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Colgate Country Showdown to be held in August


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Anticipation and excitement is higher than ever as aspiring country music artists prepare for the 27th Annual Colgate Country Showdown at Price City Park, Aug. 2.

KARB Kickin' Country will host the local version of America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion, with this years major sponsor being Adams Motors.

International Days will provide the perfect atmosphere to feature the best and most entertaining talent in our area at this years show.

Acts will compete for the opportunity to perform at the Utah State Fair State Colgate Country Showdown. State winners vie for a $ 1,000 cash prize and will advance to a regional competition in the fall. The five regional winners are awarded an all-expense paid trip to the national final where they will compete for the $100,000 grand prize and the national title.

The Colgate Country Showdown gives aspiring country music artists in America a chance to launch their professional careers. Audiences may be seeing, hearing and applauding the next country music star.

"We have great local sponsors such as Dr. Mark Olson, DDS, Dr. Dorr Hansen from Parkway Dental and Dr. Blane Jackson from A Perfect Smile, as well as Swift Stop and Shop who have helped us bring back the Colgate Country Showdown again this year." says Ann Anderson, promotions director at Castle Country Radio. "Our major sponsor this year is Adams Motors who will have vehicles, ATVs and motorcycles at the park during the Colgate Country Showdown for everyone to check out."

The Colgate Country Showdown is open to vocal and/or instrumental performers, and welcomes individual acts or groups with up to seven members to compete.

Acts also must not have performed on a record charted in the top 100 country format of Billboard, Radio and Records, or the Gavin Report within eighteen months preceding the local competition. To ensure fairness, a uniform judging system is used on all levels of competition. A $10 entry fee is required of all contestants entering the Colgate Country Showdown competitions produced by participating country music radio stations.

Entry forms are still available at KARB Kickin' Country radio station on Carbonville Road or on their website at www.koal.net

Questions or inquiries about the Colgate Country Showdown can be directed to Ann Anderson at the Kickin' Country Studios at 637-1167.

Entries must be received no later than July 15.

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