KDAP FM will host America’s largest country music talent search and radio promotion on August 31 at the Western Junction Bar and Grill located at 5838 W Double Adobe Rd in McNeal. The event starts at 7:30 p.m.
Approximately $200,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded nationwide including the grand prize of $100,000 cash to the national winner. The grand prize will be presented at the national final televised special.
Designed to find the most promising country music talent in the United States for the past 30 years, the Texaco Country Showdown gives aspiring artists a chance to launch their professional careers. Thousands of performers compete annually for the Country Showdown title.
Each year hometown talent contests sponsored by over 500 local radio stations across the country pave the road to stardom. Local winners advance to over 40 state contests where the prizes include $1,000 in cash and the opportunity to compete at one of five regional contests in the fall. The five regional winners receive an expense-paid trip to the national final to compete for $100,000 and the coveted national title.
“We consider the Texaco Country Showdown on of the most anticipated events in country music each year,” said Howard Henderson, general manager for KDAP FM. “It is an exciting community event that provides aspiring artists in our area an opportunity for state, regional, and national exposure while promoting a greater appreciation of country music.”
Open to vocal and or instrumental performers, the Texaco Country Showdown welcomes individual acts or groups with up to seven members to compete. Acts also must not have performed on a record charted in the top 100 country format of Billboard, Radio and Records, or the Gavin Report within eighteen months preceding local competition.
A $20 entry fee is required of all acts entering the Texaco Country Showdown competitions produced by participating country music radio stations. To ensure fairness, a uniform judging system is used on all levels of competition.
Entry forms must be received by Aug. 23; forms are available at KDAP FM, Shoe Salon and Western Junction Bar and Grill or by calling KDAP FM at (520) 364-3484.