This past weekend in Austin, Texas, if you weren't at South By Southwest--you were probably hanging out at the Rodeo Austin, enjoying the fair, music, BBQ, and brave folks risking life and limb on the backs of two-ton animals.
And, of course, watching the Rodeo's "Battle Of The Bands" competition--a contest sponsored by Ram Trucks in search of finding the next new hot name in country music. (You may have read my interviews with the two finalist competitors here and here.)
So, wondering who won?
Well, I was there, I was one of the judges and helped determine the champion, and it was a hard decision. But before I get into all of that, let me take you on a little recap of Ram's Rodeo Austin weekend.
Saturday was spent at the Rodeo's fairgrounds, where I and my fellow Ram judges got to meet and hang out with the two finalists, Justine Blazer and the Natalie Turgeon Band. Let me tell you, there's no better icebreaker than a bit of old-fashioned BBQ, some nice loud live country music,Read More »from Ram Trucks’ ‘Battle Of The Bands’: We Have A Winner, Folks!