For thirty-three years, the Country Showdown continues its tradition of supporting live country music and offering new country music talent across America the chance to launch their musical careers. With a Grand Prize of CASH and cash prizes at various levels, the Country Showdown is the best high stakes competition in country music with a uniform judging system.
As the Country Showdown’s search for excellence has grown, so has the number of artists who host and perform at the competition on all levels. Stars like Barbara Mandrell, Kenny Rogers, Lorrie Morgan, Reba McEntire, Lee Greenwood, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Billy Ray Cyrus, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Tanya Tucker, Sara Evans and many others are part of this long tradition of helping new artists on their road to stardom.
From its early years through its rise to national prominence, the Country Showdown has offered at chance at stardom to some of the finest young talent in communities across America. And who knows what 2014 will bring? The next Martina McBride or Garth Brooks may be waiting in the wings, ready to claim the title: “Best New Act in Country Music.”
The Country Showdown is a four-level competition beginning in the Spring where contestants enter at their country music radio station. State competitions are held at fairs, theme parks and clubs for a $1,000 prize. The five regional events take place in the late fall. The regional prize is an all-expense paid trip to the National Finals to compete for the Grand Prize of $100,000 and the “Best New Act in Country Music” title. So if you think you have what it takes to be the next winner, you’ve found the right place!
Listed below are the competitions still looking for contestants:
KCRT – “Serving the city of Trinidad”
Contact: Jackie Phillips
Show Date: 07/19/14
KSKE – “Serving the cities of Avon/Eagle/Vail”
Contact: Janet Thrasher
Show Date: 07/24/14
Preliminary: 7/23/14; Show on 7/24/14
KSKE Ski Country Radio is hosting a local competition on Wednesday, July 23, and Thursday, July 24, at the Eagle County Fairgrounds in Eagle, CO. The contest will take place in the rodeo arena from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
Wednesday evening is open to 12 musical acts – 6 finalists will move onto Thursday. If more than 12 entries are submitted, Ski Country radio will select who will compete.
To be selected for the KSKE local competition, submit the entry form found on their website!
(If you’re selected, we’ll send you the registration form, which must be completed and turned in with the one-time $20 entry fee in advance of the local contest.)
Questions? Please call Janet at 970-949-0140.- See more at:
KKXK – “Serving the city of Montrose”
Contact: Scott Staley
Show Date: 07/25/14
KBVC – “Serving the city of Salida”
Contact: Dean Johnson
Show Date: 08/01/14
KTTE – “Serving the city of Springfield”
Contact: Chris Lash
Show Date: 08/23/14
KBKZ – “Serving the city of Raton, NM”
Contact: Jackie Phillips
Show Date: 08/03/14
Winner will advance to CO State finals
Colorado State Final Info
Venue: Copper Country
City: Copper Mountain
Show Date: 08/31/14 (Labor Day Weekend)
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