30th Annual Texaco Country Showdown

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

 Anticipation and excitement is higher than ever as aspiring country music artists prepare for the 30th annual Texaco Country Showdown at Macomb’s Heritage Day’s June 25th at 8pm. WLMD 104.7FM will host America’s largest country music talent search and radio promotion, sponsored by Refreshment Services Pepsi, Keister’s Tire Service, Birkey’s Farm Store, Hy-Vee Macomb, Dene Lambkin Honda – Hyundai Quincy.

 Chandler Park located on Carroll St between the streets of Randolph and Lafayette, will provide the perfect atmosphere to feature the best and most entertaining talent in our area.

 Acts will compete for a local cash prize of $250.00 and the opportunity to perform at the Illinois Texaco Country Showdown. Illinois winners vie for a $1000.00 cash prize and will advance to a regional competition in the fall. The five regional winners are awarded an all-expense paid trip to the National Final where they will compete for the $100,000.00 Grand Prize and the National Title.

 The Texaco Country Showdown gives aspiring country music artists in America a chance to launch their professional careers. Audiences may be seeing, hearing and applauding the next country music star.

 Open to vocal and/or instrumental performers, the Texaco Country Showdown welcomes to the WLMD 104.7FM’s Heritage Day’s Showdown, 2 bands, 2 duos and 11 solo acts. Each act will perform 2 songs during the showdown.  Acts also must not have performed on a record charted in the top 100 country format of Billboard, Radio and Records, or the Gavin within eighteen months preceding the local competition. To ensure fairness, a uniform judging system is used on all levels of competition.