Twang, rhinestones, and cowboy boots all made an appearance at 2012 Country Showcase, but the main highlight of the night was the performers.
Matt Enik, Kaileigh Bullard, Nate Montgomery and Tristen Smith stirred the Curb Event Center with their high energy performances Saturday night.
Competition between the acts was fierce, but Smith’s smooth vocals and guitar rips won the judges over. Smith will now perform at March’s Best of the Best Showcase.
Enik may only be a freshman, but his friendly stage presence and warm personality was a perfect opening to the show.
Performing second, Bullard showed us how the country girls get down with her incredible fiddle skills. She closed her set with the classic country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”
Montgomery, who has been writing, recording, and playing shows for nearly four years, showed us his Alabama roots. His rendition of “Lotta Boot Left to Fill” by Eric Church was a hit with many country music lovers Saturday night.
Smith’s traditionally styled set closed out the show.
Tonight’s showcase was the final qualifying showcase before the Best of the Best showcase. Smith will join the winners of the Rock, Urban/Pop and Christian showcases in the final performance of the year.