It’s has taken weeks of performances, but a finalist has been chosen.

For 10 weeks contestants have been singing to packed crowds and in front of judges at Pickled Pete’s Sports Bar and Grill in Osage Beach as part of the 27th annual Colgate Country Showdown Performers selected each week squared off earlier this month where judges made the final cut.


It’s has taken weeks of performances, but a finalist has been chosen.
For 10 weeks contestants have been singing to packed crowds and in front of judges at Pickled Pete’s Sports Bar and Grill in Osage Beach as part of the 27th annual Colgate Country Showdown Performers selected each week squared off earlier this month where judges made the final cut.
Lebanon resident Daniel Gibbs was chosen to represent the local community during the Missouri State Finals at Tan-Tar-A Saturday night.
According to Pickled Pete’s owner Jeff Carroll, nearly a dozen talents showed up each week.
“We were extremely impressed with the local talent each week,” he said.
Carroll said Gibbs had entered the contest before, but it was something about his music selection and style that caught the attention of this years judges.
As the largest and longest running search for talent in the country, the contest is designed to find the most promising country music talent in America and to give these performers a chance to launch their professional music careers.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday at Tan-Tar-A. The show starts at 7 p.m. Nine finalists will take the stage as judges decide on the winner.
The Colgate Country Showdown begins each Spring with over 450 local talent contests sponsored by country music radio stations throughout the US. Winners advance to their respective state competitions held at leading fairs and expositions.
Acts then compete for a $1,000 prize, the state title and the opportunity to advance to one of five regional finals. It’s the last step before the prestigious national finals, which is televised to a national audience.
Regional winners will compete for the grand prize of $100,000 and the national title.
For more information go to www.countryshowdown.com.