The Next Big Thing 2009

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Calling all emerging Saskatchewan country artists, groups and duos: Regina’s True Country Big Dog 92-7 is on the hunt for Saskatchewan’s Next Big Thing!

Nine emerging country acts will be selected to perform live in Regina from May 31 to June 28, 2009 for a chance to launch their careers to the next level. Selected artists have a chance to win a custom-tailored prize package valued at nearly $20,000 – including $5,000 cash and options, including a professional single release to national radio, showcasing for music industry professionals, hands-on career guidance, and an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2009 CCMA's in Vancouver.

The Next Big Thing’s goal is to prospect a serious new country artist, and provide them with key career-development resources. They hope to provide a solid introduction to the greater Canadian music industry. Performers may range from a single vocalist/guitarist, to a full band, and should be from the “country” genre (i.e. mainstream, traditional, contemporary) or country-related genres such as bluegrass and roots.

Each artist selected for the three semi-final dates will perform their original music for an industry panel. Then, on June 28, the Finals show will feature the winner from each semi-final week, performing for a panel of Canadian music industry professionals. On this exciting evening, one winner will be chosen to receive the grand prize package.