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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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Great Lakes Radio’s Texaco Country Showdown was at the Ishpeming Festival of Treasures This Afternoon What a blast!! We had some very talented contestants at Great Lakes Radio’s Texaco Country Showdown today, July 2nd. From groups to female soloists to the winner, A.J. Stone, a male soloist there was a lot of variety and talent! […]

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  stival of Treasures.  5 performers participated in  today’s showdown.  Concord Through Keys a band from Negaunee kicked off the showdown and did a very nice job.  Four solo acts followed from Casey Beaudry, Hailey Richer, John Rowe, and A.J. Stone. The contestants were scored 1-10 under each of the following categories: marketability in Country […]

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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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