After a morning of mentoring in Nashville the Country Showdown National Finalists had a chance to freshen up before hitting 4 historic honky tonks on Nashville’s lower Broadway.
The Broadway Historic District in Nashville is home to multiple bars and music venues. Both day and night you can hear country music up and down the streets. If you step out the back door of Legends Corner or The Stage, you are met with the side of the famous Ryman Auditorium (the mother church of country music). It’s said that artists performing at the Opry, while it was at the Ryman, would walk across the alley for a quick drink between sets.
Artists for years have played their music in these buildings getting their start and for some, it paid off in a big way with a recording or publishing contract. For Country Showdown artists, it was a chance of a lifetime getting up on stages showcasing their talent to a room full of patrons excited about experiencing the talent that has made Music City famous for so many years..
Brock Wagoner – The Stage
Our first stop was The Stage, also the home of our National Finals, where Brock Wagoner performed with our official Country Showdown backup band. With family in tow, Brock gave an exciting and heartfelt performance dedicating a song to his wife and thanking his family for their unwavering support of his dreams.
Courtney Pitzer – The Stage
Second to take the stage was 20 year old Courtney Pitzer wowing the audience on the 3rd floor of The Stage singing two of her favorite country song covers with her co-writing Mom cheering her on for support and making a roomful of new fans.
Tyler Braden – Nashville Crossroads
Third to perform was Tyler Braden at Nashville’s Crossroads. A perfect fit for this honky tonk that caters to the more rock edge of country music, Tyler with his raspy rockin’ power vocals wowed the Crossroads audience in his solo performance.
Skyline Drive – Second Fiddle
Our fourth act Skyline Drive performed a new song for the patrons at Second Fiddle that they dedicated to the opportunity to play on Broadway. This brother duo received a Nashville welcome and a support from the audience with their heartfelt performance
Elsie – Legends Corner
Ending the night, Elsie and her band performed at the historic Legends Corner where many well known acts are known to drop in for a few songs on any given night. The house was packed as they took the stage and showed Nashville the power of Mississippi’s country soul music.
If you are a country music artist who would like the opportunity to further your music career through mentoring and performing in Nashville, enter this year’s Country Showdown. For a list of local final locations CLICK HERE!