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Local country duo Whisky Row is on a roll

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Local duo Whisky Row is headed to the national finals of the Colgate Country Showdown, a prestigious talent competition that’s helped to jumpstart the careers of many country stars.

Whisky Row — made up of Kerman’s Mike Pereira and Jason Ruffoni — won the western regional in Oregon over the weekend and now they’re headed to Nashville for the finals on Jan. 14.

Five acts will compete for a chance at $100,000, plus the attention of the country recording industry. Acts such as Martina McBride, Sara Evans, LeAnn Rimes, Neal McCoy and John Michael Montgomery have all been in the finals of the Colgate competition.

I did an Artist You Should Know Q & A with Whisky Row last week. Read that to get to know the band.

Responses to "Local country duo Whisky Row is on a roll"

Niki Ruffoni says:

That’s my boys!

Way to go Whisky Row!

Kevin Owen says:

How awesome. Great job!!!

Brie Carvalho says:

Congrats guys! It’s well deserved!

melinda hick says:

You Guys R on a Roll!!!

Linda (Pereira) Martinez says:

I have been waiting a long time Whisky Row! Love you guys!!!!

Joe and Trisha Hammond says:

We wish you guys and your families the absolute best!!! Good luck in the finals!

Raquel Velazquez says:

I told you they’d win! You guys are awesome! Congratulations!

Emily Verdugo says:

Congratulations Guys~Way 2 go!!! May the Lord continue sending you in the right direction. Best of Luck-even though it’s obvious you don’t really need much ;- )

Aunt Mo says:

Always be true to yourselves, family and friends and you will always be blessed, keep it real, love ya.

Sheli Lyons says:

I have all the faith, you guys will make it big!! Goodluck!!