The 32nd Annual Texaco Country Showdown is America's largest Country music talent show. It's designed to find the most promising country music talent in the nation and to give these performers a chance to launch their professional music careers.
The Country Showdown begins each spring with over 450 local talent contests sponsored by country music radio stations throughout the US, including US1059 who hosts the local showdown in Champaign-Urbana. Winners advance to their respective State competitions held at leading fairs and venues. Acts then compete for a $1,000 prize, the State Title and the opportunity to advance to one of five Regional Finals. It’s the last step before the prestigious, televised National Final. The audience cheers on the Regional Winners, as they compete for the Grand Prize of $100,000 and the title of "Best New Act in Country Music."
To view the list of participating radio stations in your area, click here. To learn more about who can enter and how to obtain an entry form, click here.