August 10, 2018
7:00 PM
Performing Arts Center
Carthage High School
1600 W. Panola, Carthage, TX
Tickets - $15
903 693-6634

The Showcase is named after John Ritter, Tex Ritter's actor son, because the family wanted to do something to help young people get started in the business. They knew Tex and John would both like this. Tryouts are first come first serve. Judges are professional musicians, singers or promoters who have been in the business for a long time. Thirty (30) contestants will be chosen to compete at the finals on Friday, August 10, 2018, in Carthage, Texas. The winner will represent the TCMHOF the following year at various concerts and special events and receive a $1000 cash prize.

2017 Showcase Winner - Tiff Taylor

showcase win

2017 Contestants

Katelyn Anne - Lane OK
Crosbey Beatty - Carthage, TX
Arianna Brooke - Allen, TX
Bella Brown - Choctaw, OK
Callie Jo - Bennington, OK
Hannah Dot Cook - Chandler, TX
Kenslie Clark - Durant, OK
Ashlynn Creswell - Denison, TX
Chase Dawson - Carthage, TX
Morgan Dawson - Nashville, TN
Callie Diggs - Durant, OK
Melissa Evans - Longview, TX
Jade Flores - Waxahachie, TX
Emily Greger - Moyers, OK
Kolton Hall - Ravenna, TX
Hannah Howard - Avinger, TX
Anne-Leslie - Marshall, TX
Hannah Manous - Boswell, OK
Tamara Mathers - Linden, TX
Darren Melton - Carthage, TX
Macy Dot Neal - Lindale, TX
Shayne Porter - Cleveland, TX
Bailey Rae - Durant, OK
Laurie Richardson - Livington, TX
Ashley Riley - Nederland, TX
Rachel Rosser - Denison, TX
Roger Rutherford - Joaquin, TX
Tiff Taylor - Melissa, TX - Showcase Winner
Tori Vourganas - Houston, TX
Jeremy Williams - Beaumont, TX

Linda Davis

2016 Showcase Winners

Scott Hampton - Winner
Colton Hall - 1st Runner Up
Sarah Humphries - 2nd Runner-Up
Darren Melton - 3rd Runner-Up

2015 Showcase Winners

Chris Colston - Winner
Ross Tyler Hodgson - 2nd Runner-Up
Colton Hall - 3rd Runner-Up
Tiffany Nicole Taylor - 4th Runner-Up
Darren Melton - Fan Favorite

2014 Showcase Winners

Fan Favorite - Chris Colston Top 5 - Winner Bailey Wesberry,
Hannah Bauman, Lauren Taylor,
Chris Colston, Tanner Young

Showcase Auditions

Registration Form

Showcase Rules

June 23, 2018

903 693-6634

Showcase Competition

Performing Arts Center
Carthage High School
1600 W. Panola
Carthage, Texas


For more info contact: 

Panola County Chamber of Commerce
300 W. Panola Street
Carthage, Texas
903 693-6634

Previous Winners:

Scott Hampton
Longview, Texas

Chris Colston
Lindale, Texas

Bailey Wesberry
Terral, Oklahoma

Billie Jo Russell
Emory, Texas

Taylor Heard
Omaha, Texas

Holly Tucker
Lorena, Texas

Lindsey Harding
Longview, Texas

Kimberly Green
Whitehouse, Texas

Cheyane Smith
Ore City, Texas

Shane Mathews
San Augustine, Texas

Carissa Amberly
White Oak, Texas

Valerie Burns
Pine Mills, Texas

2005-2008 Photos courtesy of
Don's Photo
118 W. Sabine
Carthage, TX 75633
903 693-9620