Stories tagged with: Texaco Country Showdown

September 3, 2013 - 7:11pm
2 years 46 weeks ago

The winners of the Highway 103 Texaco Country Showdown, Double Cut, competed head to head with five other talented musical acts on Labor Day in Marietta.

Double Cut, beat out 11 other local acts in August, which advanced the country band to the state finals at the Washington County Fair on Monday. The state judges faced talented musicians and had to make a difficult decision of who the winner should be.

"They deliberated for a good 10-15 minutes, trying to figure out who...

August 7, 2013 - 10:30am
2 years 50 weeks ago

The big winners at the Highway 103 Texaco Country Showdown have just weeks to prepare for the state competition.

The local band Double Cut advanced to the finals in Marietta after winning big during competition on Saturday. They beat eleven other competitors to take home the first place trophy. The group said just advancing to the next round means a lot.

"It's more or less a dream come true," said Band Member Daniel Spiker. "It's something we all want to do. It's...

August 5, 2013 - 5:52pm
2 years 50 weeks ago

The Texaco Country Showdown went off without a hitch on Saturday and one local band went home as winners.

The competition featured 11 finalists at Eaglestick's Golf Club and a panel judges that included radio personality Tommy Douglas, orchestra director Laura Schumann and talent manager Vicki Maple. The three judges had to make a tough decision between the talented acts.

"I feel for the judges, they had a really hard decision to make at the end of the night and they came...

July 23, 2013 - 10:07am
3 years 2 days ago

The finalists are in for the Texaco Country Showdown taking place in August.

From the 40 entries received it's now down to just twelve who will take the stage at Secrest Auditorium next month.

"We've been in contact the last couple of weeks since they've been picked and they've come in and we've had a photo/bio day with them and kind of explained the rundown of the show," said Event Organizer Sara Shallcross. "In the coming weeks we'll be going through a rehearsal...

June 24, 2013 - 5:33pm
3 years 4 weeks ago

Are you the next big country star? If you think you have what it takes then you can still enter the Texaco Country Showdown.

There are no age limits on the contest. All contestants must do is fill out an entry form and turn in a two minute audio clip of themselves to Whiz Media Group. All materials are due by July 3rd at 5 p.m. One local contestant needed to record her voice on tape for the contest and came to the WHIZ studios to do so.

"Brian Wagner, he's going to be able...

June 18, 2013 - 6:08pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

Country singers, from Miranda Lambert to Tim McGraw to Garth Brooks and several more, all have one thing in common more than their music genre. They were all discovered through a music talent competition!

The Texaco Country Showdown, is a national talent search, that starts in small towns and thanks to local sponsors, this year it will be coming to Zanesville!

"Now they can be young, they can be old, they can be groups, they can be individuals, but if they have a country...

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