Finalists Announced For SiriusXM’s Top Of The Country 2024

Sirius XMs Top of The country finalists for 2024

SiriusXM Canada in partnership with the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA), announced the three finalists competing to be named the 2024 winner of SiriusXM’s Top of the Country competition.

Each of the semi-finalists will record original tracks in-studio, which will later be shared with Canadian country fans to vote for their favourites.

The three finalists include: Robert Adam, Zach McPhee and TRUDY.

The field has been narrowed down to the top three, but only one will eventually be crowned the winner, receiving $25,000 and the title of the SiriusXM Top of the Country champion.

Meet The 8 SiriusXM’s Top Of The Country Semi-Finalists

8 semi-finalists competed to be part of this contest. The original 8 semi-finalists were:

  • Robert Adam (Bonnyville, Alberta)
  • Alexa Goldie (Kingston, Ontario)
  • Parker Graye (Orillia, Ontario)
  • Zach McPhee (Vernon, British Columbia)
  • Tony Stevens (Surrey, British Columbia)
  • Mariya Stokes (Stavely, Alberta)
  • Trudy (Montreal, Quebec)
  • Jade Turner (Misipawistik Cree Nation, Manitoba)

“The opportunity to celebrate the talent emerging from the SiriusXM Top of the Country competition is something we at the CCMA look forward to year after year,” said Amy Jeninga, President, CCMA. “This program further supports our ongoing dedication to amplify and support our talented Canadian country music community, and we can’t wait to watch this year’s semi-finalists embrace all that the competition has to offer.”

We spoke with Zach about this contest on our podcast

After the public shows their support by voting for their favourites, the finalists will head to Nashville for industry mentorship opportunities and a performance spot at the 2024 CMA Fest. They’ll close out the summer with a festival performance at Lasso Montréal in August, followed by the Top of the Country Finale at Country Music Week in September where the winner will be crowned.

What’s Up For Grabs?

In addition to the $25,000 grand prize, SiriusXM is awarding both runners-up $10,000 and all will receive a SOCAN songwriting camp experience in Nashville following the competition. The Finale will air live on SiriusXM’s new Top of the Country Radio (ch. 171).

“The Canadian Country Music Association is proud to continue cultivating the immense talent the SiriusXM Top of the Country competition brings forward each year,” shares Amy Jeninga, President, CCMA. “This program is one of the many ways that the CCMA champions and elevates Canadian artists and we’re thrilled to see this new batch of semi-finalists shine and embrace this exciting opportunity.” 

As the Canadian country music industry continues to grow, the SiriusXM Top of the Country competition provides an opportunity for new talent to shine and build their careers. The competition supports the development and recognition of Canadian talent, further solidifying the country’s place in the global music industry.

Get To Know Some Of The Artists Part of This Year’s Competition

Highlights From Last Year’s Competition

In 2023, Hailey Benedict was crowned the 2023 winner of SiriusXM’s Top of the Country competition.

At the CCMA Awards in Hamilton, finalists Hailey Benedict, Teigen Gayse and Noah Derksen all took the stage to compete for the title.

Hailey Joined Us On The Porch To Talk About This Contest

The night was capped off with a great performance from The Reklaws.

Here are some image highlights of the night.

In country music, the Front Porch has long been a place of reflection. A place where you can look at the life you have inside that front door. A place where time almost seems to stand still, where you can get away. It’s also a place where you can go to observe the world as it passes by you. To think about your place out there beyond the driveway.

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