Back in December 2010, we here at Our Country announced the news that Ram Trucks would be hosting its first-ever "Battle of the Bands" event--a competition designed to discover the next big thing in country music. The contest winnowed down dozens of amateur hopefuls to two very talented finalists, who went head-to-head live on stage at the 2011 Rodeo Austin. (You can read a recap of the whole event here.)
Picking a winner between these two stellar choices was hard, to say the least, but we decided on Detroit native Justine Blazer, a true show-woman extreme who blew away the crowd with her original song "New Country Beat." Now that the dust has settled and Blazer has walked away with her cool five-grand's worth of prize money, we sat down with her to get her thoughts on the contest, and find out what her next move will be in conquering the world of country.
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