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May 4, 2024

The "AMerican Idol" of Georgiana

Ready your cowboy boots and grab your ten-gallon hat because the Hank Williams Sr. Talent Showcase is back in town! Nestled in the heart of Georgiana, Alabama, the renowned Georgiana Opry House is gearing up to host this incredible live competition for vocalists between the ages of 16 and 21. Bursting with raw talent and untamed ambition, these young performers are vying for their chance to be the next big thing!

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Georgiana's Annual Talent Show

Named in honor of the legendary Hank Williams Sr

Georgiana Opry House's talent showcase reverberates Hank's enduring legacy, from his teenage Georgiana performances to his illustrious globally-recognized career. Hank Williams Sr. stands as an icon, a man whose velvety voice and heart-grabbing lyrics began shaping the very soul of country music, directly from the stage at the Georgiana Opry House. Hank Williams Sr. paved the way, inspiring countless artists and setting the bar for those to follow in his path.

Who could be Georgiana's next superstar?

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1st Place Grand Prize : Prize Package Worth $10,000!!

Winner will be brought to Nashville to work with one of the best producers at Pat Holt Productions right in the heart of music city Nashville! Winner will record with 5 of the best studio musicians, receive background vocals,  engineer and producer in Pat Holt. Pat has recorded legends for over 40 years and is married to the amazing and talented Irlene Mandrell.  Once your single is finished Grace Records Nashville LLC will provide digital dropdowns to all platforms and to major radio as well as providing the winner with a cover story in 1 of 3 prestigious music Magazines...Christian Voice,  Cashbox and or Cross Country USA Magazine . Plus Georgiana Opry will provide $2500 for travel expenses to help with hotel  expenses and fuel, food, etc. Total estimated package value $10,000

Vocalist Submissions

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Is it you?

Are you Georgiana's next superstar?

The Hank Williams Sr Talent Showcase is a regional talent competition that is held in Georgiana, AL, Hank Williams Sr's boyhood hometown. When Hank was just 16 years old, he and his band, The Drifting Cowboys played at what was once known as The GA-ANA Theater. 


Now, Georgiana Opry House honors Hank with our 2nd Annual competition where contestants will be judged based on their vocal talent.  We invite you to come and show us what you've got! 


It's one of our goals at The Georgiana Opry House is to recognize young artists in our region and it is our hope that this event will bring attention to the existing arts community and promote engagement with cultural organizations in Alabama.

Anyone can enterwho is a legal resident of the United States. Due to our competition highlighting the young talent in this regional vocal showcase, you must be born between Midnight, May 11, 2003. and Midnight, May 4, 2008. (Contest is open to everyone 16-21 years old.) Click for Applicants under 18 yrs old


The entry fee is a one time $50.00 (non-refundable) entry fee. Click now for your entry. 

This 'Live' competition will be held at The Georgiana Opry House, May 4, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Ticketing information is still to be released. Be sure to keep checking our website & follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok to stay up-to-date on upcoming events!


Accompaniment for each Singer is allowed as either singing with an instrumental accompaniment from a karaoke/music file/track or the contestant may play their own acoustic instrument to accompany themselves.

A piano will be available for the live competition.


TO Enter, the official application will be available once your entry fee is paid.


The competition is a two tier process

The first stage is submission of a video demo of you singing your selection.  The video submission deadline is Friday March 31, 2024.

* The second stage is a 'Live' performance in front of celebrity judges.


contestants performing any genre, can enterPick a song that highlights your artistic and musical style and demonstrates the best qualities of your voice.


If you are selected as a finalist , to participate in the live competition, you must choose material ‘appropriate for everyone.' We are a family oriented venue and we are committed to producing a show for all ages.


Give us a call for more information or if you'd like to mail in your application and entry fee, call now, 251-583-2925.  

Click to Video Submission Rules and Requirements

When ready to apply, start by clicking the button below to pay your $50 application fee.  Once your fee is processed, you will be emailed with your application page where you will fill out the initial information form. Please note, you will need to provide a link to your audition video (ex. youtube) in the application. 

Audience Attendance

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Is it you?

Music Fans helping make it happen?

Ever wish you were there, in the seats to see the teenage Hank Williams Sr. playing his shows at the GA-ANA Theatre? Ever wish you could have witnessed and experienced a star being born? Ever wish you could have been able to look back and say, "I was there - I saw it taking place, and I knew it was special too!"


The Hank Williams Sr. Talent Showcase just might be your next chance to do exactly that, when you see ______________________________ perform at this year's Talent Showcase. Don't miss the chance to not only witness and experience, but also encourage, promote and help inspire our young talent to "go for it!"


Join us at our regional talent competition, held annually at the Georgiana Opry House, in Georgiana, AL. We are the boyhood hometown of a teenage Hank Williams Sr. and provided the venue for he and his Drifting Cowboys band to launch what we now know, has become a legacy in all of music. They didn't know it then, just like you might know it now when you see Georgiana's young performers today, but when the next big superstar breaks out from the Georgiana Opry house, just like Hank did, you WILL be able to say "I was there - I saw it taking place, and I knew it was special too!"


We invite you to come and show these kids your support! Click now for your tickets. 


This 'Live' competition will be held at The Georgiana Opry House, May 4, 2024 at 5:00 PM

One of the most remarkable aspects of the Hank Williams Sr. Talent Showcase is its commitment to nurturing and supporting aspiring musicians within the community. By providing a platform for these talents to showcase their abilities, the showcase empowers them to pursue their dreams and carve a path towards success. 

As an audience member attending the Hank Williams Sr. Talent Showcase, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience.

* Dress comfortably and according to the weather.

* Arriving early is advisable, as it guarantees better seating options, allowing you to be closer to the action on stage.

* Lastly, be mindful of any event rules or photography restrictions that may exist, as this ensures a respectful and pleasant environment for performers and fellow audience members alike.

The Hank Williams Sr. Talent Showcase embodies the spirit of great music and serves as a launchpad for the next generation of musical superstars. From the early performances of Hank Williams Sr. here at the GA-ANA theatre to the exceptional performances by today's emerging talents, this showcase is a must-attend for any music fan. By supporting these aspiring artists and immersing yourself in an unforgettable night of music, you contribute to the preservation of a musical heritage and pave the way for its promising future. 

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Georgiana Opry house: Home of a Teenage superstar

Hank Williams Sr. 

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In the small town of Georgiana, Alabama, a young and talented musician named Hank Williams Sr. embarked on his early musical journey. It was the year 1939 when this teenage country crooner graced the stage of the famed Georgiana Opry House. With his guitar in hand and a heart full of passion, Hank enchanted the audience with his legendary voice and heartfelt country-music lyrics. The friendly atmosphere of the Opry House welcomed this rising star, providing him a platform to showcase his incredible talent. Little did anyone know that this young boy would go on to become a country music legend, leaving an indelible mark on the world of music. As the home of the Hank Williams Sr. Talent Showcase, we work towards the same goal with our local youth and unsung talent in the community. Who knows what could happen and who might be the the next musical superstar from Georgiana!


Our Invitation

Locals. Tourists. Enthusiasts.

Whether you're a music enthusiast, a history buff, or simply seeking a place to unwind and be entertained, the Georgiana Opry House is the perfect destination for you. Join us on this exciting journey as we celebrate and preserve the beauty of our local traditions, fostering a sense of community and belonging. Come on in, and let the magic of entertainment, education, and culture unfold before your very eyes at the Georgiana Opry House!

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