ALAN DOYLE is no stranger to the Hoedown stage, and is back by popular demand after performing in 2016! Doyle is a celebrated Canadian folk-rock musician, who says he is “the luckiest guy I’ve ever even heard of. This was all I ever wanted, a life in the music business, singing concerts.” Initially made famous with the band Great Big Sea, Doyle has gone on to have a successful career as a solo artist.
In 2017, Doyle was named a Member of the Order of Canada, “for his contributions to the musical traditions of his home province and for his commitment to numerous local charitable initiatives.” Doyle’s spirit of giving and generosity, along with his incredible musical talents, are a perfect match with what the Magna Hoedown is all about!
Hoedown Showdown Finals
The Hoedown Showdown is our country music talent competition. Applicants participate in Prelims (Top 40), Semi-Finals (Top 20), and the Top 10 Finalists compete in a variety show on the first night of the Hoedown. The incredible competitors perform with our Hoedown Showdown house band in front of a panel of adjudicators and the winner is announced! To find out more about the competition visit www.hoedown.ca/showdown.
Vicki Biersteker 2018 Hoedown Showdown Winner
Music has always been an important part of VICKI BIERSTEKER’s life. She plays piano and guitar, and though she has always enjoyed singing she is relatively new to performing – could’ve fooled us! Vicki loves sharing her musical gift with others, and Hoedown fans were blown away when they realized it was her first public performing experience. This Schomberg native is excited to share her newly recorded song, Heaven’s Most Wanted, at this year’s Magna Hoedown!
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Finals of the Hoedown Showdown Talent Competition
2018 Hoedown Showdown Winner
Line Dancing & 2019 Hoedown Showdown Winner Is Announced