Thursday night, 17 singers competed for a chance to be Country on the River's Next Big Star!

Contestants were asked to sing one country song to best showcase their skills and were judged on overall talent, vocal/instrumental ability, originality of performance, and stage presence. A big thanks to all the contestants for coming out! Unfortunately, we could only choose one winner to receive 4 weekend passes to Country on the River and the chance to compete in the finals. That winner was determined by the judges to be Larry Hanson Jr.! Here are some pictures of last night's contestants: