Friday's winner will go on to compete for $100,000 in the finals on CMT
Think about it like Star Search, only for country music.
Similar to Ed McMahon’s classic TV talent show, The Texaco Country Showdown has helped launch the careers of household names like Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Billy Ray Cyrus and Brad Paisley.
Well this weekend, Jasper’s own WYYZ 1490 AM is bringing the nation’s largest and longest running country music talent search to town - and you’re invited to watch as performers duke it out country music style. Regional winners from nine states will be performing at Rocco's in Jasper this Friday, Nov. 1 beginning at 7 p.m. The winner will go on to the nationally televised finals on CMT where they will have the chance to win $100,000 and become Texaco Country Showdown's 2013 Grand Prize Winner.
“This is going to be a great thing for the community,” said WYYZ Production Manger Matt Youngblood. “We have contestants from nine states, and hopefully they will bring their families and spend some time in Jasper. It's crazy to think that whoever wins here in Jasper will be on television in January and possibly a county superstar next year.”