A province-wide competition to find Newfoundland and Labrador’s hidden country music talent has come to Corner Brook
Big Jib Productions has already launched its weekly contests to determine The Next Country Star with regular talent search events in St. John’s, Carbonear, Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor.
Big Jib is hosting similar events at AJ’s Bar and Billiards in Corner Brook. Interested contestants can register to sing karoake or on their own in an attempt to eventually reach the final event in St. John’s on the last night of the 12-week contest in September.
The grand prize is worth $30,000 and consists of an all-inclusive trip to Nashville, a professional studio session to record a single, a professionally produced music video, an acoustic guitar and an opening spot at an upcoming concert. The runner-up will win a professional recording of a single.
Contestants, who can enter more than once if they don’t win the first time they try, can register at the venue or by completing an entry form found online at www.bigjibproductions.com.
Judging will be done by a panel of judges, as well as by audience ballot. Proceeds from the event will go to the Janeway Children’s Hospital's music therapy rehabilitation program.