Rimes To Host Colgate Country Showdown

leann rimesAmerica’s largest country music talent search will hold its National Final at the Ryman Auditorium on January 14th, 2010 with LeAnn Rimes hosting for the fourth consecutive year. The 28th Annual Colgate Country Showdown will have five regional winners competing for $100,000 and the title “Best New Act in Country Music.”

The finalists have competed in numerous local and regional events to make it to the National Final. Representing their hometown radio stations are Karla Davis (Southeast Region), Kendall Phillips (Midwest Region), Terry Lee Spencer (Northeast Region), Whisky Row (West Region), and Casey Lee Smith (Southwest Region).

The one-hour special will be taped for television and nationally syndicated to air in spring 2010. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the Showdown starts at 7:30 p.m. For free tickets, call the Ryman Box Office at 615-889-3060.

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