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Lineup announced for Country Showdown

Special to the Minden Press-Herald

The 37th Annual Country Showdown is coming to Minden, LA this Saturday night.

Real Country 104.5 FM KBEF will be hosting America’s largest country music talent search and radio promotion Friday night at 7pm at the Minden High School Auditorium at 400 S. College St. Admission is $2.00 for adults children ages 12 and under. Ages 4 and under admitted free. Doors open at 6:00pm.

Five contestants will be competing for the local title in Minden: Brandon Watts of Cotton Valley, Kelly Nicole Gracie Of Minden, Cherridy Adams of Springhill, Debra Winger of Austin, Texas and the band Nine to Never from Lewisville, Texas. The winner will advance to the semi-final, where winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to the National Final at the Stage in Nashville, where contestants will compete for the title of “Best New Act In Country Music,” and an artist development prize package.

The local competition would not be possible without the help of local businesses.

Special thanks to Gibsland Bank and Trust, Crawfish Hole #2, and Richland State Bank.