New Country Spirit launches Emerging Country Music Artist Showcase


New Country Spirit, today announced the launch of the Emerging Country Music Artist Showcase in partnership with the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario), providing a performance opportunity exclusively for emerging country music artists in Ontario. This partnership initiative will give artists a chance to perform on the main stage at the Mississauga Waterfront Festival-Credit Goes Country – a festival that attracts over 70,000 people to the Port Credit area over the 3-day event, $300 in New Country Spirit merchandise, a $200 honorarium donated by CMAOntario, a professional photo shoot with Brandon Ferguson Photography valued at $500, a $100 Gift Card donated by Rock N Horse Saloon in Toronto and complimentary CMAOntario Conference & Awards show package for 2019.

“It means the world to us at New Country Spirit to partner with CMAOntario and support emerging country music artists in Ontario”, said Wendy Perry, owner of New Country Spirit. “There is so much great talent out there and, as a company that works with artists every day, we know that artists work hard at perfecting their craft, and we truly respect their passion and spirit. Like everyone involved in this Showcase, we are excited to give emerging country music artists in Ontario a chance to be seen and heard. We can hardly wait to receive video submissions and applications.”


‘The Country Music Association of Ontario is committed to MAKING ONTARIO COUNTRY MUSIC MATTER and we know that performing “live” is one of the best ways to develop artists’ skills, build experience and expand their fan base’, said CMAOntario President, Catherine Faint. We are excited to launch this partnership initiative with New Country Spirit which showcases our members’ talents and provides another opportunity to take the stage.”

We invite Ontario country music solo artists and groups to send in their video submission and application starting at 9:00 am on February 19 at until 11:59:59 am on March 6, 2018. Go to for official rules and application. Once the submission window closes, applicants’ videos will be posted on New Country Spirit’s Facebook page and fans will be able to ‘vote by views’. Once voting is complete, the Top 10 videos with the most views will then be reviewed by music industry professionals and the Top 3 winners will be announced.

New Country Spirit’s Emerging Country Music Artist Showcase, in partnership with CMAOntario, gives Ontario artists the opportunity to be seen and heard both on-line and ‘live’ on stage at the Mississauga Waterfront Festival. We are committed to building our ‘country’ community by supporting local artists and their never-ending passion for creating and sharing stories through music.

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