I am attempting to create a logo with stars along the outside of a circle in Adobe Illustrator CS5. 

Everything I have tried has distorted the stars. I have created an art brush and used that along the path. I have used the Blend tool and replaced the spine. I have spent all night and have only grown more frustrated.  There has to be a better way to do this. Also, if you'll look at the images, some of the logos have rotating stars and some do not. I would prefer that my logo did not, but I haven't figured that out, either.

Here is a link as an example of what I am trying to do:
[Stars and Mountain Logos][1]

Any help would greatly be appreciated!

  [1]: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/mountain-logo-elegant-vector-design-370667774