WARRENTON - The Eagle 103.9FM and Lum's Auto Center have been searching for the next new country star. The top 10 finalists have been chosen, and they will compete by performing live at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Lum's Auto Center in Warrenton for the title "Next Big Country Star." The winner of the "American Idol" style music contest will open for Certified Gold country recording artist Andy Griggs when he performs at the Liberty Theater Dec. 11.

The finalists are: Alena Sheldon, Ann Tierney, Ashley Olson, Gene Hancock, Jennifer Hoggard, Julie Olson, Karen Merrill, Krystal Schneider, Mykka Abrahams and Randy Willson.

Everyone who attends the "Lum's Country Showdown" on Saturday at Lum's Auto Center will receive a free pair of tickets to the Andy Griggs concert.

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