They say that if you want to make it in the music business, you need one of two things:

  1. You need a "big break"
  2. You need to know someone in the music business who can give you that "big break."

We know that there is plenty of local talent here in KICKS 105.5 land, and we are looking for the next New Country Superstar!

Are you ready for your big break? Are you ready for the big stage? If you answered yes, let me give you the scoop.

Once again this year, the Taste of Country Brand will help to usher in the next wave of country music superstars with their massive “Risers” campaign. A handful of country’s most promising up and comers will be selected by a panel of industry insiders and country music experts along with one act voted in by the fans through the “Hot Seat”. KICKS 105.5 is looking to put one of our local Country acts into that Hot Seat.

From now through Friday, December 1, 2017, we will be taking submissions of local country artists and bands. Then from Monday, December 4, 2017 through Friday, December 22, 2017, we will be taking votes from our listeners. The winner will be announced Christmas week.

If you are a local artist or know someone who should be nominated, fill out this form:

Taste of Country Risers 2017

KICKS 105.5 will help Taste of Country usher in the next wave of country music superstars with their massive “Risers” campaign. A handful of country’s most promising up and comers will be selected by a panel of industry insiders and country music experts along with one act voted in by the fans through the “Hot Seat”. We're looking for your help to put one of our local Country acts into that Hot Seat. Nominate you favorite local country artist or band here:
  • Your Name*

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