Tune in to see local band Judd Hoos compete in national contest

RAPID CITY, S.D.- Judd Hoos, an independent band from the Black Hills is gearing up for their live performance on the new music competition series, “American Song Contest,” scheduled to air on April 4, 2022. The band consists of members Tyler Bills, Shane Funk, Andy Young, Chase Huseby and Keithan Funk.

You may have caught Judd Hoos playing at our local Summer Nights or at the Loud American Roadhouse in Sturgis. According to the band’s biography, in the last 12 months, the band has released a new EP, “Not Alone.” They have appeared on multiple tour stops with Nashville rockers the Wild Feathers, played close to 100 Midwest clubs, theaters, festivals, and fairs and even shared the stage with rock icon Billy Idol.

When asked how they were chosen for the contest Shane Funk explains:

“They just reached out to us and asked if we would be willing to throw our hats in the ring to represent South Dakota. We have played all over the state. We couldn’t be more proud to represent the state at the national competition.”

The band plans on premiering their new song, “Bad Girl,” during the contest. Tyler Bills says:

“The song is called ‘Bad Girl’ and we are so excited. We think it represents a great part of South Dakota. It’s going to get people up, dancing, clapping their hands, singing along. That’s what we are all about.”

If you have not heard Judd Hoos, you can check out the video above.

The music competition is hosted by Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson and airs on NBC on Mondays at 7 p.m. American Song Contest features 56 artists representing the 50 states, five U.S. territories and our nation’s capital, who will compete to win the country’s vote for the best hit song.

Fans at home can vote for their favorite performances on nbc.com/ascvote, the NBC App and on TikTok.  Voting for the Qualifiers will open Mondays during the show and will close Wednesday morning at 7 am ET. Be sure to tune in and vote for our local band.

To view the NewsCenter1 interview with Judd Hoos click here.

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Photo courtesy of Judd Hoos Facebook

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