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The next Canadian country music star emerges: SiriusXM Canada announces winner of the 2023 SiriusXM Top of the Country competition

The next Canadian country music star emerges: SiriusXM Canada announces winner of the 2023 SiriusXM Top of the Country competition

SiriusXM Canada and the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) announced Hailey Benedict of St. Albert, Alberta as the winner of the 2023 SiriusXM Top of the Country competition. Benedict won the grand prize of $25,000 and a career-changing opportunity during the finale event for Country Music Week. The competition showcased impressive talent and remains a crucial venue for emerging Canadian country musicians.

Sept. 15, 2023 /CNW/ – Toronto In honor of the dramatic conclusion of the SiriusXM Top of the Country competition, SiriusXM Canada and the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) announced Hailey Benedict of St. Albert, Alberta as the 2023 winner. The grand conclusion of the most thrilling country music competition in Canada served as the official start of Country Music Week 2023. Fans from all over the country were able to tune in to the live broadcast on Top of the Country Radio (ch. 171).

The Reklaws, a seven-time CCMA Award-winning pair, gave a riveting keynote address at the event. Each contender then gave a heartfelt final performance for the audience and a panel of business experts. Hailey Benedict won this year’s competition, transforming her career forever, taking home the coveted title and a $25,000 grand prize. In addition, Teigan Gayse and Noah Derksen, the runners-up, were recognized for their exceptional performances during the competition and were given $10,000 apiece.

Hailey, the recently crowned champion, said, “This victory is a dream come true, and I couldn’t be more grateful for this incredible opportunity.” “I want to thank SiriusXM Canada and the Canadian Country Music Association for their unwavering support as I hit my stride throughout this experience. The SiriusXM Top of the Country Competition has been an amazing journey.”

Following the announcement of the eight gifted semi-finalists, artists from all over Canada applied for the opportunity to compete until the very end. The finale marked the culmination of months of intense labor. After the public vote reduced the field to only three, the finalists were given access to special mentorship sessions, Nashville showcases, and incredible performances at significant Canadian events like Montreal’s Lasso festival.

Michelle Mearns, VP, Programming & Operations, SiriusXM Canada, comments, “We’re extremely proud of the impressive talent showcased in this year’s competition and want to congratulate Hailey for this achievement, which is sure to accelerate their rise to stardom.” “Top of the Country Radio and SiriusXM Top of the Country remain crucial venues for up-and-coming Canadian country musicians to receive the acknowledgment they merit.”

According to Amy Jeninga, President of the Canadian Country Music Association, “the relationship between SiriusXM Canada and the CCMA has been instrumental in nurturing and promoting home-grown Canadian country music talent.” We’re overjoyed to see how the SiriusXM Top of the Country Competition has expanded and flourished, as well as how it has impacted the music business in our nation. Hailey, congratulations!”

The CCMA and SiriusXM have partnered to produce Top of the Country, which is a continuation of SiriusXM’s longstanding commitment to supporting and elevating the best up-and-coming Canadian musicians. Because of its large financial contributions and widespread distribution throughout North America, SiriusXM continues to provide a premier platform for Canadian artists.

About SiriusXM Canada

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The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA): A Brief Overview

The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) is a non-profit, membership-based organization that was founded in 1976 with the goal of promoting and elevating Canadian country music. With year-round initiatives that culminate in Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards each fall, the CCMA, which was founded with the goals of educating, elevating, and celebrating Canadian talent, gradually heralds the spirit, community, and creativity that country music fosters. Country Music Week 2023 and the 2023 TD CCMA Awards Show are sponsored by FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, and the Government of Canada via the “Canada Music Fund” of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

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