We have some EXCITING news, y’all – CHEVROLET PRESENTS THE BOOTS AND HEARTS EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE IS BACK! The Emerging Artist Showcase gives aspiring Canadian country artists the opportunity to launch their music career. Eight artists (or bands) will perform at the Coors Banquet Kick-Off Party on Thursday, August 9th where a panel of 3 judges will chose the top two finalists, who will go head to head on the Boots and Hearts Main Stage on Sunday, August 12th.

Now let’s get to the good stuff…the GRAND PRIZE!

The winner will:
(1) Open for Brett Young on the Boots and Hearts Main Stage
(2) Receive a single release with Warner Music Canada
(3) Get an all expenses trip to Nashville for a professional songwriting session and photoshoot, plus, $500 in spending cash
(4) The opportunity to perform at Boots and Hearts special events throughout the year!


The Emerging Artist Showcase has helped Canadian country artists kick-start their career since the first Boots and Hearts Music Festival in 2012. Past winners include: Tebey and Tim Hicks, who was the first runner up (2012), The Reklaws (2013), Trinity Bradshaw (2014), James Barker Band (2015), Vanessa Marie Carter (2016), and most recently Jade Eagleson (2017). Check out our Boots and Hearts EAS Winners playlist below!


  • Follow the link below to fill out your application and submit your audition video
  • 7 artists will be selected by industry professionals with 1 WILDCARD artist chosen by fan votes
  • All 8 of the Emerging Artist Showcase finalists will perform on stage at Boots and Hearts 2018
  • Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2018 at 11:59PM EST

Click here to read Terms & Conditions

So what’re y’all waiting for?! Applications are open NOW!