends" fundraiser at New Orleans Rock'n Bowl venue, with induction into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding career, including the Christmas icon "All I Want for Christmas is You" and his most current "I Am New Orleans."



Title Album details
All I Want for Christmas Is You
  • Release date: 1993
  • Label: Waldoxy Records
I Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans
  • Release date: February 20, 1996
  • Label: Waldoxy Records
Tamale Wagon
  • Release date: August 18, 1998
  • Label: Waldoxy Records
We Don't Run
  • Release date: April 8, 2003
  • Label: Waldoxy Records


Year Single Peak chart
US Country US Bubbling
1980 "Bomb Iran" 101 single only
1993 "All I Want for Christmas Is You" 55 All I Want for Christmas Is You
1994 "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (re-entry) 52
1995 "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (re-entry) 52
1996 "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (re-entry) 49
1997 "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (re-entry) 43
1999 "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (re-entry) 31
2006 "I Am New Orleans" I Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1993 "All I Want for Christmas Is You" Steve Dunning


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