Tennessee Diamonds Performer Finalist in Major Competition

December 5th, 2010
Nashville, Tennessee (December 7, 2010)Jaclyn North, the South Arkansas State Winner, walked away with the Southeast Regional Title, as well as an all-expense paid trip to the National Final of the 29th Annual Colgate Country Showdown in Nashville, Tennessee on January 13, 2011. ChristmasVille in Rock Hill, South Carolina hosted the event and showcased 8 other acts, who won their local and state competitions. They were: Jason Todd Herring- North/South Carolina (WRHI, Ft. Mill), Ashley McBryde- Tennessee (WKBQ, Covington), Rikki Jo- Kentucky (WKDP, Corbin), McKayla Reese- Georgia (WGOG, Walhalla, SC), Amy Greenlee- Mississippi (WBYP, Yazoo), Ariel Jade- Gulf Coast (WBKN, Brookhaven), Mark Burke- Florida (WOKC, Okeechobee), and Larry Lee Cheshire-North Arkansas (KOKC, Searcy).
Before advancing to the state level, Jaclyn North won her local competition representing KHOZ in Harrison. This singer/songwriter describes her style as a smooth blend of southern rock and traditional country. As a former American Idol contestant, Jaclyn North’s popularity is gaining momentum and hopes a win at the National Final will catapult her music career.  
At the Southeast Regional Final, Jaclyn North performed songs, When God Fearin’ Women Get the Blues and an original composition, One Bottle of Wine.  Learn More by visiting,
As one of the five regional winners from across the country Jaclyn North will compete for $100,000 and the coveted National Title, “Best New Act in CountryMusic” in Nashville, Tennessee on January 13, 2011.  
About the Showdown: Each year, more than 50,000 artists compete in local competitions throughout the U.S. In all four levels of competition– local, state, regional and national, a uniform judging system is used. The 1-10 point scoring system is used for the following categories: Marketability in Country Music, Vocal/Instrumental Ability, Originality of Performance; Stage Presence/Charisma and Talent with bonus points for Song Writing. Past local, state and regional winners include: Brad Paisley, Garth Brooks, Martina McBride, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Sara Evans.  Log on to for more information about the Colgate Country Showdown.  
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# # #   For Further Information Contact:  
Colgate Country Showdown/SPI
Tel. 615.321.5130 Fax 615.320.1708
Jaclyn North:
Hallmark Direction Company
Shelia Shipley Biddy:
John Dorris:
713 18th Avenue South Nashville, TN  37203
(615) 320-7714 Ext. 226

Jaclyn North with Colgate Country Regional Award

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