Upper Peninsula Michigan - July-August 2011 – Five Texaco Country Showdown events are coming to the U.P. If you sing in the shower, like Karaoke, belong to a band], or sing in your church’s choir — whatever – come sing and play locally in this national competition! Someone in the Upper Peninsula will win $1,000.00. If you sing well, maybe it could be you. Winners qualify for a chance to sign a national recording contract and compete for a $100,000 Grand Price! Whew!
Just some ways to prepare for competition: master two our three songs on your guitar after school, sing Karaoke, sing in the shower, play the Farmers market in Munising, perform before a live audience of musicians at Ishpeming’s Wednesday Night Music Club. Plus, you can’t go wrong playing and singing at your church. You may even joining the cast of a musical, like at Westwood or the Vista Theater. Almost any live performance can prepare you go on stage and win.
Remember, nobody else in the U.P. will pay you $1,000.00, and give you the chance to win $100,000.00 and a national recording contract. So enter into the U.P.’s FIVE (5) Texaco Country Showdown. Yes, you can enter all 5 Showdown’s until you win. You can do a solo, play a duo, or perform as a band. You can do cover songs or an original or two.
If you sing or play, The Texaco County Showdown is the event to jump into. It is the original talent search. The Country Showdown started some 20 years ago, way before “Fox TV’s Idol” or “NBC’s The Voice” and has produced dozens of real recording artists. These Showdown winners are still touring and charting on Billboard this month.
Regional competitions begin at 1pm July 1st downtown Ishpeming at the Festival of Treasurers. After Ishpeming, the next round will be at 1pm on the 4th of July at International Food Fest, located downtown Marquette in lower harbor park. The third event will be at 1pm on Lyons Field August 6th in Marquette Township. Two more events are expected as well.
So please call to register. We have forms to save your spot at our radio station studios at 3050 US 41West Marquette. Get a spot today before they are all gone. It is just $20 to sing up to 3 songs. Originals are welcomed. You will be fairly judged, and five winners will emerge and compete for $1,000. Then one will go on to a six state regional. Win that, and go to nationals.
Call 906-228-6800 to be registered. Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you in. $1,000.00 or more might be yours!