Finalists will Compete at Boots and Hearts For Big Machine Single Deal

Republic Live, organizers of the Boots and Hearts Music Festival, recently announced their Emerging Artist Showcase presented by SiriusXM Canada.  The competition will allow any aspiring Canadian country artists, 12 years of age and older, to upload a video or audio performance for a chance to perform on the Main Stage at Boots and Hearts 2013 on Sunday, August 4th, before Dierks Bentley, as well as a win a single release with Big Machine Label Group Canada.  The competition is now open and will run until June 27, 2013 at 8 am EST, at which time the submissions will be narrowed down to select 8 contestants.  These 8 finalists will perform for a panel of judges and fans at the side stage of the festival Saturday, August 3, and two finalists will be chosen to perform on the Main Stage to decide the final winner of the competition.   Anyone interested in entering or learning more can visit www.bootsandhearts.com/showcase.

“We are so grateful to SiriusXM Canada for partnering with us on the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase this year,” said Shannon McNevan, Executive Director and Founder Republic Live.  “It’s so important for us to not only support our local artists, but to actually find that next big country music star from Canada.  Last year we had Tebey win the Emerging Artist Showcase and Tim Hicks came in second, we can see where their careers are going.   To have a partner like Big Machine Label Group Canada, whose artists include Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, The Band Perry and so many more, a single release with them is huge for any artist.”

The Emerging Artist Showcase will be taking place at Boots and Hearts Music Festival, August 1 – 4, 2013, which takes place at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.   Entries are open to bands and solo artists with prizing including performance on the main stage Boots and Hearts 2013 before Dierks Bentley on Sunday, August 4th, a single release from Big Machine Label Canada, and an opportunity to perform on the Main Stage at Boots and Hearts 2014.  Full contest details are available at www.bootsandhearts.com/showcase

“We’re very excited to contribute to Boots and Hearts’ search for the best in Canadian country music talent,” said Andreanne Sasseville, Director, CCD and Industry Relations, SiriusXM Canada. “We look forward to showcasing these bands to help them reach the next plateau in their music careers.”

“Big Machine Canada is excited to be working with Boots & Hearts and SiriusXM Canada on the Emerging Artist Showcase event at this year’s Boots & Hearts Music Festival,” said Ron Harwood, Director, National Promotion, Big Machine Label Group Canada. “We look forward to seeing and hearing from the future stars of the Canadian Country Music scene and helping them further develop their careers.”

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