13 final locations and 13 singer-songwriters, as voted by Canadians, revealed

TORONTO, Oct. 26 /CNW/ - From Prince Edward Island's Singing Sand Beach to cherished Good Time Charlie's in Saskatchewan, one location from each province and territory has been selected to be immortalized in song as part of CBC Radio 2's GREAT CANADIAN SONG QUEST.

After weeks of online campaigns, on-air chatter and voting, 13 locations and 13 songwriters have been chosen to create a new Canadian playlist. The final locations and singer-songwriters include:

    LOCATION                                   SINGER-SONGWRITER

    Tofino, British Columbia                   Oh Susanna
    Hoodoos/Badlands, Alberta                  Jay Sparrow
    Good Time Charlie's at The Plains,         The Deep Dark Woods
    Waskada, Manitoba                          Chantal Kreviazuk
    Algonquin Park, Ontario                    Hawksley Workman
    The Black Sheep Inn, Quebec                Martha Wainwright
    Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick              David Myles
    Singing Sand Beach, Prince Edward Island   Catherine MacLellan
    The Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia               Joel Plaskett
    Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland     Hey Rosetta!
    Tuktoyaktuk Pingos, Northwest Territories  Dana Sipos
    Dawson City, Yukon                         Kim Barlow

"Canadians all over the country have been passionately campaigning and voting for the places that matter most to them for weeks," said Mark Steinmetz, director of music programming, CBC Radio, "it's a thrill to see the final locations that Canadians have chosen, as well as revealing the artists who will create the 13 new pieces."

Canadians visited CBC Radio 2's GREAT CANADIAN SONG QUEST website to campaign for their favourite places via blogs, Tweets, Facebook, photos and videos. The top nominations from each province and territory were then posted on the website for people to vote on for a final list of 13 locations.

Along with the top location nominations, CBC Radio 2 had agreement from 65 Canadian singer-songwriters, from emerging stars to national icons, and posted the names online for Canadians to vote on.

In the grand finale to CBC Radio 2's GREAT CANADIAN SONG QUEST, the final 13 singer-songwriters are given four weeks to write and record the songs inspired by the selected place they're representing. On Nov. 23, the 13 new original songs will be revealed on CBC Radio 2's RADIO 2 MORNING and RADIO 2 DRIVE.

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