How would you like to join the ranks of Garth Brooks, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley and LeAnn Rimes?

These artist have something in common, they all got their start from The Texaco Country Showdown.  It's America’s largest country music talent show, and it's coming to Texarkana!!!

Join Kicker Monday, Sept. 17 and Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Four States Fair Amphitheater during the Four States Fair & Rodeo, and see if you have what it takes to be the next country superstar!

We have a TON of talent in our area, so it's about time to to show our stuff and let it be known!

For over 30 years, the Texaco Country Showdown has given country music hopefuls a chance  to launch their music careers.

This talent contest is open to amateurs from all over the Ark-La-Tex. Will you become the next Texaco Country Showdown star?

Here's how to enter the contest.

Open to vocal and/or instrumental performers, the Texaco Country Showdown welcomes individual acts or groups with up to seven members to compete. All entries must be accompanied by an audition tape or CD.

How Will the Winner Be Selected?

The first night, a panel of impartial judges will narrow down the entries to 10. Those finalists will perform at the Fair Amphitheater in front of a packed house the second night.

The local winner then goes to the state competitions, the state’s winners go to the regional competition. Those winners head to the National Finals in Nashville for a chance to win the $100,000 grand prize.

Entry Form

Download the Texaco Country Showdown Entry Form here. But hurry, entries must be received by Aug. 31!