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Local Country Showdown Winners Head to the State Finals!

Country Showdown Winners Haylie Richer and Briana Novak

The 33rd Annual Country Showdown local competition concluded on August 2, 2014. This ended our local round of competition and we wish the best of luck to our local winners as they start down the Country Showdown road to stardom.

  • Haylie Richer - WFXD Country Showdown Winner
  • Briana Novak - WKQS Country Showdown Winner
  • Kaitlyn Kachmarsky - WRUP Country Showdown Winner
  • Joey Enright - WRPP Country Showdown Winner

On Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Lac Vieux Desert Resort Casino in Watersmeet, Michigan, these four winners will advance to the U.P. Michigan State Final of the Country Showdown vying for $1,000 and the opportunity to perform at one of the five regional competitions in the fall.

The U.P. Michigan State Final excitement gets underway at 8pm EST (7pm CST) on the Thunderbird Sports Lounge Stage. For ticket information visit lvdcasino.com.

Country Showdown Winners Kaitlyn Kachmarsky and Joey Enright

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

Now in its 33rd 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 the best of luck to all our Country Showdown winners. We'll be back next summer to host more local Country Showdowns!

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Ishpmeing – July 3, 2012 – Festival of Treasures will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2012  from 10Aam to 4pm in Downtown Ishpeming. This year you’ll enjoy continuous music all day featuring the WFXD Texaco Country Showdown National Talent Search and several local bands co-sponsored by John Deere of Marquette.  Someone is going to […]

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Marquette Seafood Fest Hosts Final Texaco Country Showdown

Marquette – 08/27/2011- Lower Harbor Park in downtown Marquette, Michigan was active early into its second day of Seafood Fest entertainment with 7 talented contestants competing for a final position in the Regional Texaco Country Music Showdown. The beautiful sunny weather naturally lit up the stage as each contestant shared their talent with festival listeners. […]

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Texaco Country Showdown in Palmer Michigan

Palmer, MI – August 23, 2011 – The Texaco Country Showdown in Palmer, Michigan was apart of Palmer’s annual Heritage Days.  The fire department was drilling out food for community members.  There was a parade through town and a car show.  Many members of the community showed up at Kid’s Park in Palmer to enjoy […]

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08/07/2011-Marquette, MI- Musicians with a passion to sing gained a lot of support from the community at the Texaco Country Showdown at Lions Field.  With firefighters grilling out, community members playing softball, and township board members being dunked in the dunk tank, the country showdown participants entertained the crowd with their three best songs. Starting […]

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Marquette, MI- There are three more Texaco Country Showdown dates.  The state finals are coming up very quick.  The finalist from all showdowns this summer will get a chance to sing and win $1,000 at the finals on Saturday, September 10th at the Island Resort and Casino. This Saturday, August 6th at Lions Field in […]

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Marquette County  – July 15, 2011  – Four more Texaco Country Showdowns are slated for the following dates around the Upper Peninsula. You could win $1,000 in Escanaba at the Island Resort & Casino if you win one of the following local showdown preliminary events. WQXO- 8-6 – 1p-4p – at Lyons Field in Marquette […]

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  Marquette, Lower Harbor Park – July 4, 2011 – A 14 and 16 year old duo, The Goldmine Girls, won Great Lakes Radio/Texaco Country Showdown at Lower Harbor Park. Ten contestants sang to win a slot to compete at the Regional Contest and win at $1000.00.   Contestants Participating John Rowe The Goldmine Girls […]

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Ishpeming, MI – 07-01-2011 – Here are all of our photos from the 2011 Ishpeming Festival of Treasures and Texaco Country Showdown. Congratulations to Haylie Richer of Marquette for winning the Showdown! Festival of Treasures Photos!

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Marquette, MI – The first of five Country Showdown competitions will be held on July 1st, 2011 in downtown Ishpeming, Michigan at the Festival of Treasures. After that, the next competition is July 4th, 2011 in Marquette at Lower Harbor during the International Food Festival. It’s only $20 to Register to Sing at either competition! […]

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Escanaba – June 8, 2011 – Island Resort and Casino in Escanaba will host the U.P. finals in September with a LIVE backup band and $1,000 cash prize and advancement to Regional s! Singers…The Texaco Country Showdowns are ready to begin in the Upper Peninsula. 5 events are coming, with the 6th regional event at […]

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