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Here are your Showdown "Featured" stories...

01/25/2016 - Drew Hale is the Grand Prize Winner of the 34th Country Showdown National Final
12/19/2015 - The Running Roots Win the Country Showdown Songwriting Contest
12/18/2015 - The 2015 National Final
12/16/2015 - Eric Van Houten is the Featured Performer of the Week
03/28/2015 - Moving to Nashville - What to Expect (single volume)
03/21/2015 - A Little Bit of Magic With Miranda Lambert
12/10/2013 - Be Your Own Story
04/21/2010 - An Interview with Karla Davis
 
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Drew Hale is the Grand Prize Winner of the 34th Country Showdown National Final
January 25, 2016
 
The judges never have an easy task before them at a Showdown National Final. And it makes sense. You're looking at contestants who've been vetted thanks to three tiers of competition. Truly, Drew Hale,...

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Do You Know Any Shania Twain?
December 19, 2015
 
Once you can say you’re a “national recording artist,” it’s tempting to feel as though you’ve arrived. And there are plenty of reasons to feel that way. We opened for John Michael Montgomery on a few occasions...

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The Running Roots Win the Country Showdown Songwriting Contest
December 19, 2015
 
The Running Roots is a duo consisting of Brett Rutledge and Hillary McBride. They were among the National Finalists that...

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Merry Christmas from Special Promotions
December 19, 2015
 
Merry Christmas from the staff at Special Promotions!
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The 2015 National Final
December 18, 2015
 
Among the reasons the Country Showdown continues to endure as an icon in the Country Music industry is because of its consistency in bringing to the National stage some of the best undiscovered Country...

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Eric Van Houten is the Featured Performer of the Week
December 16, 2015
 
Country music singer/songwriter from Upstate New York, Eric Van Houten has been performing and writing for almost 8 years now. At age 22, the high energy and emotion he puts on stage is exhilarating, captivating,...

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Murphy's Ford Wins the November Country Showdown Songwriting Contest
December 5, 2015
 
Congratulations to "Murphy's Ford" for winning the November Songwriting Contest with their song "Young and Restless!"

It's always close. This month you had Read more... 
 
 
Ryan Jewel is the Featured Performer of the Week
November 9, 2015
 



Ryan Jewel, 25, is a singer/songwriter from Front Royal, Virginia. He got his first guitar when he was 7 years old and ever since...

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Merritt Whitley Wins the October Country Showdown Songwriting Contest
November 4, 2015
 
Sometimes the judges' decisions are unanimous, other times you have a situation where the voting is spread out pretty evenly amongst the 4-5 semifinalitst. That was the situation this time around.  Read more... 
 
 
J.C. Andersen is the Featured Performer of the Week
October 30, 2015
 
Following in the footsteps of many famous country music artists, I now call Nashville, Tennessee my home; or at least one of my homes. I was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

I’m...

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Country music singer/songwriter from Upstate New York, Eric Van Houten has been performing and writing for almost 8 years now....

Eric Van Houten