Last fall, Buffalo's Number 1 for New Country, 1065 WYRK participated in the first Taste of Country Riser competition.  We joined radio stations across the country in the search of the best local artists.

  We had several submissions and ultimately Kate Mallen was crowned Buffalo's TOC Riser winner.  Kate recently opened our big Taste of Country Buffalo concert on Friday, June 8th opening for Thomas Rhett!

Now we ask that Buffalo get behind Kate Mallen and WYRK and make her the first Taste of Country Hometown Riser Winner!  Kate is among 15 other talented 'local Riser' winners who represent markets such as Cheyenne, Lafayette, Rockford and many others!  Lets show the country and Taste of Country Nights fans that best Hometown Riser is Kate Mallen!!!

Vote for Kate Mallen until the competition ends at 11:59PM ET on June 18, 2018. Winner will receive airtime on the nationally-syndicated Taste of Country Nights radio show and a featured interview on Taste of Country. From there? Well, as stars like Brett YoungDevin Dawson and Kalie Shorr have learned, we never forget about our Taste of Country RISERS.