The "32nd Annual Texaco Country Showdown" is coming to the Branson Landing on June 14th! 102.9 the Z will host America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion. Approximately $200,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded nationwide including the Grand Prize of $100,000 cash to the National Winner, presented at the National Final televised special.
Designed to find the most promising country music talent in the United States for the past thirty 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.
102.9 the Z considers the Texaco Country Showdown one of the most anticipated events in country music each year. 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. We are pleased and proud to be a local sponsor in the 32nd Annual Texaco Country Showdown!
This Year's Contestants:
1. Gwendlyn Kay - Shirley, AR
2. Jason Duncan - Nashville, TN
3. Paul Alvin - Holiday Island, AR
4. Jon Billings - Harrison, AR
5. Kashina McGrath - Omaha, AR
6. Kendra Bruce - Harrison, AR
7. Beau Jenkins - Harrison, AR
Sponsored by Famous Dave's in Branson, MO.
Time & Date: Friday, June 14th at 4:30pm.
Emcee and Judges:
Clay Cooper is emceeing and his band Country Music Express are playing back up for the contestants. Our celebrity panel of judges include:
- Jana King Evans - performs with Mickey Gilley at the Mickey Gilley Theater
- Paul Harris - from the Cleverlys (performed at the CMA Festival three years in row)
- Trey Wilson - from New South at the Grand Jubilee Show
- Paul Eve - who plays Johnny Cash at the Legends in Concert Theater
- Tammy Scholten - Director of Marketing & Entertainment at the Branson Landing
- Mynn Meredith - General Manager of the Andy Williams Theater
Be sure to stay after the show, we will be hosting a street dance from 8:00pm to 11:00pm!