Local band wins country showdown

PNT staff

Local band StateLine returned home this week after winning the state finals portion of the Texaco Country Showdown competition in Albuquerque, according to the band’s lead guitarist Matt Wolfe.

The six-member band, comprised of musicians from Clovis and Portales, competed against seven bands from across New Mexico.

The band’s next trip on its quest to win the national competition will be in Raton for the regional finals on Oct. 19. If the band is successful, it will compete for the national prize of $100,000 in Nashville, Tenn.

“We’re just trying to get our music out and have fun doing it,” Wolfe said.

StateLine will perform 7 p.m. Thursday at the Yam Theatre. Admission is $5.

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