Colgate Showdown Winner Announced

Johnny Bulford of Orlando, Fla., was named the “Best New Act in Country Music” and won the $100,000 first prize at the 27th Annual Colgate Country Showdown National Final, Jan. 15, at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

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LeAnn Rimes returned to host the televised event and perform several songs. The four other finalists in the nation’s longest-running country talent competition were Korey Blake, Lance Lipinsky, LiveWire and Matt Reeves. The 27th Annual Colgate Country Showdown National Final one-hour special will air nationwide over syndicated television in March and April. For local broadcast information, visit the Colgate Country Showdown website at countryshowdown.com.

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