The wait is over and the results are in...

The winner of The Peak's Hometown Riser competition is Chad Haynes!

Congratulations to Chad, who now advances to the next round of the Taste of Country Risers Competition.

Chad will now advance to the national level and compete against other Hometown Risers winners from country radio stations from all across America.

One of those Hometown Risers will be chosen and added to the "Hot Seat" and be named among the official 2018 Taste of Country Risers.

Thanks to all who entered the contest, and congrats again, Chad!