Country Music Showdown Presented By Ringers Western
Location: XXXX Stockmen’s Bar & Grill
Time: 10:30am – 6pm
Now held on the Saturday 18 August, Ekka’s Country Music Showdown Presented by Ringers Western is a place for rising stars to showcase their talent and catch their big break!
Budding music stars will have the chance to share in $10,000 worth of cash and prizes, that will help excel their Nashville dreams.
Artists aged 12 years and over will get the ultimate music experience, performing to Ekka crowds backed by Brisbane based live band Southwest.
Judging the competition will be Dan Biddle from the Country Music Association of Australia, Cecil Coleman from Native Tongue Music Publishing, Joel Edmondson from QMusic (Open class only) country music star Adam Brand (Junior class only), Johnno Keetels from Universal Music and Martine Cotton from Music Industry Inside Out.
A win in this competition means a boost to an artist’s music career, with last year’s junior winner Blake O’Connor recently touring Australia with country music couple Brooke McClymont and Adam Eckersley on their Highway Sky Tour and getting ready to release a self-titled EP later this year.
Top prizes include 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).