Battle of Balladeers Submissions

Calling all songbirds and strummers in North Texas! KHYI 95.3 The Range is coming to Downtown Plano this spring to find the area’s best new musical talent in The Battle of the Balladeers.
The 13-week live music series will take place in Downtown Plano’s McCall Plaza at 998 E 15th Street. Preliminary rounds begin Feb. 25; semi-finals begin April 21. The winner will be chosen by a panel of expert judges at the May 18 finale.
The winner of Battle of the Balladeers will:
• Receive flight and hotel credits for a stay in Nashville where they will meet with veterans in the music industry
• Have their song played on KHYI 95.3 during prime drive-time hours
• Perform at Texas Forever Fest 2025
If you think you’re the next big thing in country/Americana music, apply by February 15th, 2024 
Qualifications to apply:
 1. Single artists eligible only; no groups/bands
2. Absolutely no profanity
3. Must have original songs
Performer's Name: *
Address: *
Phone: *
Secondary Contact Number: *
E-mail: *
Website: *
Performing Since: *
Musical Inspirations: *
1: Can you be available a minimum of 3 Sundays between Feb 25, 2024 and May 108, 2024? *
2: Please provide a link to a video of you performing an original song: *

*By submitting an application to “Battle of the Balladeers”, you agree to allow KHYI and/or The City of Plano to use your linked video and/or likeness for promotion of the “Battle of the Balladeers” competition. 

  • Employees of KHYI 95.3 the Range and it’s sister station, KXEZ 92.1 the Possum, The City of Plano, and any sponsors of the “Battle of the Balladeers” are not eligible to enter the competition.

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