The 1st ever Colgate Country Showdown at Woodland Planters Day proved to be a big draw for local spectators. The parking lot on Davidson Ave. next to L&J Feed was filled with people enjoying the 27 year old Country Music talent Search. The Show was kicked off by local Band Haywired who kept the crowd entertained until it was time to begin the talent part of the contest. MC Mike Alston has been hosting the Country Showdowns for KBAM radio for several years, and provided information about the history of this talent search, while introducing each of the 15 contestants.
There was an amazing caliber of talent at the Planters Day preliminary with contestants coming from as far away as Puyallup Washington to compete. The show lasted until 9:30 when the top 3 finalists were announced to an audience that stayed until the very end.
The Boyle Brothers placed 1st. They are originally from Oklahoma, but currently reside in Kelso, WA. They have a website www.4boylebrothers.com
Daryl Pipkin of Longview placed 2nd. Daryl is a longtime performer in the Longview area and also runs Thiels Music on Commerce in Longview.
Our 3rd place winner is Meagan Johnston of Castle Rock Washington. She is 15 years old, and has a powerful house voice for such a your woman. It has been Meagans Dream, and her whole life, to be a professional singer. Come take a look at this talented singer at the Lacenter Our Days where she'll be singing a song or two, just for the practice in front of a crowd before heading the the local finals.
You can catch all of these up and coming singers at the Local finals happening at the Cowlitz County Fair August 2nd at 7pm. It promises to be a great show with an amazing amount of talent. Stay tuned for all your information on local events at lewisriver.com. See you at the finals!