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Welcome to the largest and longest running Country Music talent search in the nation! Take a moment now and click on the links below to familiarize yourself with the Showdown and the different ways in which you can compete, learn and enjoy This is the Country Music Showdown!

The Talent Search - Win$100,000.00 and the title "Best New Act in Country Music!"

The Showdown Mobile App - the entire Showdown web community in a mobile friendly format.

"How I Got My Record Deal" - the Showdown blog based on the experiences of a former National Recording artist, "How I Got My Record Deal" presents tools and tips for the aspiring Country Music artist interested in building their platform.

Showdown Spotlight Podcast - archived Showdown Internet Radio broacasts presented as podcasts.

Facebook - over 70,000 friends! Get in the loop today!

Twitter - stay current on Showdown happenings. Become a Twitter follower now!



The 32nd Annual 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. 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.

The Showdown Mobile App puts then entire Showdown web community on your mobile application so in a way that's both convenient and entertaining! You can even login to your profile page and make some last minute edits just before you hit the stage. This is a great tool and a wonderful service!
The Showdown Podcast keeps aspiring Country Music artists on top of those tactics that can help them further their Country Music career. Click here for more information...
  Former National Recording artist Bruce Gust elaborates on his journey from rehearsal space to studio to arena in "How I Got My Record Deal." In this blog / podcast Bruce discusses concepts and tools that you can use to enhance your platform, your music and your career.
With over 70K friends and thousands of follwers, you're joining a large congregation of enthusiastic fans and committed artists who are accessing up to the minute Showdown headlines and valuable resources. Click here for the Showdown Facebook page and click here for the Showdown Twitter page.

Sara, 22 has become a great entertainer and loves to travel across North Carolina playing with her band "Dew Point Rising" and...

Sara Dew