The Next Big Thing Country Talent Search for 2014 Opens
Big Dog 92-7 Contest Returns for a Sixth Year with Grand Prize of $15,000+
by Lorena Kelly
April 10, 2014 in SaskMusic News
Big Dog 92-7 is looking for country music artists who believe they could be The Next Big Thing to come from Saskatchewan. The winner of The Next Big Thing 2014 will be awarded cash, mentorship and career-building options, with a prize package valued at over $15,000!
Artists from solo to full bands in country and related genres (such as bluegrass and roots) are invited to submit an entry. A panel of music industry professionals will select the Top 10, who will be unveiled to the public at the beginning of June. From there, the Top 3 Finalists will be selected, and will perform in a live showdown on June 26 to determine who will be chosen as The Next Big Thing.
“We have amazingly talented country artists in this province, and we are looking forward to hearing from both established and emerging artists once again for this year’s competition. We are thrilled that our previous winners are enjoying continued momentum in their careers,” states project producer Lorena Kelly of SaskMusic. In addition to the useful $15,000 prize, the Next Big Thing will have additional opportunities – with recent years’ winners also receiving performances at Canadian Country Music Week, Queen City Ex, and Craven Country Jamboree mainstage. “It’s a great promotional tool, and a boost to an artist’s overall career,” Kelly continues.
Previous Next Big Thing winners are Saskatoon’s WYATT (2009), Regina’s Chris Henderson (2010), Langenburg’s Jess Moskaluke (2011), Swift Current’s Myshel Pajuaar and The Midnight Roses (2012), and Regina’s Alex Runions (2013).
To make an entry, artists will provide two original songs in audio or video format, a photo, biography and other information to be evaluated by a panel of music industry professionals. See contest Rules and Regulations for full details.
Submissions will be received until May 2, 2014:
For more information please call 1-800-347-0676 or email email@example.com.
Presented by Big Dog 92-7/Bell Media. Produced by SaskMusic.