Matt Coleman from Joplin, Missouri was the first to perform and the last artist standing at the Kansas State final of
the Texaco Country Showdown yesterday evening.
The judges picked Coleman last night over the five other local winners after he sang two original songs titled “Lookin’ for trouble” and “But You.”
Here’s what Matt Coleman had to say after the competition:
The other local winners who competed were: Halle Stephens (representing radio station KWGB Colby/Goodland), Bryce Gooch and Greg Anderson (KSOK/AM Arkansas City), Bryson Hasty (KSOK/FM Arkansas City), The Tippers (KMXN Lawrence) and Timmy Jonas and the Whiskey Militia (KVWF Wichita).
Coleman was representing radio station KHST/FM in Pittsburg.
The southwest regional is in Raton, New Mexico at the famous Shuler Theater on October 19th. He will join the state winners from North South and West Texas, Alabama, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.
The winners of the Texaco Country Showdown regionals will receive an all expense paid trip to Nashville and the opportunity to win $100,000 and the title of “Best New Act in Country Music.”
— This story images were written and compiled by Beau Tiongson. For additional pictures from the Texas Country Showdown Kansas state final competition, visit the NWKS Radio Facebook page.