The Colgate Country Showdown is the largest country music talent search in the nation. Stars like Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes, Toby Keith and Carrie Underwood have come through the Country Showdown. Contestants who make it to the nationals compete for $100,000 in cash! Local singer, Hailey Stout of Clatskinie was one of 5 National Finalists in 2007. The top 3 contestants from LaCenter Our Days will move on to compete at the local finals at the Cowlitz County Fair on August 2nd starting at 7 with opening band Haywired. The Our Days winners will be going up against the three fianlists who qualified at Woodland Planters Day: The Boyle Brothers, Darryl Pipkin and Meagan Johnston as well as contestants that have qualified at several other venues in the area. It'll be a great day of entertainment at LaCenter Our Days, including the 2006 local Showdown Winner Mark Ensey, a LaCenter Local, who will be going for his second win.
3:00 - 6:00, July 26th, at the Park on the Bank
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