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Meet the 2013 Country Showdown National Finalists! | 12/02/2013 

The 32nd Annual Country Showdown National Final is January 16th, 2014 at the Ryman Auditorium. For tickets, contact the box office at 615.889.3060. Do it today!

Here they are! After a year's worth of preparation, competition and more competition, here are you five Country Showdown National Finalists for 2013! Click on the "read more" link at the bottom of their bios to learn more about each contestant and to hear a sample of their music.

Good luck, contestants!

2013 Western Regional Winner
Suzanne Harper - representing KHTS in Santa Clarita, CA
Suzanne Harper was born and raised in the North San Diego County countryside of Valley Center. It was here she learned to sing, play guitar, and fell in love with country music. Suzanne continues to expand her career in the music scene in Southern California.... more
2013 Southwest Regional Winner
Crystal Yates - representing KITX in Paris, TX
Being in the music industry for nearly 15 years, Crystal is no stranger to writing, performing, and recording, having played across the US and Western Europe in the last 5 years. Now, she's poured her heart and soul into her brand new project, "Love Wins", released on Sept 23. .... more
2013 Midwest Regional Winner
Zac Matthews - representing WJVL in Janesville, WI
It all started when I was about 4 Years old, I was would listen to some of my dads old records of Conway Twitty, George Jones, and Merle Haggard. I would sit right next to him all the time, while he would tell me stories of these stars... more
2013 Northeast Regional Winner
Casey Sutton - representing WBCU in Union, SC
Casey Sutton is an up and coming singer and songwriter from Eastern North Carolina. Growing up in a musical home in Pikeville, North Carolina, Casey spent the majority of her free time in the family music room singing the songs of all her favorite artists of the time including Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill and more... more
2013 Southeast Regional Winner
Southern Halo - representing WDMS in Greenville, MS
Southern Halo is a soulful sister trio band whose members were born and raised in the Mississippi Delta...they've generated an exceptionally interesting Blues Country Rock sound. With each sister bringing her own taste and unique individuality to the band with Rock, Pop, Country, and Blues influences, the band has become very well received... more

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