Country Star Search, sponsored by the New England Country Music Organization, is on the search for New England’s hottest country act now through March 31. Winners will advance to the Northeast Invitational Country Showdown, and the North America Country Music Assoc., International Competition. Battle of the Bands with $1000 prize (provided six or more bands enter)! Youth and adult categories: vocalist, entertainer, duo, group, band, instrumentalist, dancer, dance team, songwriter, CD, and video. All entries must be new or traditional country, gospel, bluegrass, country dance, or clogger. Winners will be announced at the gala New England CMO Awards show to take place on June 27, 2010. Deadline for entries is March 31 with live competition on April 24 and 25. $30 entry fee per category. Princeton Station, Ballroom, 147 Princeton St., North Chelmsford. Call 508-335-7979.