Taste of Country 2022 is coming this summer and we now know who will open the show!

OsbornNash is the winner of 106.5 WYRK's Taste of Country Riser.

The contest happened inside Stir at Seneca Niagara Casino & Resort and featured 5 acts from Western new York competing before an all-star panel of judges. That panel included Claudia Hoyser, previous TOC Riser Winner Fuzzy and the Rustbelts, and WIVB's Dave Greber.

The first round saw all 5 acts perform two songs. Those acts were OsbornNash, Zachary Lee Band, Elliott Duke, Kevin Mikula, and Beautiful Remedy. It was VERY close but ultimately OsbornNash and the Zachary Lee Band were voted as the finalists. They both played a song with OsbornNash winning by a couple of points.

As the winner, OsbornNash will open Taste of COuntry 2022 returning to Buffalo this summer.

Taste of Country Riser 2021

Pictures from 106.5 WYRK's Taste of Country Riser competition.

Check out the 5 acts that performed.


Zachary Lee Band

Kevin Mikula

Beautiful Remedy

Elliott Duke

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