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The Texaco Country Showdown is a national competition that has launched the careers of big names like Garth Brooks and West Virginian, Brad Paisley.  Now a girl from Coal City is on the road to the finals.

(Check out the details of the Texaco Country Showdown here)

20-year-old Krista Hughes of Coal City competed in the West Virginia finals for the showdown and came out on top.  The event was held in Parkersburg on Friday, Aug. 16.  Krista received a $1,000 check for her win.  She now moves on to the regional competition held at Hershey Park in Hershey, Pa.  That competition is scheduled for Oct. 26 and will include performers from 15 states in the Northeast region.

(View Krista's profile here)

Krista was sponsored by Southern Communications radio station WTNJ 105.9.  If she wins the regional competition in October she will compete in Nashville against winners of the other regions.  The grand prize is $100,000.