SiriusXM is looking for the next name in country

Help us choose who gets a shot at $25,000 and more.

Vote Now

We've toured the country looking for the next big name in country music. Help us choose the top 3 Finalists by voting for your favourite in each region once a day until June 6.

Western Canada
Central Canada
Eastern Canada



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.


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.


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.


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.


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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