SiriusXM Canada has announced 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 compete 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 (Maniwaki, QC)
Kelsi Mayne (Windsor, ON)
Tim & The Glory Boys (Winnipeg, MB)
"The talent competing in the first phase of SiriusXM Top of The Country was exceptional, and now the group is down to three," says Jeff Leake, Director of Music Programming at 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 of the 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.
To watch the finalists' videos, go to www.siriusxm.ca/topcountry.