BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT – Southern Soul All Stars

The Southern Soul All Stars recently played at Win, Place & Show In Ruidoso, NM.  The lead singer, “Big Poppa” Lee McManus and his wife Dianne, who is also the keyboardist and vocalist in the band, celebrated their wedding anniversary that evening.  They selected HEAL and The Nest as the band’s charity that evening and donated their tips to the domestic violence shelter in Ruidoso Downs.  The All Stars are a high energy band that plays classic rock of the 70′s & 80′s and the best of the Blues, Motown, Soul and Country.  Their website is


  • I had the privilege to have Big Poppa Lee and the Southern Soul All Stars at our 4th, 5th & 6th Annual May Day Festival in Defuniak Springs, FL. Big Poppa Lee served as MC for the day's entertainment and The Southern Soul Allstars closed out the night in a phenomenal professional manner. They were entertaining and performed songs from a wide variety of music styles. I will certainly be inviting The Southern Soul Allstars back for our 7th Annual May Day Festival.

         Marcus Baldwin 
        Chairman Annual May Day Festinval 
        Defuniak Springs, FL

  • WOW! Incrediable musicians! Big Poppa has got one hell of a band!

          Tom Coleman
          Elko, Nevada

  • The Southern Soul All Stars have performed at the Walton County Fair for several years and are one of our main entertainment attractions. They are professional entertainers from the moment they load in and ALWAYS put on a great show!

          Randall Infinger
         Walton County Fair Association 
         Walton County, Fl

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07/28/2014 08:00AM

Sandra Bullock is Hollywood royalty, but when it came to celebrating her 50th birthday, the Oscar winner headed to Wyoming. 

Though the seemingly ageless actress didn't hit the milestone until Saturday, Bullock started the festivities early with an evening out at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole on Thursday. 

"They said they kept it [quiet] because she sometimes likes to just act like a normal person," Southern Soul Allstars member Dianne McManus tells PEOPLE of performing for Bullock and her friends at the venue. "They came out and danced and took a bunch of pictures."