The very first Country Showdown was held in 1982, and we are proud to bring you America's oldest talent contest to Cowboys Night Club this Saturday, July 23!

Over the years, many now famous country stars have participated in this annual event, and some have gone on to fame and fortune on other talent shows as well - Carrie Underwood, Shelby Dressel, Carrie Joy Andreas, Deanna Freeman, and Kendall Phillips all went on to appear on American Idol. Chris Young and  Miranda Lambert were also contestants on Nashville Star.

Below is a list of country artists who have appeared on, or got their start in, their local Country Showdown competition. We hope you join us at Cowboys this Saturday, July 23, to support your local musicians at this wonderful annual show!


  • Tracy Byrd
  • Tracy Lawrence
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Mark Chesnutt
  • Jason Aldean
  • Toby Keith ( as part of the Easy Money Band)
  • Brad Paisley
  • Billy Dean
  • Neal McCoy
  • Sara Evans
  • Billy Ray Cyrus
  • John Michael Montgomery
  • Garth Brooks
  • Tim McGraw
  • Martina McBride

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