Online voting for the Clint Black Country Cares Competition is set to end at some point today and a winner will be announced this evening.
The exact cut-off time for voting is unknown, but fans are encouraged to cast their vote as early as possible at the following link: http://www.clintblackopeningact.com/vote-now-2
The Renegade Mountain Band, a Los Alamos country band, performed against three other New Mexico bands in the live finals of the competition at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 14 at The Dirty Bourbon Dance Hall and Saloon in Albuquerque.
In addition to crowd applause the night of the competition, the online voting component will help determine the winner, who will open for Clint Black at Sandia Resort on Aug. 3.
Renegade Mountain Band consists of Los Alamos locals James Carothers (lead vocal, guitar), Dave Hemsing (vocal, bass), and Trent McCuistian (drums), as well as Albuquerque musicians JR Ross (steel guitar) and Dean Rimmer (banjo, guitar.)
The Country Cares Competition and the Clint Black concert will benefit St. Martin’s Hospitality Center, a non-profit organization that provides shelter/food programs, mental health services, job assistance and other critical programs to homeless and near-homeless in the Albuquerque community.