Local singers and bands to compete at the Lucas County Fairgrounds for entry in state competitionWritten by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Texaco Country Showdown is coming to Toledo to pit 15 participants against one another in the opening round of America’s largest country music talent show.
The competition begins each spring as more than 450 local talent contests determine which competitors will move on to compete for the state title and then eventually the Texaco Country Showdown overall winner as the best in the nation.
The final round of the local competition is sponsored by 107.7 The Wolf and will take place at the Lucas County Fairgrounds on July 30. The winner will receive an autographed guitar from country music singer Jason Aldean and entrance into the state competition taking place in Marietta on Sept. 5.
The national final will take place Jan. 31 in Nashville at Ryman Auditorium, with the winner receiving a grand prize of $100,000. Each state champion receives a prize of $1,000.
Of the 15 local competitors, 14 reside in Ohio and six are from Toledo.
The entrants include:
- Abby Ray Band (Weston)
- Clark Manson Band (Covington)
- Troy Michael (Swanton)
- Katie Jordan (Toledo)
- Zach Shaffer (Toledo)
- Adrianna Rios (Toledo)
- Claire Cooper (Toledo)
- Kathleen Connolly (Swanton)
- Katie Rose Ialacci (Temperance, Mich.)
- Haley Olds (Monroeville)
- Connor Rose (Bowling Green)
- Annie Welch (Toledo)
- Alina Smith (Laurelville)
- Deana Cromly (Whitehouse)
- Lexi Rapp (Toledo)