Also part of the Country Stampede in Qilliamston, was the 24th annual Colgate Country Showdown singing competition. This vocal showcase is a chance for upcoming country music talent to let their voices be heard. The contest starts out with over 400 local artists from areas throughout the U.S. Winners then advance and compete for the national title and a grande prize of 100-thousand dollars. The winner of this local compeitition will get a thousand bucks, and will advance to one of the six regional finals.