Bailey wins Country Showdown


Courtesy photo Brianna Bailey was named the winner of the Country Showdown regional competition held at USC Union.

Courtesy photo Contestants and performers included Brianna Bailey, Dennis Crisp, Rylee Harris, Gabby Hornsby, Andrea Nash, Tracy Wilson, David Lee Sanders, Dennis Johnson, Josh Lydia and Jerry Wayne Tucker.

UNION — The 34th Annual Country Showdown local competition concluded on June 12, naming Brianna Bailey as the winner.

America’s largest country music talent search and radio promotion was held at USC Union. This win marks completion of the first step in the prestigious national contest.

Brianna’s combination of musical talent, stage presence, charisma, musicianship and originality caught the attention of judges Erin Bates, Buddy Wilkes, and Scotty Silvers.

This fall, Bailey will advance to the state finals 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 finals, exuding talent and energy in their performances to compete for the $100,000 grand prize and the national title.

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 radio broadcasts.

The Country Showdown also featured Dennis Crisp, Rylee Harris, Gabby Hornsby, Andrea Nash, Tracy Wilson, David Lee Sanders, Dennis Johnson, Josh Lydia, and Jerry Wayne Tucker.

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