SiriusXM is looking for the next name in country

SEE THE FINALISTS

Our 3 finalists will battle it out at Canadian Country Music Week. Check out their studio sessions below, and see them before they make it big.

Western Canada
Central Canada
Eastern Canada

CONTEST DETAILS

Register

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 our FAQ to learn more.

Studio Sessions

We’ll pick 9 artists that played their hearts out and invite them to one of our 3 studio sessions in Toronto, Halifax, and Vancouver. All registrants chosen to audition will receive travel grants and a professionally-recorded and mixed video and audio file of their performance.

Voting

Then it's over to the fans. The videos will be posted online, on this website, for a nation-wide vote to 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.

Fine-tuning

The 3 finalists will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hone their craft with education, mentoring, and exposure at SiriusXM events. The finalists will perform at Canada's biggest country music festivals, take part in a Mentor Session in Toronto hosted by the Canadian Country Music Association and SiriusXM, and be flown down to Nashville with SOCAN for a week-long songwriting camp after the contest ends.

Winner

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.

PRIZE DETAILS


Finalists perform at CCMA’s Country Music Week in Hamilton

The winner will win $25,000

And the title of SiriusXM’s Top of the Country

The finalists are getting the mentorship opportunity of a lifetime in partnership with the CCMA, and a chance to perform in front of some of the best crowds in country music.

Finalists will also be flown down to Nashville with SOCAN for a week-long songwriting camp.

The winner will also receive a spot at a SOCAN’s songwriting camp on Pender Island in B.C.

And just for participating, each of our of semi-finalists will be given a professionally recorded video of their audition.

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