LeAnn Rimes To Host 'Texaco Country Showdown' Finals; Finalists Announced
January 3, 2014 at 10:25 AM (PT)
CURB RECORDS’ LEANN RIMES will return to host the 32nd Annual "TEXACO COUNTRY SHOWDOWN" National Finals at the RYMAN AUDITORIUM in NASHVILLE on THURSDAY, JANUARY 16th at 7p (CT).
This marks the 7th time that RIMES has hosted the talent competition, which will be aired on syndicated television stations in MARCH and APRIL.
The five finalists competed at local competitions that were hosted by various Country radio stations around the country. They worked their way up through the regional level of competition to compete in the finals where one contestant will win $100,000 and the title of "Best New Act In Country Music."
The finalists are ZAC MATTHEWS of MILTON, WI representing WJVL/JANESVILLE, WI, CRYSTAL YATES of McKINNEY, TX representing KITX/PARIS, TX, a sister trio named SOUTHERN HALO representing WDMS/GREENVILLE, MS, SUZANNE HARPER of SAN DIEGO representing KHTS/ESCONDIDO, CA, and CASEY SUTTON of EASTERN NC representing WBCU/UNION, SC.