SiriusXM Canada has announced the three finalists for the second annual Top of the Country contest, in partnership with the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA). Matt Lang, Kelsi Mayne, and Tim & The Glory Boys will compete live onstage to be crowned Canada’s next big country star. The winner will receive a $25,000 CAD cash prize, perform at a major country music festival, and enjoy an exclusive mentorship session in Toronto with influential people from throughout the music industry.
They’ll also win a full-support package from SOCAN, including participation in an international country-music song camp presented by SOCAN and the CCMA; a week-long stay at the SOCAN Nashville House, for writing and co-writing sessions; and the full weight of SOCAN’s A&R department to additionally foster their music and further their career.
The grand prize winner will be chosen live at the Top of the Country Finale during Country Music Week 2019 in Calgary, from Sept. 5-8. Finalists will compete live onstage before a soon-to-be-announced headlining act, with the event airing live on SiriusXM.
Last year’s winner Andrew Hyatt, was named an “Artist To Watch” by Entertainment Tonight Canada; had back-to-back Top 10 country radio hits (“On Me” and “Do It With You”); was one of the Top 10 most played Canadian country artists at Canadian country radio in 2018; and won the 2018 Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star Award.
To watch the 2019 finalists’ videos, please visit https://topcountry.siriusxm.ca/#WatchAndShare.