Who will be the next Texaco Country Showdown winner? Kicker 102.5 is proud to present the 2013 Texaco Country Showdown at the Four States Fair starting with the semi-finals tonight (9/16) at 7:30 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheater.Your favorite local and regional artists are performing in the competition of a lifetime. Come out and cheer for your favorite singer or band and enjoy the music, revel in the fun and watch the birth of a star. Last years local Texaco Country Showdown winner was the Jason Helms Band.

The only ticket you need to watch the show is your ticket to the fair which cost $7 for adults, kids 6 – 12 are $4 and children under four are free of charge. Admission to the competition is free and everyone is invited to attend. So come on out, ya’ll!

Semi finalists will perform tonight Sept. 16 with finalists performing again this Thursday night Sept. 19 at the fair. The local winner that night will then advance to the Arkansas State Finals in October. If they win that competition it's on to the regional finals in Knoxville TN in November and finally the National competition in Nashville, TN for a shot at winning $100,000.

Here's a list of the local talent performing tonight at the Texaco Country Showdown.

Jake Akin                                                                                     Texarkana, TX

Shelby Alaina                                                                               Texarkana AR

Kendra Bruce                                                                               Harrison, AR

Victoria Carriger                                                                            Waynesville, MO

Starr Davis                                                                                     Atlanta, TX

Bailey Easley                                                                                 Texarkana, AR

Kennedy Elizabeth                                                                         Malvern, AR

Maegan Estes                                                                                 Hope, AR

Kosmic Girlz & Koltrane Band       Klaira, Katie, Krystal, Colton    Texarkana, TX

Kenny Mann                                                                                     Bossier City, LA

Larry Paul, McCommas                                                                  Texarkana, TX

Sherry Powers                                                                                 Texarkana, AR

Leah Catherine Thompson                                                              Haughton, LA

Melissa Wall                                                                                     Texarkana, TX

Showdown Judges: Richard Bowden, Lucky and Jinelle Boyd

The Texaco Country Showdown has supported live country music and offered new country music talent across America the chance to launch their music careers for over thirty years.

See you at the 2013 Texaco Country Showdown and Good Luck!