Last year KHTS sponsored the band Poor Man’s Poison, who won the local round held at Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park. The four-member country group went on to different state and regional competitions and eventually won the grand prize at the Texaco Country Showdown. Poor Man’s Poison will come back to where it all began to headline at the July 13th Concerts in the Park.
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KHTS will sponsor the winning band of this preliminary competition. In order to be considered for the preliminary round of the Texaco Country Showdown, all contestants must get sponsored by a participating local radio station.
The contestants must submit a tape of their music to email@example.com by the morning of June 25th. Ten acts will be chosen from those submissions to compete in the preliminary round held at Keyboard Galleria Music Center on June 29th at 5:00 p.m.
Three finalists will be selected from those who competed in the preliminary round to perform one song each at the last local competition held at the free Concerts in the Park. The winner will be chosen by three celebrity judges at the event.
After the Concerts in the Park, the winner will move on to various state and regional competitions in the hopes of reaching the 32nd annual Texaco Country Showdown in Nashville, Tennessee.
Past winners of the local, state and regional competitions leading to the Texaco Country Showdown include Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Martina McBride, Sarah Evans, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, and Billy Ray Cyrus.
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The Texaco Country Showdown is America’s largest country music talent show. The Showdown is an opportunity for up and coming performers to share their talents in their local areas, and hope to gather national attention by making it to the final competition. They have the opportunity to gain experience, recognition, and popularity as they travel to different competitions throughout the United States.
The Showdown is open to any vocal and/or instrumental performer or group of up to seven members that has not performed on a record list of national record charts of Billboard within eighteen months.
Performers must advance through state and regional competitions to reach the prestigious, televised National Final. The winner of this yearly competition will receive $100,000 and the title of “Best New Act in Country Music.”
Concerts in the Park are held at Central Park on Bouquet Canyon Road every Saturday at 7:00 p.m. from July 6th to August 24th.
To view an interview with Poor Man’s Poison at KHTS, watch this video.
Source: Santa Clarita News