The Southwest Regional Finals of the Country Showdown will be held at the historic Shuler Theater in Raton, NM on Saturday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. Featuring winners from Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and portions of Texas, the show is hosted by KCRT/KBKZ Radio in Trinidad/Raton. Colorado’s winner, Katey Laurel, is favored to win (of course – my prediction!) http://www.kateylaurel.com
Surpassing the competition at the 30th Annual Country Showdown Colorado State Final, Katey Laurel proved worthy of the state title and $1,000. Copper Country at Copper Mountain Resort showcased acts which had won a local contest sponsored by radio stations throughout the state enabling each to perform at the state level competition of America’s largest country music talent search. Katey, representing radio station KCCY of Colorado Springs, won the state level event. After receiving the judges’ highest scores, this singer/songwriter took home the night’s top honor. At the state competition, Katey performed two of her original songs. Other sponsoring radio stations were: KSKE Avon, KEKB Grand Junction, KKXK Montrose, and KWUF Pagosa Springs.
On October 18th, 2014, Katey will compete in the Southwest Regional Final at Shuler Theater in Raton, NM to determine if she will advance to the National Final. Regional The national final will be held at the Ryman Theatre in Nashville on January 21st, 2015. Winners of the five regions will compete for a $100,000 cash prize and perhaps an opportunity to be signed for a record deal!
Each year, more than 50,000 artists compete throughout the U.S. Past local, state, and regional winners include Martina McBride, Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Neal McCoy, Sara Evans, Brad Paisley and Billy Ray Cyrus.
Visit www.countryshowdown.com for more information.
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