The 36th Annual WBDC Country Showdown Returns

It’s an event that has made dreams come true and captivated audiences for a generation, and now is YOUR chance to be a part of history!

One of Southern Indiana’s longest running country music talent searches returns to the Jasper Arts Center in Jasper Indiana. Radio station 101 Country WBDC continues to host the local showdown, now in its 36th year. The WBDC Country Showdown will be held June 8, 2017. Now is the time for acts from around the region to enter and compete for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. This year’s winner will walk away with a $1000 cash prize, the first runner up receives $250, and $100 goes to the third place. The top three finishers are presented with a beautiful, engraved trophy as well. Entries are currently being accepted online only at until April 28, 2017.

Open to vocal and/or instrumental performers, the WBDC Country Showdown welcomes individual acts or groups to compete. Entry forms and details for this year’s showdown are available online at or Those wishing to enter must create a free online account. This year’s entry fee is $30, and the deadline for entry is Friday, April 28th at 4pm. WBDC provides a talented backup band for performers if needed. Performances are limited to 10 minutes. To ensure fairness, a uniform judging system is used in all levels of competition. For more information, please call (812) 634-9232 or email

“We consider the WBDC Country Showdown one of the most anticipated local events in country music each year,” said Brian Schwenk, WBDC Program Director. “It is an exciting event that provides aspiring artists in our area an opportunity to perform in front of a sold-out audience in a premiere venue while promoting a great appreciation of country music.”

Now in its 36th year, the WBDC Country Showdown finds the most promising country music talent in the area, giving these performers a chance to hone their skills and win great prizes. From the first winners, “Crossfire” in 1982, to last year’s winner, The Riegle Family Band, the WBDC Country Showdown has proved to be a must-see event for country music fans of all ages.



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