KRKT is searching for the next country star...are you it?!

KRKT is now accepting audition entries.
Audition entries will ONLY be accepted online.


The Country Showdown is open to all ages.

Click here for the Official Country Showdown Rules & Regulations


Please read ALL information below before submitting your audition entry!

From the online auditions 10 acts will be chosen to compete at the local finals held Saturday, July 16th from Noon-3pm at the Linn County Fairgrounds.

If you submit an audition entry you MUST be able to attend the local finals, state finals (date TBD) & The Oregon Jamboree on July 31st.  If you are selected to move onto the local finals and are unable to attend, a runner-up will be chosen in your place.  If you win the local finals and are unable to attend, the runner-up will take your place.  If you are performing as a band, all members who perform at the local finals are the only ones who are allowed to perform at the State Finals, substitutions are not allowed.


Determining the 10 Local Finalists
From all online entries, a committee will select 9 of the finalists.  The 10th finalist will be the "Fan Favorite" voted on by KRKT listeners.  After online auditions close, all entries will be posted on the KRKT website for listeners to vote for their favorite.
Fan Favorite voting will run from July 1st at Noon through July 7th at Noon on KRKT's website.


Local Finals Details:
* Local finals will be July 16th from Noon - 3pm at the Linn County Fair.
* All 10 finalists will perform 2 songs.
* Only the 10 finalists will be required to complete the official Country Showdown Entry Form & pay the $20 entry fee.  This official entry form will be provided by KRKT.
* The Local Finals winner will be announced at the end of the competition that day on July 16th, 2016.
* Judging Categories: Marketability in Country Music, Vocal Ability, Originality of Performance, Stage Presence, Talent & Song Writing (extra, not required)

The Local Grand Prize winner will:
-  Move onto the State Finals in Coos Bay - Date TBA
- Perform at The 2016 Oregon Jamboree, Sunday, July 31st, on the Spirit Mountain Casino Stage
- A $1,200 gift certificate to work with Nate Roos, songwriter & record producer, at The Castle House Recording Studio

Questions? Contact:
Kimberly Reznicsek | 541.926.8628

* The official entry form and fee of $20 only
apply if you are selected as one of the Top 10 finalists.  The entry form will be provided for you by KRKT.

* KRKT does NOT provide a backup band