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Country Music Talent Search

Postponed until further notice

Application Submission process: albertagrownmusic@gmail.com

All submissions 

All participants must:

Reside in Alberta

Be 18 years of age or older

Have unsigned status

Have a band profile on https://barsnbands.net/

This band profile must include

  • 2 demo songs, one must be an original

  • 1 video of a live performance

  • a photo of you and your band( if applicable)

  • a short bio describing you and your group

Please send a submission email to albertagrownmusic@gmail.com including

  • The name of the performing artist and contact information for your prime contact, including email and phone number.

  • Your band profile link to your barsnbands profile

  • Entrance fee of $50.00 (non refundable) sent by email transfer to albertagrownmusic@gmail.com or credit card. 

  • If you have any questions, please email or call Darrell Barr 780 242 9330

  • If you are one of the 8 Finalists, you will be contacted

Grand Prize worth $5000

  • Studio recording

  • Publishing

  • Professional Photo’s

  • Marketing Mentor

  • Showcase opportunities

  • CISN Country Instagram Stories: includes station visit and performance

The 8 Finalists will perform between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm

 Sunday, June 7th at Century Casino, 13103 Fort Road,  Edmonton


Laurie Brown: Executive Director Alberta Country Music Association

Marty Forbes: President of Radiowise Inc

Third Judge:TBA

Their extensive experience in the music industry makes it possible to offer a highly respectable judging standard.


Tickets for the Finale 

$20.00 on line, $25.00 at the door

Contestants Perform 1-5 pm

Awards 6:pm

Silent Auction closing 5-7 pm


Recording Studio time for One Song at DanLyn Studio’s  


Dan Sinasac provides first class gear from the recording equipment and mics to the Model 225 Bosendorfer grand piano, B3/122 Hammond organ and in house Yamaha drums and assorted percussion. Worked with recording artists such as Tommy Banks with the ESO, Juno nominated album Maria Dunn. Jack Semple’s West Coast Music award winning album. Two albums for Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne under the Stony Plain Records label. As well, two recordings from the studio have won Best Self Produced CD for the Edmonton Blues Society and represented Edmonton at the Memphis Blues Challenge 

Two Song Recordings and Mastering by Recording Engineer Miles Wilkinson


Over the past 30 years, Miles Wilkinson has taken a unique journey as a musician, recording engineer and record producer from his home in Toronto to Los Angeles to Minneapolis, Nashville, TN and now calls Edmonton home.
Miles started his career as a lead guitarist for Canadian recording artist Anne Murray, which led to a long and fruitful relationship as a recording engineer for producer Brian Ahern.

Miles engineered various tracks with Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson , Waylon Jennings, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Suzy Boggus, Roseanne Cash, Rodney Crowell,Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson and Bette Midler 


Lovesey Management


Anthony Lovesey  gives a  step -by-step, one-on one mentoring package that offers coaching and advice on how to successfully promote and market your brand to the music industry.

Macri Photography 


One hour photo session with Rocco Macri of Macri Photography who will provide all the unedited photos, available for use in marketing projects.

30 years experience

Award winning “PPOC Master Photographer”

Porch Swing Entertainment- Laurie Brown


Funding and Grants consultation session


A very grateful thanks are extended to our sponsors and all the industry professionals who have strongly endorsed this Talent Search.


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