SiriusXM Canada has today (Jan. 14) announced the return of SiriusXM Top of the Country in partnership with the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA).
The nationwide search for Canada’s next big country music star provides emerging artists with a national platform, performance opportunities at some of Canada’s biggest country music events, SOCAN songwriting camps, valuable industry mentorship to help propel their careers to the next level, and a chance to compete for $25,000 cash.
“The 2018 inaugural SiriusXM Top of the Country competition was an immense success,” said Jeff Leake, Director, Music Programming, SiriusXM Canada. “We discovered and supported many talented musicians including Andrew Hyatt, our first grand prize winner. We’re excited to provide nationwide exposure, development opportunities, mentorship and valuable industry connections to a new group of artists again this year.”
“We’re so proud of the success of Top of the Country and our first winner, Andrew Hyatt,” added Tracy Martin, President of the CCMA. “I loved feeling the buzz of the fans throughout our finale, and when we announced Andrew as winner in CCMA Fan Village. This program hits all of our benchmarks in our commitment to the development of new artists – good luck to this year’s participants. We’re looking forward to year two of Top Of The Country and our partnership with SiriusXM.”
The grand prize winner will be chosen live during the CCMA’s Country Music Week, being held this year in Calgary, Alberta from September 5-8.