MASON, TX – The 33rd Annual Country Showdown local competition concluded on July 11, naming 17 year-old Shelby Comey from Mason, TX, as the winner, who will compete at the state finals on August 22 at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth. America’s largest country music talent search and radio promotion was held at Fort Mason City Park during Mason Chamber of Commerce’s Texas TuneUp and Mason’s Rodeo Roundup Weekend. This win marks completion of the first step in the prestigious national contest.
Shelby Comey’s combination of musical talent, stage presence, charisma, musicianship and originality caught the attention of judges. Comey is a singer from Mason and on August 22 at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth she will advance to the state final of the Country Showdown vying for $1,000, and the opportunity to perform at one of five regional competitions in the fall. Regional winners receive an all expense paid trip to the National Final, exuding talent and energy in their performances to compete for the $100,000 Grand Prize and the National Title.
Along with Comey, other Country Showdown acts included Brandon Adams, Justin Michael Bell, Sabrina Bradford, Tom McElvain & the Dirty Pesos, and Zac Clifton.
Now in its 33rd year, the Country Showdown finds the most promising country music talent in America, giving these performers a chance to launch a professional career. Nearly $200,000 in cash and prizes is awarded to the thousands of aspiring artists who compete each year.
Nationwide, two million fans will experience the Country Showdown via hundreds of live shows and nationally syndicated television and radio broadcasts.