The 35th Annual WBDC Country Showdown

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March 7, 2016

Contact: Brian Schwenk (

(812) 634-9232

Prize Money Increased for 35th Annual WBDC Country Showdown

(Jasper) 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 35th year.  The WBDC Country Showdown will be held June 9, 2016. 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 by WBDC until

April 15, 2016.

             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, by picking them up at the WBDC studios at 458 Third Avenue in Jasper, or by calling the station at (812) 634-9232. This year’s entry fee is $25, and the deadline for entry is Friday, April 15th 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.

               “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 35st 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, David Wayne the WBDC Country Showdown has proved to be a must-see event for country music fans of all ages.


Our 2015 WBDC Country Showdown winner....David Wayne of Huntingburg!

Our 2015 WBDC Country Showdown winner….David Wayne of Huntingburg!


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