Texaco Country Showdown
Country music talent search competition TEXACO COUNTRY SHOWDOWN returns to THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM in NASHVILLE, TN for the National competition on THURSDAY, JANUARY 17th.
Singer, songwriter, and actress JEWEL is set to host the event, and COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME member CHARLIE MCCOY will lead the SHOWDOWN band.
Each year, the SHOWDOWN begins in the spring, all produced by Country radio stations, and makes its way through local, state and regional contests to the NATIONAL competition, where the top five finalists compete for $100,000.
Radio stations sponsoring the finalists are PEMBROOK PINES MEDIA GROUP Country WQRS (98.3 THE COUNTRY GIANT)/SALAMANCA, NY, PEARSON BROADCASTING Country KCLQ (107.9 THE COYOTE)/LEBANON, MO, HANSZEN BROADCASTING Country KPXO/OVERTON, TX, JONATHAN CHRISTIAN CORPORATION Country WKUL/CULLMAN, AL, and CCM+E Top 40 KHTS (CHANNEL 933)/SAN DIEGO.
The panel of NATIONAL judges are Country music industry pros, including GRAND OLE OPRY VP, GM PETE FISHER, SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE's Senior Director of A&R LISA RAMSEY-PERKINS, CURB RECORDS VP of A&R JOHN OZIER, CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY NASHVILLE's VP ROD ESSIG, and two-time EMMY Award-winning songriter and producer VICTORIA SHAW.
Past local, state, and regional winners boast names such as MARTINA MCBRIDE, GARTH BROOKS, MIRANDA LAMBERT, BRAD PAISLEY, BILLY RAY CYRUS, and many more. Free tickets to the JANUARY 17th television taping are available at the RYMAN box office. The show begins at 7p (CT), with doors opening at 6:30p (CT). Check local listings for broadcast times and dates in your area.
For more information, visit www.texacocountryshowdown.com.
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