LeAnn Rimes To Host Colgate Country Showdown
January 5, 2011 at 2:35 PM (PT)
For the fifth consecutive year, CURB RECORDS artist LeANN RIMES will host the “The 29th ANNUAL COLGATE COUNTRY SHOWDOWN,” to be produced on JANUARY 13th at the RYMAN AUDITORIUM in NASHVILLE. Five regional winners will compete for $100,000 and the title “Best New Act in Country Music.”
COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME inductee and harmonica virtuoso CHARLIE McCOY and the SHOWDOWN BAND will be on hand. McCOY also serves as Musical Director.
Judges include BRIAM MANSFIELD from USA TODAY; Sr. Dir./A&R for WARNER/CHAPPEL MUSIC, BJ HILL; RON ESSIG, an agent for CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY; SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE Sr. Dir./A&R LISA RAMSEY-PERKINS, and CURB RECORDS Dir./A&R JOHN OZIER.
The one-hour special is being recorded for a TV special this spring. The public is invited for free, and for info call (615) 889-3060 or visit www.countryshowdown.com.