Photo Supplied by Andrew Hyatt
On May 17, voting opened for SiriusXM’s Top of the Country music competition. There are nine amazing semi-finalists vying to be Canada’s next big star and win the grand prize of $25,000. Here at Canadian Beats, we wanted to introduce you to the finalists, show you their studio session video, and then we urge you go vote for your favourite in each market, once per day!
So far, we’ve spoken with Chris Ryan, Jason Benoit, and The Redhill Valleys. We’re keeping the fun going today. We had a chat with Sudbury’s Andrew Hyatt. Check out his video below for his newest single, “Habit” and find out more about this talented artist. Go vote for Andrew Hyatt HERE. Remember, you can vote once per day for each market until June 6!
First off, care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hey guys, I’m Andrew Hyatt! If you don’t already know me, check me out at www.andrewhyattmusic.com
You are in the semi-finals for SiriusXM’s Top of the Country music competition, how does it feel to be vying for the top spot?
It’s great! I think it’s a cool opportunity to expose more people to the music I make.
The competition features some incredible Canadian talent, what were your first thoughts when you found out you were one of the nine semi-finalists?
I thought it’d be cool to get back in the studio with the boys and rip tunes, but I did feel a bit of dread about having to ask people to vote for me haha
The winner will win the grand prize of $25,000. What would your first plan be for the winnings?
I’ll probably invest some of it into the live show. Maybe an in-ear monitor rig for the band, something along those lines.
What are you currently up to in your career? Do you have any new releases or tours on the rise?
I just released my new single “Habit” to radio, so I’m excited to see how that goes. I’m also about to head back into the studio and put down a few more tracks for a new album. Can’t wait!
If you were to speak with a newcomer, what advice would you give them about making it in the music industry?
That you should be learning from every new experience you have, so make sure you take it all in. And to treat yourself to something nice before you start, it may be a few years before you can afford to do that again 😉
Last but not least, is there anything you’d like to say to your fans who are voting for you daily?
The support means a lot and I appreciate it. I know it’s a lot to ask, but it’s something that could make a huge difference in my career so thanks to everyone who has voted and please keep it up!
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.