The Country Showdown is America's Largest and Longest running Country Music Talent Showcase! Each year radio stations across the country host local final events where winner progress through Regional and Semi-Finals leading to our exciting National Final Showcase where one artist will be named "Best New Act In Country Music"! Winner receives a $100,000 artist development prize package.
All artists who enter receive a season of mentoring through our blog, private Facebook and Webinar events and receive offers from our industry partners helping them learn to develop their craft and market their music careers. Visit www.thecountryshowdown.com for more information.
Rules & Eligibility
The Showdown is open to vocal and/or instrumental performers, individuals, or groups of up to seven members who have not performed on a record listed in the national record charts of Billboard within eighteen months preceding local competition.
There is a $30.00 entry fee per act and all contestants must begin their competition by performing at showdowns produced by participating country music radio stations. To be selected as a local showdown participate you must enter online.
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a. I am/we are not an act with over seven individuals.
b. I/we have not performed on a record listed in Billboard within eighteen months preceding local competition.
c. I have completed my entry form and submitted my payment for $30
d. I am/we are not part of the local backup band nor am I/are we related to any member of the local backup band by birth or marriage nor have I/we performed with the local back-up band or any member of the local backup band for monetary compensation within the past year.
e. I am/we are not an owner, controlling stockholder or employee of and I am/we are not related by birth or marriage, nor do I/we live in the same household as the local Showdown judge, the radio station sponsoring the local Showdown contest, any national sponsor, CS, or any employee, controlling stockholder, owner, officer or agent of any of the foregoing parties.
f. I/we have not already been declared a Local winner of a season 36 Country Showdown and eligible for a Regional Showcase.
g. I/we have never been a National Winner, either as an individual or as part of a group of the past 3 seasons of the Country Showdown.
ENTRY FORM ONLINE
All 2017 entires into the 36th Annual Country Showdown must be submitted through the online system.