Local Music Showdown with Ben Ryan

Join Ben Ryan for the Local Music Showdown each weeknight at 9:10 pm and text 817-877-1959 to vote!

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS

· Ben will play two local artist songs and listeners can text to 817-877-1959 to vote on which song they like the best

· The winner will go on to the next night where the song will compete against a new local song

· After winning 5 nights in a row, that song will be “retired” and join “Ben Ryan’s Local Music Hall of Fame”

· Hear the latest below…

 


 

11-25-19 WINNER: Chance Anderson Band’s “Stillwater”

 

12-17-19 WINNER: Austin English “Heartache In A Small Town”

 

01-02-20 WINNER: Proud Country’s “I Just Need To Hold You Tonight”

 

01-14-20 WINNER: Cade Holliday’s “Have Mercy”

 

01-22-20 WINNER: Natasha Wynn Band’s “Gone”

 

02-11-20 WINNER: Dacota Deaver Band’s “Stay”

 

02-20-20 WINNER: Rowdy Decker’s “Nobody Told Me”

 

 

03-06-20 WINNER: Garrett Bryan & The Traveling City Committee’s “Tunnel”

 

 

03-18-20 WINNER: The Restless Kind’s “Home”

 

 

03-25-20 WINNER: Austin Upchurch’s “Pearson Road”

 

 

04-16-20 WINNER: Darrin Morris’ “Dancin’ In The Rain”

 

 

04-22-20 WINNER: Jesse Rasanen’s “Perfect”

 

 

05-08-20 WINNER: Garrett Bradford’s “Honkiest of Tonkers”

 

 

05-21-20 WINNER: Brandon Kent’s “Nueces County Line”

 


 

Local Music Showdown with Ben Ryan

05/21/20: Brandon Kent vs Wayne Garner

Last Thursday was Brandon Kent’s final round in the Local Music Showdown facing off against a Jason Mamoa lookalike, Wayne Garner.  It was a...

05/20/20: Brandon Kent vs Reed Barton

Well folks, Brandon Kent stepped into the ring for a fourth night in a row on Wednesday with the one and only Reed “Street”...

05/19/20: Brandon Kent vs Flash

Last night Brandon Kent made his way back into the ring this time to take on Flash.  There were a lot of votes back...

05/18/20: Brandon Kent vs Larry & Darla

Brandon Kent has returned for another round on the Local Music Showdown this time to take on a husband and wife duo called Larry...

05/15/20: Celsey Braddock vs Brandon Kent

Celsey Braddock returned for a third night last Friday for a little friendly  competition with a friend name Brandon Kent.  Over 400 votes later...

05/14/20: Celsey Braddock vs Brandi Behlen

Well kids, Celsey Braddock returned Thursday night to take on Brandi Behlen and it was insane.  A constant back and forth but in the...

05/13/20: Alex Engelhardt vs Celsey Braddock

Alex Engelhardt had been picking up steam during the Local Music Showdown then Celsey Braddock stepped in with her funky sound.  Alex gave Celsey...

05/12/20: Alex Engelhardt vs Karen Spradlin

Alex Engeldardt is steadily picking up steam in the Local Music Showdown. Last night a newcomer entered the ring by the name of Karen...

05/11/20: Lyndsey Buchanan vs Alex Engelhardt

We launched a new chapter of the Local Music Showdown last night with Lyndsey Buchanan and Alex Engelhardt.  I tell ya what, there were...

05/08/20: Garrett Bradford vs Byron Dowd

Well folks, Friday night was the final appearance for Garrett Bradford facing off against Byron Dowd.  After some fierce voting Garrett would go on...

05/07/20: Garrett Bradford vs Bryce Dicus & the Mercenaries

Garrett Bradford is really killin’ the Local Music Showdown taking on Bryce Dicus & the Mercenaries last night and scoring the W.  Both songs...

05/06/20: Garrett Bradford vs John Dempsy & the Honeybees

About a week and a half ago a friend of mine asked if I had heard Garrett Bradford yet.  I told him I had...

05/05/20: Garrett Bradford vs Cottonwood Crows

Garrett Bradford is beginning to look like an unstoppable force in the Showdown defeating the Cottonwood Crows last night.  John Dempsy & the Honeybees...

05/04/20: Gary Anderson & the Moonlighters vs Garrett Bradford

Gary Anderson & the Moonlighters have been rollin’ over everybody they encountered like a Super Swamper Bogger, getting ever so close to the Hall...

05/01/20: Gary Anderson & the Moonlighters vs Matthew Hodges

Gary Anderson & the Moonlighters are rolling full steam ahead.  They were able to take the victory from Matthew Hodges last Friday.  They return...

04/30/20: Gary Anderson & the Moonlighters vs Buddy Vargas

Gary Anderson & the Moonlighters are pickin’ up the momentum in the Local Music Showdown as they returned last night to take on Buddy...

04/28/20: Daniel Latham vs Gary Anderson & the Moonlighters

Daniel Latham rolled back in for a fourth night last night but newcomers Gary Anderson & the Moonlighters put up some stiff competition.  Gary...

0427/20: Daniel Latham vs Wes Davis & the Highwater

Daniel Latham made it to night three and faced off against a worthy adversary, Wes Davis & the Highwater.  It was the closest win...

04/24/20: Daniel Latham vs Kendi Jean

Friday was another exciting installment of the Local Music Showdown with Daniel Latham takes on Kendi Jean.  It was a hard fought battle but...

04/23/20: Daniel Latham vs Bradley Banning

We began a new round of the Local Music Showdown last night with Daniel Latham and Bradley Banning.  In the end Daniel would take...

04/22/20: Jesse Rasanen vs Brent Giddens

It’s been quite the journey for young Jesse Rasanen on the Local Music Showdown.  He returned for his fifth night last night and was...

04/21/20: Jesse Rasanen vs Anna Stockdale

Tuesday night’s edition of the Local Music Showdown featured Jesse Rasanen as your returning winner and one Anna Stockdale.  Jesse’s fans would again show...

04/20/20: Jesse Rasanen vs David Adam Byrnes

Jesse Rasanen is chuggin’ along full steam ahead in the Showdown.  Last night he faced off against David Adam Byrnes and would reign victorious...

04/17/20: Jesse Rasanen vs Jeff Jacobs Band

Friday night Jesse Rasanen returned to take on newcomers the Jeff Jacobs Band.  Once again Jesse’s fans came out in force resulting in another...

04/16/20: Jesse Rasanen vs Matt Austin

If at first you don’t succeed; try, try, try again.  On Wednesday night I had Jesse Rasanen set to take on Darrin Morris on...

04/14/20: Darrin Morris vs Taylor Craig Mills

Tuesday night’s edition of the Local Music Showdown would feature Darrin Morris for a fourth night along with Magnolia Motor Lounge favorite Taylor Craig...

04/13/20: Darrin Morris vs Jake Flint

Darrin Morris is steamrolling ahead on the Local Music Showdown returning for a third night against Jake Flint.  Darrin was able to score another...

04/10/20: Darrin Morris vs Keegan McInroe

Friday night’s Showdown was another one with a huge amount of votes.  Darrin Morris returned for a second night taking on a one of...

04/10/20: Wade Bagley vs Darrin Morris

The Local Music Showdown is always exciting on my end.  I watch the votes roll in and it really is wild how quickly and...

04/08/20: Justin Pecina vs Wade Bagley

Last night was quite the competition on the Local Music Showdown between Justin Pecina and Wade Bagley.  Over 200 votes rolled in and the...