June 26, 2021
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame

For information:


The Showcase is named after John Ritter, Tex Ritter's actor son, because the family wanted to do something to help young people get started in the business. They knew Tex and John would both like this. Tryouts are first come first serve. Judges are professional musicians, singers or promoters who have been in the business for a long time. Contestants will be chosen to compete at the finals on Friday, August 13, 2021, in Carthage, Texas. The winner will represent the TCMHOF the following year at various concerts and special events as the TCMHOF Ambassador. 

Photos courtesy of Don's Photography 




Linda Davis
Showcase Emcee 


2019 Showcase Winners

Bailey Rae from Roberta, Oklahoma
   Sang "Always on my Mind" by Willie Nelson

1st Runner-Up
   Zac Clifton from East Bernard, Texas
   Sang "Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me" by Ray Price

2nd Runner-Up
   Adri Anna from Argyle, Texas
   Sang "Sweet Music Man" by Waylon Jennings

3rd Runner-Up
   Caitlin Drennan from Gilmer, Texas
   Sang "Together Again" by Buck Owens

Fan Favorite
   Chase Dawson from Gary, Texas
   Sang "Help Me Make it Through the Night" by Kris Kristofferson

2018 Winner-Melissa Evans
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1st Runner Up - Zac Clifton, East Bernard
2nd Runner Up - David Lewis
3rd Runner-Up Chase Dawson, Carthage

2017 Showcase Winner - Tiff Taylor

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2016 Showcase Winners

Scott Hampton - Winner
Colton Hall - 1st Runner Up
Sarah Humphries - 2nd Runner-Up
Darren Melton - 3rd Runner-Up


2015 Showcase Winners

Chris Colston - Winner
Ross Tyler Hodgson - 2nd Runner-Up
Colton Hall - 3rd Runner-Up
Tiffany Nicole Taylor - 4th Runner-Up
Darren Melton - Fan Favorite


2014 Showcase Winners

Fan Favorite - Chris Colston Top 5 - Winner Bailey Wesberry,
Hannah Bauman, Lauren Taylor,
Chris Colston, Tanner Young

Showcase Auditions

June 26, 2021, 9am 

Registration Form

Showcase Rules

903 693-6634

Showcase Competition

Friday, August 13, 2021

Tickets: $15 Advance
$20 at the door

Advance Ticket Sales Contact: 
Panola County Chamber of Commerce
903 693-6634
300 W. Panola Street
Carthage, Texas

Previous Winners:
Bailey Rae
Roberta, Oklahoma

Melissa Evans
Longview, Texas

Tiff Taylor
Tiffany Taylor
McKinney, Texas

Scott Hampton
Longview, Texas

Chris Colston
Lindale, Texas

Bailey Wesberry
Terral, Oklahoma

Billie Jo Russell
Emory, Texas

Taylor Heard
Omaha, Texas

Holly Tucker
Lorena, Texas

Lindsey Harding
Longview, Texas

Kimberly Green
Whitehouse, Texas

Cheyane Smith
Ore City, Texas

Shane Mathews
San Augustine, Texas

Carissa Amberly
White Oak, Texas

Valerie Burns
Pine Mills, Texas

2005-2008 Photos courtesy of
Don's Photo
118 W. Sabine
Carthage, TX 75633
903 693-9620