The Texaco Country Showdown talent search will present its National Final on Jan. 26 at the Ryman Auditorium. LeAnn Rimes will host the free event for the sixth consecutive year.
Five Regional Winners will perform that night, competing for the $100,000 grand prize. The show will be taped for television and is scheduled to air in April via nationwide syndication.
The year-long competition typically draws 50,000 contestants who perform at over 450 shows produced by country radio stations. Local winners then advance to State and Regional Showdowns.
Past Country Showdown competitors include Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks, Chris Young, Miley Cyrus, Jason Aldean, Thompson Square, Brad Paisley and Sara Evans.
Dean Unkefer is President of Special Promotions, Inc. and producer of the Texaco Country Showdown.
For free tickets to the National Final visit the Ryman box office or call (615) 889-3060.
More at www.texacocountryshowdown.com.