Auditions Open for John Ritter Tribute Showcase


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The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame is holding the John Ritter Tribute Showcase auditions June 23.  

The event is named for the late actor John Ritter, son of Tex Ritter who grew up near Carthage, with the intention of helping young performers get their start. 

The contest is open to amateurs and solo acts only and they need to bring their own back-up music. Country music is the only genre allowed. Finalists from this audition will perform for celebrity judges August 10 at the John Ritter Tribute Showcase backed by the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band. Winners receive trophies and an invitation to participate in various hall of fame shows and events. The grand prize winner receives $1,000. To sign up for the audition download entry form at and contact Shawnda Rains at 903.436.4152 for more information. 

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