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Nashville North Star Competition seeks talented country singers to upload their videos

Calgary – This Centennial year, the Calgary Stampede isn’t just a great place to gather, it’s also great place to showcase your country music singing abilities. The Nashville North Star Competition gives 10 contestants the opportunity to compete for the title of Nashville North Star during the Calgary Stampede, July 6-15. This year, the talented Grand Prize winner will head to Nashville, Tennessee to partake in a songwriting session with Canadian Country Music Association award winner Gil Grand. In addition to a four day, three night trip for two to Nashville, Tennessee (prize includes airfare and accommodations), the Grand Prize winner will also receive:

  • A 15 minute performance at Nashville North, Saturday, July 14 prior to headliner Dallas Smith

  • A recording session at Calgary’s MCC Recording Studio to record the two songs written in Nashville

  • A record release to country radio across Canada and professional radio promotion provided by Royalty Records

  • A trip for two to the CCMA awards in Saskatoon in September (prize includes airfare, accommodations and County Music Week registration)

  • $1,000 spending money



“I am particularly proud of this year’s prize package,” says Lindsay Ell, programming production manager, Stampede Programming. “It gives the winner an opportunity to showcase their talent, work with a renowned song writer and record their work at one of Canada’s top recording facilities. It also provides them with invaluable record and radio promotion. It’s a really well-rounded prize package that has the potential to change someone’s life.”


Additional prizes for all semi-finalists, excluding the Grand Prize winner, include a pair of Johnny Reid tickets.


To participate in the Nashville North Star Competition, visit and upload a video of yourself or your band performing your favourite country song. The competitor who earns the most online votes will be automatically entered into the top ten. The remaining nine slots will be chosen by the Calgary Stampede. The deadline for video submissions is Thursday, June 27.


The top 10 video contestants will perform in the semifinals at Nashville North on Saturday, July 7, with the top six advancing to the finals on Monday, July 9.



For more information, please contact:


Catherine Nantel-Philibert

Media Relations Coordinator

T 403.261.0431

C 587.436.6367