Three artists inch closer to becoming the country's next big country star – and nabbing the $25,000 grand prize
TORONTO, May 27, 2019 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada, the country's leading audio entertainment company, is thrilled to announce the three finalists for the second annual SiriusXM Top of the Country competition, in partnership with the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA). These three artists will duke it out in a live onstage battle to be crowned Canada's next big country star and win a $25,000 cash prize and an international SOCAN songwriting camp.
The 2019 SiriusXM Top of the Country finalists, selected by Canadians are:
- Matt Lang (Hometown — Maniwaki, QC)
- Kelsi Mayne (Hometown — Windsor, ON)
- Tim & The Glory Boys (Hometown — Winnipeg, MB)
For high-resolution photos of each of the finalists, click here.
"The talent competing in the first phase of SiriusXM Top of The Country was exceptional, and now the group is down to three," said Jeff Leake, Director, Music Programming, SiriusXM Canada. "Our finalists now have the opportunity to show off their craft to some very big audiences this summer. We can't wait to see them perform at the finale during Country Music Week."
"We have some incredible artists in Top of The Country this season and I'm looking forward to seeing what they accomplish in the finale," said Tracy Martin, President, CCMA. "We're looking forward to celebrating their undeniable growth as artists when they take to the stage at Country Music Week. Congratulations and good luck to the three finalists!"
Later this year, the three Top of the Country finalists will participate in a week-long SOCAN songwriting trip to Nashville, perform at a major country music festival and attend an exclusive mentorship session in Toronto with influential people from across the industry.
The grand prize winner will be chosen live at SiriusXM Top of the Country Finale during Country Music Week 2019 in Calgary, AB from September 5-8. Finalists will compete live on stage before a soon-to-be-announced headlining act, airing live on SiriusXM. The winner will receive the $25,000 grand prize, plus an international SOCAN songwriting camp and more.
SiriusXM Top of the Country in partnership with the CCMA is part of SiriusXM's ongoing commitment to promoting and elevating the best in emerging Canadian music. SiriusXM continues to offer a leading platform for Canadian artists through its significant financial contributions and North American-wide reach of over 55 million listeners.
To watch the finalist videos, please visit: siriusxm.ca/topcountry.
About SiriusXM Canada
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SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada's Best Managed Companies ten years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member.
About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2019 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage's "Canada Music Fund", Radio Starmaker, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.
SOURCE Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc.