This year's Country Showdown is set for Saturday, August 15th at Cowboy's Night Club in Lafayette and brought to you by Service Chevrolet Cadillac. The Showdown gives you the opportunity to perform on stage and hopefully launch your very own singing career.

Now, we just got to get you started. Entering the Country Showdown is simple. All we need is a sample of what you sound like. So, start getting your demo ready. It can be any recording of you singing. It can even be acapella. YouTube videos also accepted.

Then fill out the official entry form and submit it along with the $20 entry fee to our studios at 1749 Bertrand Drive in Lafayette any weekday between 8am-5pm. Deadline for entry is Friday, July 31st by 5pm. Entry forms can be downloaded here or picked up at our studios during our normal business hours. (If your demo is digital in form, email it to

We will then select the 10 finalists who will get to compete on stage with a live band at Cowboy's Night Club on Saturday, August 15th for the title as 97.3 The Dawg's Country Showdown winner.

That act will then move on to the state competition, and hopefully, eventually to the national competition. The 2015 national winner receives $100,000 and the title of "Best New Act in Country Music".

(If you have any questions about this year's Showdown, email



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