The Texaco Country Showdown state competition was held this weekend and we are mighty proud! Representing KYSS FM and western Montana, Melissa Harris celebrated her wedding day and received the highest scores at the 31st annual Showdown, held at the State Fair in Great Falls on Saturday, July 28. She won our local competition in early June.

With her victory, Melissa won $1,000 and earns the right to represent us at the West Regional Final in Coos Bay, Oregon on Nov. 10. If you know Melissa, let her know you're cheering for her all the way, as the winner of that competition moves on to Nashville to compete for $100,000 and a recording contract. I'm pretty sure the last time our local winner won a state title was Shane Clouse back in 2005. It's quite an accomplishment, and I will try to get Melissa into the studio for an interview ASAP.  DB