The Fourth Annual Video Madness tournament is underway and for this year we have 12 competing videos from all levels of country stars, from superstars (Sara Evans, Tracy Lawrence) Rising stars (Jerrod Niemann) to upcoming stars (Joe Bachman, Tyler Farr). Sarah, Tracy and Jerrod are joined by Craig Campbell in earning first round byes due to their recent success, with Craig Campbell's previous success (winner or Runner-up each year) on each year of this contest gaining him the first round bye. What this means is that these four artists have a first round bye in thier regions and will fight the winners of the first round to go to the final four video portion to happen next week!
The Music Video Madness Contenders
The contenders for this first round are Natalie Stovall & The Drive vs. Joe Bachman in Region 1, Robby Johnson vs. The Black Lillies in Region 2, Austin Webb vs. Katie Armiger in region 3 and Tyler Farr vs Small Town Pistols in Region 4.
How Music Video Madness Works
The Bracket will have the winners of the first round facing off against Sara Evans in Region 1, Jerrod Niemann in region 2, Craig Campbell in region 3 and Tracy Lawrence in region 4. After this weekend, next week we'll see region 1 winners face off agains region 2 winner and region 3 winner face off against region 4. Finally, the final two winners will battle to see who will follow Craig Campbell, Andy Gibson and Aaron Lewis in being crowned the winner of the Roughstock's Annual Music Video Madness.
While all these video votes are in good fun, we have a handful of prize packs to give away featuring swag (CDs and/or photos, shirts, hats, etc) from EACH artist in the contest so that means if you win that contest you will get something cool from each artist, not just one item from each of the artists.
Now that you know how to play, here are the videos you can vote for. After watching the videos, you can vote at the bottom of the page. You will be able to vote as many times as you like but you will have to vote for each region, just like you'd pick a team in a basketball tournament bracket.
This region is represented by newcomers Natalie Stovall and The Drive's "Baby Come On With It" vs. newcomer Joe Bachman's "Lookatchu". Both videos feature new national scene players who have been relentlessly touring for the past several years, cultivating loyal fanbases. The winner of this "Play In" game will match-up vs. Sara Evans in Round 2 early next week! Watch both the videos and vote for either Natalie Sotvall and The Drive or Joe Bachman below!
This region features YouTube viral video sensation Robby Johnson's "South of Me" music video vs. indie stalwarts The Black Lillies "Smokestack Lady" music video. Johnson's video has well over 2.7 million views while The Black Lilles video has earned raves while the band tours behind their latest album project. The winner will face off against Jerrod Niemann's Top 10 hit "Drink To That All Night" Music Video in Round 2 early next week! Watch both videos andote for Robby Johnson or The Black Lilles below!
Region three features StreamSound Recording artist Austin Webb's "Slip On By," his first Top 40 radio hit vs. Cold River Records artist Katie Armiger with "Safe." Both are touching singles and definitely a tough match-up in this bracket. The winner will face-off against Music Video Madness stalwart Craig Campbell and his "Keep Them Kisses Comin'." Watch both Austin and Katie's videos below and vote for your favorite!
This region features Tyler Farr facing off against Canadian Country stalwarts Small Town Pistols. Tyler's new hit "Whiskey In My Water" is quickly rising the charts while Small Town Pistols "Colour Blind" shows off the sibling duo's new sound. They feature The Wilkinsons' Amanda and Tyler Wilkinson, who formed this duo after a few years of doing separate projets. Take a look at both videos and then vote for either Tyler Farr or Small Town Pistols. The winner will face off against Country music icon Tracy Lawarence in round 2 next week!