After more than 10,000 votes and a close race all the way to the end, the Caleb Young Band is going to open Crude Fest 2016.

Caleb Young Band held off Emmett Bower Band to win this year's online Battle of the Bands, which means Caleb Young and his compadres will be the first band to take the stage at Crude Fest on May 12 in Midland.

Chris Colston Band, Walkin' Johnny and Bronco Jr. rounded out the voting among the five finalists picked by our judges.

A big thank you to the more than 20 bands who entered the Battle of the Bands, and we want to give a big congratulations to Caleb Young Band on winning. We'll see y'all at Crude Fest!

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