British Columbia native Kylee Epp is one of nine artists in the running to perform at the 2012 CCMA FanFest. The winner of the contest will perform at the 2012 CCMA FanFest in Saskatoon on September 8.
Epp‘s been spreading the word of her nomination on Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the social mediasphere. She is competing against a bunch of talent, up-and-coming artists from across Canada.
Her journey began with the British Columbia Country Music Association (BCCMA). “”The BCCMA ran the first contest. I sent in a video, went through a judging process, and then the fans were asked to vote on the final votes. I wound up getting the most votes, which was very cool. It’s a major honour just to have won in B.C. and now the national contest has started,” Epp says.
“The winner gets to play alongside top Canadian artists like Jason Blaine, Chad Brownlee and Deric Ruttan,” says Epp.
To vote in the FanFest poll, like the CCMA page on Facebook. Voting closes August 14, 2012.
The other artists in the 2012 FanFest contest are Mark Cameron, Marshall Dane, the Divorcees, Georges Hamel, Tonya Kennedy, Jason Kirkness, Johnny Oliver Band, Pear, and Wyatt.”
Aside from being involved in the 2012 FanFest contest, Epp is preparing for her new artist showcase during the CCMA festivities on September 6. ”About six or eight new artists get to perform every year. It’s a great opportunity to play in front of the whole industry,” says Epp. Unlike the FanFest, this showcase is for the Canadian country music industry, not so much the fans. Epp is hoping to play FanFest for the fans who attend the 2012 CCMAs.
Epp began her career as a touring vocalist and guitar player for fellow B.C. artist Jessie Farrell. Epp says, “I toured with Jessie for about three years, all across Canada. I really learned the ropes, and now I’m doing it myself. I feel really lucky to have had that experience.”
The video for Epp‘s latest single, “Be Your Girl” will be released in fall 2012.
For more information on Kylee Epp, visit her official website.