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George Strait ‘Troubadour’ Cover Contest Update No. 2

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Taste of Country is getting closer to announcing the winner of the George Strait ‘Troubadour’ cover contest, which is offering George Strait fans the prize package of a lifetime! The winning prize includes a trip to Strait’s concert in Lubbock, Texas on March 26, 2011, including airfare from anywhere in the U.S., hotel accommodations and tickets to the show. The winner will also receive an autographed guitar and the chance to meet George backstage!

As most Taste of Country readers know, in order to be eligible for the contest, fans must submit a YouTube video of themselves singing Strait’s hit song, ‘Troubadour.’ The Taste of Country staff has been viewing all of your entries, and we have picked another three recent submissions that have stood out to us folks on the editorial team.

The young man in the first video has a very traditional country voice that we’re loving. On the other hand, the contestant in the second video has a grainier, deeper country twang to his voice that really highlights the emotion behind the song’s lyrics. The last video we chose to feature is of one the very few female contestants we’ve seen. Although her voice isn’t quite synced up to the video, we’re judging on talent — just tune in to her pretty, soft vocals, especially when she hits those high notes.

Comment below to let us know what you think of these renditions of the Strait tune, and be sure to send in your own best cover of ‘Troubadour’ before 11:59 PM ET on March 7, 2011. The winner of the contest will be contacted on March 11, 2011. Email us at with the link to your ‘Troubadour’ cover on YouTube, your full name, age, city and state of residence, email address and telephone number. Visit our official rules page for more information on the contest. Best of luck to all of the hopeful winners out there!

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