The second preliminary round of the Texaco Country Showdown is tonight at the White Bluff Community Center. Sponsored by WDKN and The One FM, the competition begins at 7 pm and has once again been moved inside the community center due to the rainy weather. Defending Tennessee winner Jonathan Wells of White Bluff was last week’s winner of the first preliminary competition. The winners of each week’s preliminary rounds will compete in the finals Friday, May 31, with the winner moving on to the state competition. The nation’s longest-running and oldest country music talent competition, the Texaco Country Showdown is open to solo artists, duos and groups who are not currently signed to a professional contract. The national finals are held on the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium and the winner gets $100,000. There is a $20 registration fee and all competitors must be registered by 6:45 tonight. Co-sponsored by the White Bluff Economic and Community Development Committee, the local competitions are free to attend and different groups will be raising funds each week by operating the concession stand at the community center. Tonight’s competition will benefit the Dickson County High School Band Boosters. To register or for more information on the Texaco Country Showdown, contact Nikki Holland at 446-0752 extension 304.