“Riegle Family Band Wins th 35H Annual WBDC Country Showdown”
A packed Jasper Arts Center was the scene of this year’s 35th Annual WBDC Country Showdown. Twelve Acts competed from around the region, with the RIEGLE FAMILY BAND of Muncie, Indiana taking top honors. They pick up a $1,00o cash prize advance to a Regional Competition later this year. The runner up was Rodney Watts of Petersburg, Second runner up was Robert Stutsman of Huntingburg.
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 Ruetman of Celestine, IN
Robert Stutsman of Huntingburg, IN ***SECOND RUNNER UP
Julie Garcia and Amy Brewster of Jasper, IN
Brooke Lawalin of Tell City, IN
Rodney Watts of Petersburg, IN***RUNNER UP
Boo Polley of Huntingburg, IN
Luke and Jessi of Whites Creek, TN
Amy Jo Madden and the M.A.D. Women Band of Southern IN
Kira Cantu and Band of Jasper, IN
Cody Ikerd of Bedford, IN
Riegle Family Band of Muncie, IN***WINNER
Carl Sommer of Derby, IN
Celebrating its 35th 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.