America's Largest Country Music Talent Search

The 28th annual Colgate Country Showdown is coming to Raton, New Mexico. KBKZ-FM will host the America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion. Approximately $200,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded nationwide, including the grand prize of $100,000 cash to the national winner, presented at the National Final televised special.

There is no charge for the event. Sponsors include Phillips Broadcasting owners of KBKZ-FM "Coyote Country" and the Raton Chamber and Economic Development Council. A cash prize of $300 will be awarded at the local competition, with the winner representing Raton in the state finals at the Sky City Casino near Grants, New Mexico, later this summer.

Designed to find the most promising country music talent in the United States for the past 28 years, the Colgate Country Showdown gives aspiring artists a chance to launch their professional careers. Thousands of performers compete annually for the Country Showdown title.

Open to vocal performers, the Colgate Country Showdown welcomes individual acts or groups the chance to compete. Acts must not have performed on a recording that has charted in the top 100 county format of Billborard, Radio and Records, or the Gavin Report within 18 months preceding the local competition. A $15 entry fee is required of all acts entering the Colgate Country Showdown competition.


Ripley Park
North Second St. & Savage Avenue
Raton, NM 87740

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Registration deadline is Friday, June 26. For more information and a registration application, call 1-800-791-8028.