Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

10 Year Old Owensboro Contestant Wins State Finals

OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/9/13) - Skylar Cain, 10, of Owensboro, won the Texaco Country Showdown held Friday night. The state competition took place at the RiverPark Center, where Cain competed against nine other local division winners for $1,000 and a chance to move onto the next round.

"No words can explain it," Cain said. "I am so excited."

Contestants traveled from different parts of the Commonwealth, including Murray, Corbin, West Liberty, Cadiz, and other communities. Each contestant sang two songs for their performance. Skylar Cain sang "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky."

Aside from the 10 contestants, the showdown also provided entertainment from 2005 showdown winner Michelle Rene, and 2013 American Idol contestant Jenny Beth Willis.

"The showdown is great opportunity to get in front of a lot of different music industry people that you wouldn't normally have the opportunity to get in front of," Rene said.

According to RiverPark Center employee, Travis Estes, Willis was also a showdown contestant prior to making the "Top 20 Females" on season 12 of American Idol.

Willis recalled her Idol experience, saying, "I learned so much from all the other singers, the judges and everyone. It was like one big lesson. It was the best thing that has ever happened to me."

Although the showdown judges could only select one winner, each of the performers are encouraged to enter the contest again next year.

"Not only the winners advance to go do big stuff but sometimes the people that are just in the contest do," Estes said. "It's a good way to recognize talent."

Cain will now represent Kentucky in the Southeastern Regional Finals scheduled to take place at Rocco's Pub in Jasper, Ga., on Nov. 1. The Grand Prize consists of $100,000 and the title of "Best New Act In Country Music."

If you would like to learn more, visit http://www.countryshowdown.com/.

Evan Gorman
SurfKY News
Photos provided by Misty Horn

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Fall at Land Between The Lakes

KENTUCKY (9/19/14) — The following happenings and events are scheduled for this fall at Land Between The Lakes: Hike… Read More

Annual Stroke Camp a Success for Survivors, Caregivers, Volunteers

MURRAY, Ky. (9/18/14) — Approximately 45 stroke survivors, caregivers and volunteers gathered at Lake Barkley State… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 15, 2014 5365

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 15, 2014 5070

Man Accused of Stalking Woman During Her…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 16, 2014 4015

Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 17, 2014 2879

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 17, 2014 2847

Two Arrested for Meth After Traffic Stop

in Top Stories by Alex Piper

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 17, 2014 2879

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 15, 2014 2389

Man Arrested for DUI, Carrying Concealed…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 15, 2014 2265

Man Arrested for Being Under Influence of…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 17, 2014 1885

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Top Stories by Kyle Pharris
September 18, 2014 1501

Manitou Man Charged with DUI

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

September 15, 2014 1588

Owensboro Convention Center Announces…

in News by Madison Strobel
September 15, 2014 1286

Marian Retreat Oct. 18-19

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
September 15, 2014 1164

Parking Committee Meeting Location Change

in News by Beth Cecil
September 15, 2014 505

Owensboro Man Charged With Burglary,…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
September 15, 2014 404

Owensboro Police Department Activity…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 15, 2014 5365

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 15, 2014 5070

Man Accused of Stalking Woman During Her…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 16, 2014 4015

Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 17, 2014 2847

Two Arrested for Meth After Traffic Stop

in Top Stories by Alex Piper
September 14, 2014 2363

Three Injured in Single-Car Collision

in Top Stories by Robert LIttlepage

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06