Ogdensburg radio station 95.3 The Wolf seeking entrants for 30th annual Texaco Country Showdown contest
Friday, June 22, 2012 - 6:20 am

OGDENSBURG – Radio station 95.3 The Wolf is local host for the 30th annual Texaco Country Showdown contest, and is looking for local talent to apply and compete.

If you think you have what it takes to be a country music star, you can test yourself during the contest.

Cash and prizes worth $200,000 will be awarded to talented people around the country, including the rand prize of $100,000 cash to the national winner, presented at a televised special.

The Showdown gives aspiring artists a chance to launch their professional careers. Thousands of performers compete each year for the Country Showdown title.

will host America’s largest country music talent search and radio promotion.

Hometown talent contests are sponsored by over 5,000 local radio stations across the country. A $20 entry fee is required of all acts entering the Texaco Country Showdown competitions produced by participating country music radio stations. Local winners advance to state contests where the prizes include $1,000 in cash and the opportunity to compete at one of five regional contests in the fall. The five regional winners receive an expense-paid trip to compete for the top prize of $100,000.

Open to vocal and instrumental performers, the Texaco Country Showdown welcomes individual acts or groups with up to seven members to compete. Acts also must not have performed on a record charted in the top 100 country format of Billboard, Radio and Records, or the Gavin Report within 18 months preceding local competition.

Entry forms are available at all Blevins Auto Group locations, at Wolf studios at 2315 Knox St., Ogdensburg or by calling 393-1100, ext. 223.