Country Showdown Preliminaries

The Pick-Up Country KNIM Country Showdown Returns, June 19th

Take your family to the 9th Annual Pick-up Country KNIM Country Showdown preliminary contest, Saturday, June 19th, on the East side of Square in Maryville.

The show starts at 6:30, with thirteen acts competing for the Northwest Cell People’s Choice Award!

PLUS! Former two-time Showdown winner Michael Goff will be performing three songs during the intermission and Burny’s Sports Bar will have a beer garden. Bring your own lawn chair!


Contestants this year are:

  • Lonia Bowen, Maryville

  • Codi Nuckolls, Maryville

  • Nicole Salmond, Maryville

  • Destonee Van Boening, Maryville

  • Sydney Billings, Barnard

  • Decker Heyde, Stanberry

  • Stephanie Neal, Maryville

  • P & T, Maryville

  • Lone Wolf (Tom Downing), Maryville

  • Kaci Billings, Barnard

  • Markham Harris, Maryville

  • Megan Helzer, Graham

  • Meva Alden, Carlisle, IA


Performers will move on to the Nodaway County Fair’s Main Stage, Saturday night, July 17th, and the winner of the Country Showdown Finals wins $500!