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Calgary Stampede releases Nashville North Star Top 10

Calgary – The Calgary Stampede is proud to announce this year’s talented top 10 who will compete for the title of Nashville North Star for 2013.


“We are so happy with the quality of the talent who entered this year,” says Lindsay Ell, programming production manager. “We had over 120 entries and a record 37,000 votes that helped pick the entrant who automatically made the top 10. This year’s top 10 semi-finalists are some of the best we’ve ever had.”


The 2013 Nashville North Star Top 10 includes:

·         Darby Gordey *most votes

·         Candice Ryan Ward

·         Foxx Worthee

·         Emily Seal

·         Kaitee Dal Pra

·         Lyndsay Butler

·         Mark Maxwell

·         Emily Gryba

·         Bryton Udy

·         Amie Weymes


The top 10 contestants will perform in the semi-finals at Nashville North on Saturday, July 6, 2013 with the top six advancing to the finals on Monday, July 8, 2013. Nashville North Star is presented by Jack Daniels.


Nashville North is one of three main musical stages at the Stampede. The Coca-Cola Stage features nightly headliners and Virgin Mobile Presents the Stampede Concert Series featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, Tim McGraw, Dixie Chicks and KISS at the Scotiabank Saddledome.


About the Calgary Stampede

As we enter our second century, the Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west.  The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values.  All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.