Escanaba – September 10, 2011– The Island Resort & Casino in Harris will host the Michigan State Final of the 30th Annual Texaco Country Showdown, America’s largest country music talent search.
Great Lakes Radio General Manager Todd Noordyk said, “We have been involved in the showdown for 20 years and have consistently been delighted with local Upper Peninsula talent. This is to be a great showdown final.”
The show will be held on the Island Showroom Main Stage Saturday, September 10 at 7:00 pm ET.
Contestants at this year’s Texaco Country Showdown Michigan State Final represent radio stations: WQTE Adrian, WWBR Big Rapids, WYCD Detroit, WBCH Hastings, WIKB Iron River, WPIQ Manistique, WFXD Marquette, WQXO Munising, WKQS Negaunee, and WRUP Palmer.
Annually, over 450 radio stations across the country sponsor local contests. Winners advance to their state events where prizes include $1,000 and the opportunity to compete in one of five regional events.
Regional winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to the National Final in Nashville to compete for $100,000 and the coveted title, “Best New Act in Country Music.”About the Showdown: Each year, more than 50,000 artists compete throughout the U.S.
Past local, state, and regional winners include: Martina McBride, Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Neal McCoy, Sara Evans, Brad Paisley and Billy Ray Cyrus. Visit www.texacocountryshowdown.com for more information.
The Island Resort & Casino is Michigan’s premiere destination for quality entertainment, superior gaming, and top accommodations. Whether you want to relax or have a night on the town, Island Resort & Casino is the place to visit. For more information visit, www.islandresortandcasino.com or call, 800.682.6040.