Contest Opportunity: SiriusXM Top of the Country
Win $25,000, plus bookings at Canada’s biggest country music events, SOCAN songwriting camps and more
Deadline: February 28, 2020
SiriusXM, in partnership with the Canadian Country Music Association, is looking for the next big name in country music.
You could win $25,000, plus bookings at Canada’s biggest country music events, SOCAN songwriting camps and more.
They are hosting studio sessions in Toronto and Vancouver, so shine up those boots and send them your best original performance video. They will pick 8 acts and put videos of their studio sessions online so the country can vote for their favourites.
The acts with the most votes will perform at Canada's biggest country music events, attend an industry mentor session in Toronto and head to Nashville for a songwriting trip.
The 3 finalists will open for a headliner during The CCMA’s Country Music Week, where the Top of the Country will be chosen to take home $25,000, a SOCAN songwriting camp and more.
If you think you could be the next Carrie, Hank or Dolly, register to audition with a video of you doing your thing. Wondering if you are eligible? Explore their FAQs here to learn more.
They will pick 8 acts that played their hearts out and invite them to one of their studio sessions in Toronto or Vancouver. All registrants chosen to audition will receive travel grants and a professionally-recorded and mixed video and audio file of their performance.
Then it's over to the fans. The videos will be posted online, on their website, for a nation-wide vote to help pick the 3 finalists. All those in the running will be contacted prior to voting opening on the site and will be encouraged to spread the word to gain the most votes.
The 3 finalists will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hone their craft with education, mentoring, and exposure. The finalists will perform at Canada's biggest country music events, take part in a Mentor Session in Toronto, and be flown to Nashville with SOCAN for a songwriting trip after the contest ends.
All 3 finalists will open for a headliner during The CCMA’s Country Music Week in front of industry professionals and big names in country music. Judges will then announce the winner of $25,000 and who will claim the title of SiriusXM's Top of the Country.
The deadline to apply is February 28, 2020.
For more info and to apply click here.