KHYI’s 2013 Shiner Rising Star Recap!

KHYI’s 2013 Shiner Rising Star came to a sweet end but we’ve got a full recap of the competition for you to enjoy!

22 Bands

13 Weeks

11 Venues

1 Shiner Rising Star

In Round 1, we started out with 22 bands: Emily Herring, Lauren Alexander, The Detentions, Fishing With Dynamite, Buffalo Ruckus, The Matt Nix Band, Hard Country, Shannon Rose & The Whiskey Rebellion, Green Light Pistol, Sean Russell, Ellee Morris, Cody Joe Hodges, Swift Justice, The Bodarks, Jeremy Powers, Doc Mojoe, Calamity Janes, Grand Old Grizzly, Blacktop Mojo, Matt Bradshaw, The Scott Dean Band and Stone Rosevelt!

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Huge thanks to Dodie’s (Dallas), Hat Tricks (Lewisville), Branson Rock (Keller), Southern Junction (Royce City), Smitty’s Bar & Grill (Denison), City Tavern (Dallas) and of course Love & War in Texas (Plano) for hosting Round 1 of Shiner Rising Star!

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Also thanks to Tip Jones (Overdrive Entertainment), Tye Phelps (Love & War, Plano), Dawn Gardin (AMP artist promo company), Mark Jabben (Kona Guitars), Kiernan Maletsky (Dallas Observer), Donnie Nelson (Dallas Mavericks GM), Matt Caldwell, Zane Williams, Amber Ferris, Ronnie Fauss, Deryl Dodd (all singer/songwriters) and Brett Dillon, Chuck Taylor, Allan Peck and Gus Samuelson (all KHYI DJs) for judging Round 1′s amazing contestants!

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Moving onto Round 2, we had Cody Joe Hodges, The Bodarks, The Scott Dean Band, Green Light Pistol, Matt Bradshaw, Calamity Janes, Buffalo Ruckus and Lauren Alexander!

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Another huge thanks to 3 Stacks Smoke & Tap House (Frisco), Club Dada (Dallas), Tolbert’s (Grapevine) and Love & War in Texas (Grapevine) for hosting Round 2!

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Thanks to Tip Jones, Donnie Nelson, Mark Jabben, Dawn Gardin, Matt Caldwell, Rodney Parker, Daryl Lee Rush and of course Brett Dillon and Chuck Taylor for judging Round 2!

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The finale included Matt Bradshaw, The Bodarks, Green Light Pistol and Buffalo Ruckus competing to be KHYI’s 2013 Shiner Rising Star! Love & War in Texas (Plano) was our amazing host and we had 9 excellent judges who ultimately chose Green Light Pistol as our winner! Thanks to Daryl Lee Rush, Grant Jones and James Dunning (past SRS winners), Tip Jones, Mark Jabben, Donnie Nelson, Chuck Taylor, Brett Dillon and Joshua Jones for judging! HUGE THANKS to everyone that participated, hosted, judged or just came out to support KHYI’s 2013 Shiner Rising Star competition and congratulations again to Green Light Pistol!RISING-STAR-RECAP-11-14-13