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Country Showdown


The 35th Annual Country Showdown


Long before American Idol & The Voice, the Country Showdown found country music stars across the USA.  The local level is where the journey begins!


The Bug Country "Country Showdown" will be held at the Herkimer County Fair, on Sunday, August 21st, starting at 1pm.


First Prize: $500 and the winner moves on to the NY State Country Showdown round!


The national winner gets a $100,000 package; $50,000 package to the runner-up!


Download an entry form here:

 Country Showdown Form


Entry fee is $20. Form and fee must be paid to Bug Country by August 16th. Bug Country will send all money and forms to the Country Showdown organization. Do not mail it directly to the Country Showdown.


Music starts at 1pm with a full set by the fabulous country band Grit 'n' Grace, then the Country Showdown competition begins at 1:45.  Grit 'n' Grace will also put on a free, full show that night at the Fair, beginning at 7:00.


If mailing your entry, send it:

Country Showdown

Bug Country 99.7 & 101.1

215 Leland Avenue, Suite 101

Utica, NY 13502


Or drop it off at our office Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.



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