Capital Hoedown Country Music Festival

Capital Hoedown Country Music Festival

July 21, 2011 17:39 ET

Saskatoon's WYATT Triumphs at Capital Hoedown Showdown; WYATT to Perform at This Year's Festival

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - July 21, 2011) - The official countdown to Capital Hoedown Country Music Festival kicked off last night with the selection of the winning band in the "Capital Hoedown Showdown Finale".

After triumphing over 98 other artists and over 192,000 online judging matches in the Capital Hoedown Showdown, using the proprietary technology, Saskatoon natives WYATT, Calgary duo Pear and Sharon Ontario songwriter Danielle Bourjeaurd all competed in front of a live panel of celebrity judges and an enthusiastic audience at the Lone Star Texas Grill.

Each band showcased incredible performances in closely fought competition. In the end, WYATT was crowned with the opportunity to perform Saturday, August 13th on the same stage as Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans and Easton Corbin.

"This is a great opportunity to showcase some great Canadian country music talent. Canada is full of talented musicians and we are excited to welcome WYATT to this year's Capital Hoedown line-up." says Denis Benoit, President - Capital Hoedown.

WYATT - Ride along the gritty edge of rock to the heart of country and you'll find yourself moving to the sounds of WYATT, an original 4-piece band from Saskatoon, drives the sound of progressive country bands like Emerson Drive and Doc Walker and grounds it with the depth and groove of Tom Petty. Imagine old school southern rock combined with the rich, vocal flavours of Bon Jovi, The Eagles and Rascal Flatts…..this is Rock Country.

Tickets for Capital Hoedown 2011 are available online through, by phone (613) 599-3267 / Toll free (877) 788-3267, or in person at Scotiabank Place Box Office, The Sens Store locations, and Ottawa Sports Experts locations. For updates on the artist line-up and festival information, visit

About Capital Hoedown 2011

Concert International, Inc. in partnership with The Empire Sports & Entertainment, Inc. brings you a star-studded lineup to Ottawa's 2nd Annual Capital Hoedown, making it the largest country music festival in North America. Performing at LeBreton Flats Park on August 11, 12 and 13 are Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Doc Walker, Sara Evans, Billy Currington, Tara Oram, Jason Blaine, The Keats and the Capital Hoedown Showdown winner.

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About Empire Sports & Entertainment

The Empire Sports & Entertainment, Inc. is a promoter of sports-driven spectacles and entertainment events such as concerts, music festivals, pay-per-view programming, as well as other exciting presentations. Led by CEO Shelly Finkel, a legendary promoter, and member of The Boxing Hall of Fame, the company is also globally recognized for its internationally acclaimed tours and artists.

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