Bad news. We regret to inform our community that we must close the “Capital Hoedown Showdown” Competition on OurStage. In recent weeks, it has been revealed that the festival is experiencing financial difficulties, resulting in venue changes and the loss of multiple headlining acts, including Taylor Swift, Reba, and Brad Paisley.
We had hoped that the festival would rebound from these setbacks in time for us to confidently stage a great competition. But given these recent developments, we feel it necessary to manage the expectations of our artist community and close the competition.
This is a disappointment to us all, and we regret any inconvenience our artists have experienced. We want to thank you for entering the competition, and for being a valued member of the OurStage artist community.
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.