The 39th Annual WBDC Country Showdown


The 39th Annual WBDC Country Showdown local competition concluded on June 10th naming Katie Gullquist of Evansville as the winner! The area’s longest running country music talent search and was held at the Jasper Arts Center.
Katie’s combination of musical talent, stage presence, charisma, and musicianship caught the attention of the judges. Bubba Wiggles of Linton, Indiana was First Runner Up, and Tony Patrick of Marion, Indiana was Second Runner Up. This year’s judges included Chris Camp, Kyle Lueken, and Amanda Tempel.

The 39th annual WBDC Country Showdown was backed by The Dusty Miller Band–featuring Dusty Miller, Craig Brown, Richie Chubb, Lee Hoefling, Jeff Vanderplough, and.Jake Miller

The WBDC Country Showdown also featured:

Eliana Weston of Northern Indiana

Annabel Whitledge of Robards, KY

Ash of Paducah, KY

Robert Reutman of Celestine, IN

Rottet Family of Jasper, IN

Neil Buechiein of Bedford, IN

Callie Powell of Jasper, IN

Kilbuck Creek of Northern Indiana

EV Mae of Jasper, IN

Tylynn Allen of Ramsey, IN

Now in its 39th 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 this year’s winner, “Katie Gullquist”, the WBDC Country Showdown has proved to be a must-see event for country music fans of all ages.