In 1970 ETHEL was nominated for Top Country Western Female Artist by the CMA. Also that same year, she was voted one of the
top five Country Western Female Artists in Sweden by the fans.
Kjell Egeland, DJ from Norway was one of many
who helped boost ETHEL's popularity in the Scandinavian region.
ETHEL and her Fan Club participated in the first
International Country Music Fan Fair held in Nashville in April 1972.
ETHEL looked forward to this annual event which gave her the opportunity to meet and talk with many of her long time and new
fans from the United States and around the world.
During the 70s ETHEL's husband Russ become a more active member
of the Buckeye Strings by adding his many talents to the group (pedal steel guitar and banjo) as well as being her business
manager and sound technician.
ETHEL's son, Russ Thomas, also became a regular member of the Buckeye Strings in
the 70s as drummer and vocalist.
ETHEL DELANEY and her BUCKEYE STRINGS
Russ Thomas - Jim Prater - Jimmy Gene
Row: Russ and Ethel Delaney
ETHEL's daughter, Sandra assumed the position, President of the Fan Club when Mrs. Clarietta Irish retired due to
health concerns. Membership continued to grow and eventually covered every state in America, province in Canada, and many
other foreign countries. Tha fan club and ETHEL's motto is: "WE AIM TO PLEASE AND HOPE TO HIT THE MARK!"
ETHEL, Lillies Ohlsson (Editor "Kountry Korral" - Sweden) his friend and Sandra - June 1976 Fan Fair in