Last night was the first night of the Texaco Country Showdown! Eleven local acts showed off their talent on the outdoor stage at the Four States Fairgrounds.

All the contestants did a fantastic job!!

Judging the competition were Richard Bowden, Jinelle Boyd and Lucky Boyd had the difficult job of narrowing  it down to five acts. Congratulations to Jason Helms Band, Jessi Mansfield, Jamie Klutts Band, Driven and Lauren Marie Presley.

The finalists will compete Thursday night for the top spot. The winner will go on to the state finals at the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock  in October. The winner of that competition will go on to the Nationals in Nashville, Tennessee.

Grab your family and friends and be at the Fairgrounds Outdoor Stage Thursday night at 7 p.m. and support these local artists!