2013 Texaco Country Showdown in Deer Lodge
The largest country music talent showcase and radio promotion in the world is back in Deer Lodge!
The Texaco Country Showdown is designed to find the most promising country music talent in America, and to give these performers a chance to launch their professional careers. Over 4,000 radio stations nationwide are providing a platform to showcase all the talent. All of these stations will hold a hometown country showdown throughout the spring and summer. Nationwide, thousands of artists will compete as groups, duos and solo acts in the year 2013.
Deer Lodge’s big day will take place June 15 at 1 p.m. as part of the Territorial Days Celebration.
The winner of the show in Deer Lodge will have the opportunity to represent their town at the state contest, which will be held August 3 at the Montana State Fair in Great Falls. The winner of the state title will receive one thousand dollars in prize money and the opportunity to advance to the regional competition this fall.
Regional winners will then receive an all-expense paid trip to compete in the nationally televised finals. At stake is a grand prize of $100,000 and the coveted national title.
One of the keys to the success of this competition is the careful selection of judges.The judging system for the entire contest – local, state, regional and national – is uniform, with five categories and a 10-point scoring system. The Texaco Country Showdown also encourages the use of original compositions. Contestants may earn bonus points for performing their own music.
The Texaco Country Showdown has helped open the door for many notable individuals, including Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Miley Cyrus, Brad Paisley and Miranda Lambert.