Photo Supplied by Kristin Carter
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, The Redhill Valleys, and Andrew Hyatt. We’re keeping the fun going today. We had a chat with White Rock, BC’s Kristin Carter. Check out her video below for her song, “Leaving Side of Loving You” and find out more about this talented artist. Go vote for Kristin HERE. Remember, you can vote once per day for each market until June 6!
First off, care to introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Kristin Carter, and I’m a country music artist from White Rock, BC. I like country music, long walks on the beach, and a tasteful meme.
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?
Exciting! I’m really honoured to be a part of this group with such talented artists from all across Canada.
The competition features some incredible Canadian talent, what was your first thought when you found out you were one of the nine semi-finalists?
Is this real life!? I was shocked and grateful for the opportunity. My family and hometown were also pretty excited for me, which was awesome.
The winner will win the grand prize of $25,000, what would your first plan be for the winnings?
I would use it to launch my first single. That’s been a dream of mine for forever. Then I’d invest the rest in making a killer live show. If there’s anything left after that, maybe I’ll put some chrome on my super old CRV. She’s got some wear and tear and deserves something fancy.
What are you currently up to in your career? Do you have any new releases or tours on the rise?
Right now I’m focusing on building my library of music to work towards a release. I also have some exciting things in the works that I can’t talk about just yet, so stay tuned!
If you were to speak with a newcomer, what advice would you give them about making it in the music industry?
Strive to innovate your artistry with originality while maintaining a healthy sense of self-awareness for what your strengths and weaknesses are so you can always be improving. Some say you are only as good as your last show, so try to make each one your best.
Last but not least, is there anything you’d like to say to your fans who are voting for you daily?
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of support I’ve received so far and am so grateful. Let’s keep it rollin’ Canada.
Connect with Kristin Carter:
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.