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Get on the Road to Stardom!

Country Showdown Winners Haylie Richer and Briana Novak

Get on the road to stardom with the local competition on August 1st! You could join the Beats Workin' Band (the winner of our local competition at Food Fest on July 3rd) at the state competition! Follow in the footsteps of country music icons like Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and Toby Keith and enter in the largest country music talent search in the U.S. for your chance at fame and fortune.

We're looking for the next big country star. You could be it! With a grand prize of $100,000 at the national competition, the 2015 Country Showdown will help you get noticed and follow your dream of becoming a professional musician.

Country Showdown Local Competition Dates

  • July 3rd, 2015 at the International Food Fest in Mattson Lower Harbor Park - won by the Beats Workin' Band
  • August 1st, 2015 - contact us for more information and to register

Dust off your guitar and play a few of your favorite tunes at the Upper Peninsula's country showdowns!

Winners of the local competitions will get to compete at the Lac Vieux Desert Resort Casino in Watersmeet, Michigan, on Saturday, September 26 for the State Finals. Here, they could win $1,000 and the chance to perform at one of the five regional competitions in the fall.

Regional winners receive an all-expense paid trip to the National Final for their final performance to compete for the $100,000 Grand Prize and the National Title.

Country Showdown at Food Fest in Mattson Lower Harbor   Country Showdown at Food Fest in Mattson Lower Harbor

Now in its 34rd year, the Country Showdown finds the most promising country music talent in America, giving these performers a chance to launch a professional career. We are proud to be a part of this tradition and wish you the best of luck at this year's Country Showdown!

Call 906-228-6800 or stop in to 3060 U.S. 41 West in Marquette to register!

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Get on the Road to Fame! Enter the 34th Annual Country Showdown!

Get on the Road to Fame! Enter the 34th Annual Country Showdown!

Marquette, MI  –  Are you a basement singer who wants to get a foot in the performing scene? Or maybe you’re a seasoned performer looking for your big break! Well, pick out your favorite song and come to Lion’s Field on August 1st to compete in the 34th Annual Country Showdown! Get your name on […]

Marquette, MI  –  With the 4th of July marking the peak of the Upper Peninsula summer, Great Lakes Radio fired off a little competition. Six competitors from across the Upper Peninsula came to compete at the 34th Annual Country Showdown’s Local Competition at Food Fest in Marquette. Solo acts like Gregg LaMere, Joey Enright and […]

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Whether a you were a fan or performer, the Country Showdown at the Marquette Township Community Days was a blast! Our panel of judges, featuring Miss Teen UP Brooke Brauer, witnessed some fantastic local talent! After tallying their scores, the judges announced that two contestants would be heading down to the state finals! Kaitlyn Kachmarsky […]

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Have you ever been on stage? Two years ago, I competed in the Country Showdown with my sister at the Lower Harbor in Marquette. Now that’s pretty cool! Even better, we won and got to compete at the Island Resort and Casino! In front of an ecstatic crowd with spotlights and a professional back up […]

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Marquette, MI – July 11, 2014 – August 2nd is less than a month away so don’t let your next shot at fame and fortune pass by!  Register to play and sing in the August 2nd Country Showdown at Lion’s Field in Marquette, MI!  The winner will move on to the State Finals, either downstate […]

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Marquette, MI – July 5, 2014 – Not one, but two Country Showdown finalists will head down to the State Finals in Traverse City on August 9, 2014 for a chance to win $1,000.  If they win, they advance on the Road to Stardom to the Country Showdown Regional Finals.  From there, it’s onto the […]

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6/25/2014 Marquette, Michigan — Thinking about winning $1,000 in the 33rd Annual Country Showdown?? Your chance is coming up on Saturday, July 5th at noon at the Food Fest in Marquette! This is YOUR chance to strut your stuff and get your band together and sing to the Upper Peninsula. Make sure you get in […]

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5/22/2014 Marquette, Michigan — It’s time to put your vocal chords to the test with the 33rd Annual Country Showdown this Summer! Great Lakes Radio will have dates posted here on how and when you can participate in the 33rd Annual Country Showdown. There will be several shows coming up this Summer that you can […]

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The Exchange Club’s International Food Festival and The Texaco Country Showdown were a Hit in Marquette’s Lower Harbor Great Lakes Radio’s WFXD hosted the Texaco Country Showdown, which was sponsored by the John Deer Store in Marquette, last night in Marquette’s Lower Harbor. We had 8 great contestants who all performed very well and gave […]

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Marquette, Michigan – A warm, humid evening at Marquette’s Lower Harbor Park during the Exchange Club’s International Food Festival didn’t stop eight eager contestants from taking the stage to sing their hearts out for a chance to win $1000.00 locally and up to $100,000 if they moved on to the national competition.  Great Lakes Radio’s […]

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