SiriusXM is looking for the next name in country

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Thanks for your interest. Registration for Top of the Country has ended. Check back soon for updates, and how you can help find the next name in country music.

You could win $25,000

You could win $25,000—Plus bookings at Canada’s biggest country music events, SOCAN songwriting trips, and more.

We’re hosting studio sessions in Toronto and Vancouver, so shine up those boots and send us your best original performance video. We’ll 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 Lasso Montreal, get a performance spot at CMA Fest, attend an industry mentor session, and head to Nashville for a songwriting trip.

Three finalists will open for a headlining act during the Canadian Country Music Association’s Country Music Week, where the Top of the Country winner will be chosen to take home $25,000, attend a SOCAN songwriting camp, and more. The runners-up will also take home $10,000 each.

Contest Details


Studio Sessions




Prize Details
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Finalists perform at the CCMA’s Country Music Week in Edmonton


The winner will receive $25,000 and the runners up will recieve $10,000 each

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And the title of SiriusXM’s Top of the Country

Top of the Country finalists receive mentorship opportunities, a performance spot at Lasso Montreal and at CMA Fest in Nashville.

Finalists will be flown to Nashville with SOCAN for a week-long songwriting trip.

The winner will also receive a spot at a SOCAN songwriting camp.

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

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