Ranch Factor 2018

Get a sneak peek and help 95.9 The Ranch pick the next big thing is Texas Country Music as Ranch Factor returns for 2018!  Cheer on your favorite as 16 bands compete in a head to head, single elimination tournament every Tuesday night at the Railhead BBQ, 5p – 7p, July through October!  Your vote each week counts with the Ranch Factor Champion walking away with a Promotional Contract from Vision Entertainment, Studio time/production with the award winning Bart Rose at Fort Worth Sound, and a Merch Package from Printed Threads!  

 

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WEEK ONE 07-10-18:  Sweet Leah vs Tanner Usrey

WEEK 1 WINNER:  Sweet Leah

 

WEEK TWO 07-17-18:  Bullet Creek vs Canaan Bryce

WEEK 2 WINNER:  Cannan Bryce

WEEK THREE 07-24-18:  Scotch Mountain Gang vs Coltin Ayres

WEEK 3 WINNER:  Scotch Mountain Gang

 

WEEK FOUR 07-31-18:  Cottonwood Crows vs Austin English

WEEK 4 WINNER:  Austin English

WEEK FIVE 08-07-18:  Reid Farris vs James Cook

WEEK 5 WINNER:  James Cook

 

WEEK SIX 08-14-18:  Clete Bradley & The Mood vs Erin Johnston

WEEK SEVEN 08-21-18:  Squeezebox Bandits vs Clint Vines & The Hard Times

WEEK EIGHT 08-28-18:  Jesse Rasanen vs Joshua Mather Band

BANDS COMPETING THIS YEAR

Sweet Leah

Scotch Mountain Gang

Cottonwood Crows

Reid Farris

Clete Bradley & the Mood

Squeezebox Bandits

Jesse Rasanen

Coltin Ayres

Canaan Bryce

Tanner Usrey

James Cook

Austin English

Erin Johnston

Clint Vines & the Hard Times

Joshua Mather Band

Bullet Creek

 STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS

 

CONCERT SCHEDULE

July 10: PHIL HAMILTON / Randy Brown

 

July17: DERYL DODD / Randy Brown

 

July 24: MAX STALLING / Randy Brown

 

July 31: READ SOUTHALL BAND / Sam Riggs / Randy Brown

 

August 7: MATT HILLYER of Eleven Hundred Springs / Randy Brown

 

August 14: ADAM HOOD / Randy Brown

 

AUGUST 21: CHRIS KNIGHT BAND / Randy Brown

 

August 28: CODY CANADA / Randy Brown

 

STAY TUNED FOR MORE CONCERTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

 

 

Ranch Factor Official Rules and Regulations
Presented by 95.9 The Ranch

Eligibility

Entrants must not have a current recording contract.  Entrants must not have any contractual agreement that will prevent the band from fully participating in the competition. Participating bands must write and perform original music. The competition will consist of live performances on various Tuesday evenings July-October; bands must be available to perform on assigned dates. Entrants cannot be employed by or immediately related to employees of The Ranch Radio Group or any other “sponsors”, defined below.  95.9 The Ranch and Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify or render ineligible any entries based solely on their discretion.  95.9 The Ranch is not responsible for any incomplete entries or technical errors during the entry process, including but not limited to power outages, internet coverage issues, and technical difficulties.

 

Contestants

KFWR, 95.9 The Ranch will extend invitations regarding participation.  By accepting, participants are granting 95.9 The Ranch and Sponsors all rights regarding all photos, videos, and recordings submitted or taken in relation to the Ranch Factor competition for all media purposes.

 

Time Line

Round 1:

Week 1 – 7/10/18 – (2) Bands perform; 30-minute set; 1 band advance to Round 2, 1 band eliminated

Week 2 – 7/17/18 – (2) Bands perform; 30-minute set; 1 band advance to Round 2, 1 band eliminated

Week 3 – 7/24/18 – (2) Bands perform; 30-minute set; 1 band advance to Round 2, 1 band eliminated

Week 4 – 7/31/18 – (2) Bands perform; 30-minute set; 1 band advance to Round 2, 1 band eliminated

Week 5 – 8/7/18 – (2) Bands perform; 30-minute set; 1 band advance to Round 2, 1 band eliminated

Week 6 – 8/14/18 – (2) Bands perform; 30-minute set; 1 band advance to Round 2, 1 band eliminated

Week 7- 8/21/18 – (2) Bands perform; 30-minute set; 1 band advance to Round 2, 1 band eliminated

Week 8 – 8/28/1 – (2) Bands perform; 30-minute set; 1 band advance to Round 2, 1 band eliminated

 

Round 2:

Week 9 – 9/4/18 – Week 1 & Week 2 band winners perform; 30-minute set; 1 band advance to Round 3, 1 band eliminated

Week 10- 9/11/18 – Week 3 & Week 4 band winners perform; 30-minute set; 1 band advance to Round 3, 1 band eliminated

Week 11- 9/18/18 – Week 5 & Week 6 band winners perform; 30-minute set; 1 band advance to Round 3, 1 band eliminated

Week 12- 9/25/18 – Week 7 & Week 8 band winners perform; 30-minute set; 1 band advance to Round 3, 1 band eliminated

 

Round 3:

Week 13- 10/2/18 – Week 9 & Week 10 band winners perform; 30-minute set; 1 band advance to Round 4, 1 band eliminated

Week 14- 10/9/18 – Week 11 & Week 12 band winners perform; 30-minute set; 1 band advance to Round 4, 1 band eliminated

 

Round 4:

Week 15 – 10/16/18 – Week 13 & Week 14 band winners perform; 30-minute set; 1 band crowned winner, 1 band eliminated

 

Judging Criteria

Attendance/ On-site votes- Votes will be collected during each night’s performances and will count towards the popular vote.  Popular vote accounts for 40% of the overall judging criteria.

Judges votes- Judges selected by 95.9 The Ranch will be on-site throughout the competition.  They will judge on the criteria of marketability in the Texas Music Scene, Instrumental Ability and Technicality, Vocal Ability, Song Writing, Crowd Interaction and improvement throughout the competition.  Judge’s vote accounts for 60% of the overall judging criteria.

95.9 The Ranch is not responsible for any technical errors in the voting or judging process that can reasonably be considered out of the control of the station.

The Station, all sponsors and affiliates have no liability for any injury or damage to either persons or property incurred by entering or participating in any contest and/or the use of any prize.

The station reserves the right to disqualify or render ineligible any entry based on its sole discretion.

The Station reserves the right to change, update, or amend any rules without prior notice.

By participating, all Entrants give the Station, Sponsors and affiliates unrestricted rights to any photos, video, recordings, information collected in relation to the contest for promotional or any use it deems appropriate without compensation.

By participating all entrants are agreeing to the Official Rules.

 

Prizes

1st Place Winner:

·         Promotional contract with Vision Entertainment for Artist Management, Booking, Film & Television placement, and streaming promotion

·         Studio production for 3 songs with Bart Rose at Fort Worth Sound

·         $1,000 Merch Package from Printed Threads

 

All prizes are non-transferable or assignable and cannot be redeemed for cash or other consideration, and no substitutes will be allowed except by Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal value or nature if advertised prize is not available.  Each prize winner is responsible for compliance with all federal, state and/or local laws and regulations that apply, including, without limitation, payment of applicable taxes.  All expenses not specifically provided in the Ranch Factor prize package are the responsibility of the prize winner.

 

Sponsors
95.9 The Ranch, Railhead Smokehouse BBQ, Moritz Dealerships, Fort Worth Sound, Printed Threads, Vision Entertainment, Larry Joe Taylor Texas Music Festival 2018.

 

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