(Jasper) – Anticipation and excitement are higher than ever as country radio station 100.9FM WBDC has announced the contestants for the 42nd Annual WBDC Country Showdown presented by Mercy Urgent Care.

It will be held at the Jasper Arts Center on Friday, June 7th at 6:30pm EST. The country music talent search gives local talent the chance to win over $1,000 in cash and prizes. Twelve acts from across the region are performing this year, with a few returning and some making their Showdown debut. The contestants taking the stage this year are:

Charlie Archer of Dugger, IN
Jenna Rose of New Castle, IN
Neil Allen of Bedford, IN
Last Minute of Yorktown, IN
Margaret Moore of Jasper, IN
Callie Grace of Jasper, IN
Rick LeDune of Spencer, IN
Doe Elliott of Hardingsburg, IN
Nic Strain of Terre Haute, IN
Jayla Harris of Petersburg, IN
Shelby Keeker of Otwell, IN
Whiskey & Wine of Bloomfield, IN

WBDC is thrilled that No Fences: The Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute will be entertaining the crowd and backing the talented contestants as our house band. Tickets are available for purchase for $15 at the WBDC Studios at 458 3rd Avenue in Jasper during normal business hours. $2 of every ticket sold will go directly to the
local non-profit organization, TRI-CAP.

Now in its 42nd year, the WBDC Country Showdown continues to showcase this region’s talent, celebrate country music, and provide a family friendly event that gives back to our communities. From the first winners, “Crossfire” in 1982, to last year’s winner, “Tony Patrick”, the WBDC Country Showdown has proved to be a
must-see event for country music fans of all ages.