Get ready East Texas! We've got some major news for our local country musicians looking to take that next step to Nashville. We are working with Taste of Country and Taste of Country Risers in their campaign to find the most promising group of country artists poised to break out in 2018.

If you win our local contest, it will put you or your band into a national competition with other hometown hot seat winners from around the country - 35 total. And if you win that round, the winner will be the centerpiece of a feature article on Taste of Country and will be featured on Taste of Country Nights with Sam Alex, the nationally syndicated radio show broadcast from the heart of Nashville across the United States.

In the first leg of the competition, we're asking artists to send us a music video of theirs to showcase for initial voting. Don't worry, it doesn't have to be professional - we're just looking for talented artists!

Here's how it's going to work

From now until Friday, December 22 we will take online submissions, which will entail the following:

  • Band name/origin (you must live within KNUE listening area)
  • Your music video to put on the KNUE YouTube channel
  • Contact

Once all of your submissions are in, we will be basing votes on YouTube views. So get your friends to watch the video once every day until Friday, January 5.

The band with the most views on our designated contest page will be our East Texas ToC Hometown Riser Winner!

Wondering if this is actually worth it? Ask some of the 2017 ToC Risers:

Good luck!

Taste of Country Hometown Risers Submission Form

Make sure to include all information so we can get back to you!
  • Band Name*
  • Music video*Don't worry if it's just a video of you playing guitar to your phone. We just want to hear you!
    Upload
  • PhotoLet us highlight you on KNUE also. Give us your best shot!
    Upload