Karla Davis Wins 28th Annual Colgate Country Showdown
January 19, 2010 at 2:50 PM (PT)
The 28th Annual COLGATE COUNTRY SHOWDOWN named KARLA DAVIS the winner of this year's National Final competition at the RYMAN AUDITORIUM in NASHVILLE. KARLA, the Southeast finalist who represented OUR THREE SONS Country WRHM/ROCK HILL, SC, won a grand prize check of $100,000.
This year's finalists, including KENDALL PHILLIPS, CASEY LEE SMITH, TERRY LEE SPENCER and WHISKY ROW, performed in front of a panel of judges including JIM CATINO (SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE), ROD ESSIG (CAA), FLETCHER FOSTER (formerly of UNIVERSAL RECORDS SOUTH), FRED FOSTER (ATLANTIC RECORDS), CHRIS LACY (WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE) and BRIAN MANSFIELD (USA TODAY).
CURB artist LeANN RIMES hosted the show and joined the finalists in performing a tribute to former contest and Country star GARTH BROOKS. For more on the COLGATE COUNTRY SHOWDOWN, see www.colgatecountryshowdown.com.