| A packed Jasper Arts Center was the scene of this year’s 36th Annual WBDC Country Showdown. Twelve Acts competed from around the region, with the LUKE AND JESSI of Whites Creek, Tennessee taking top honors. They pick up a $1,00o cash prize advance to a Regional Competition later this year. The runner up was Reigle Family Band of Muncie, Second runner up was Cody Ikerd and the Sidewinders of Southern Indiana.
Thanks all of you who came out, and a HUGE thank you to all of our contestants who made this one of the best Country Showdowns ever!
Modern Day Outlaws of Celestine, IN
Robert Reutman of Celestine, IN
Robert Stutsman of Huntingburg, IN
Justin Rottet of Jasper, IN
American Renegades of Loogootee, IN
Pike Trio of Velpen, IN
Tayler Lynch of Louisville, KY
Luke and Jessi of Whites Creek, TN***WINNER
Martin County Line of Loogootee, IN
Payton Lynn of Winslow, IN
Cody Ikerd and the Sidewinders of Southern Indiana***2ND RUNNER UP
Riegle Family Band of Muncie, IN***RUNNER UP
Celebrating its 36th year, the WBDC Country Showdown finds the most promising country music talent in the area, giving these performers a chance to be named “Best New Act in 101 Country.” Winners competed for a $1,000 cash prize for first place, $250 for second place, and $100 for third place. The top three finishers received beautifully engraved trophies as well.