Country Music Showdown

Country Music Showdown Presented By Ringers Western

Country Music Showdown Presented By Ringers Western 

Held on the last Saturday of show, Ekka’s Country Music Showdown Presented by Ringers Western is a place for rising stars to showcase their talent and catch their big break! 

In 2018, budding music stars had the chance to share in $10,000 worth of cash and prizes, that will help excel their Nashville dreams. A range of artists aged 12 years and over got the ultimate music experience, performing to Ekka crowds backed by Brisbane based live band Southwest.

Top prizes included a Taramalin Sound Package and $1,500 cash prize for competitors in the open category (17 years and older) and Troy Cassar-Daley scholarship to the Tamworth Academy of Country Music 2019 for those in the junior competition (12 to 16 years).

2018 Winners


  1. Jacinta Byrne
  2. Charlie Fittler
  3. Sophie Volp

Encouragement: Georgie Taylor


  1. Cassie Marie
  2. Brittany-Elise Johansen
  3. Maddi Lyn

Encouragement: Felicity Kircher

Useful Information
Contact Competition Coordinator
Name: Sarah Biddle
Phone: 3253 3949
RNA Reception:
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