Canadian Indie Country Countdown

All Canadian Country Artists
Fan-Voted HOT 100 Songs in Canada

BIO


THE CANADIAN INDIE COUNTRY COUNTDOWN 
SUPPORTING CANADIAN INDIE COUNTRY ARTISTS

OUR MISSION STATEMENT!   WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT NOT ONE, BUT ALL INDIE COUNTRY ARTISTS! IF YOU ARE CANADIAN , IT DOES NOT MATTER YOUR AGE, YOUR HERTIAGE, WHAT KIND OF COUNTRY YOUR PERFORM, WHAT PART OF CANADA IN LIVE IN! THE VOTING PROCESS IS NOT PERFECT, BUT WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO KEEP IT AS FAIR AS POSSIBLE. 

The  Canadian Indie Country Countdown Show with Walter Scott James is a  Fan-Voted, Weekly Radio Show featuring Canadian Artists. 
Presently, this is the only place in Canada, where we chart your votes and play your fan-voted Top 100 Songs by your favorite Canadian Indie Stars each week.

The "BACK 50" premieres Friday Night at 6 pm eastern on LP COUNTRY!
On the "BACK 50" Show, we play Songs 100 to 51 in order. Each week 6 to 8 songs are added to the countdown and are featured in this show.


Canadian Indie Country Countdown "TOP 50" premieres every Saturday at 9:00 am EASTERN TIME on LP Country - Your Country Your Way! 
On the "TOP 50" Show, we play in order songs 50 to Number One each week.
You can catch THE BACK 50 replay every Saturday Morning on LP COUNTRY beginning at 6 am Eastern!



COYOTE 103 SARNIA - HOME OF HOWLING COUNTRY airs the TOP 50 show again at 1:00 pm EASTERN TIME.

KB COUNTRY Plays THE BACK 50 every Saturday morning beginning at 6 am Eastern. Then at 9 am they join the TOP 50 SHOW playing the top 50 songs of the week!



There are presently 20 stations playing the Canadian Indie Country Countdown.
For a list of of partners replaying the show checkout the Stations Section on this website.


Please take time to like these stations on Facebook for playing our great Canadian Indie Stars!

 To vote for your favorite songs each week visit the Canadian Indie Country Countdown Facebook Page.

 To have your music added to the countdown please see How to submit your music page on this site.


Watch for the new Canadian Indie Country Countdown Top 50 chart added every (Sunday Afternoon - Evening)  in the section titled CHARTS below!!

The Top 50 Songs on the Canadian Indie Country Countdown each week are featured on a Spotify Playlist to further promote this great music.

We are always looking to add another station to the great lineup of stations we presently have. 
If you would like to add the show to your station drop us a line and we will set it up!


PRESENTERS


BILL SPRINGATE

HOST OF THE BACK 50

Bill Springate was born in Greenwich, London, England. Bill has performed as a musician/Entertainer since the age of 16. Performing throughout the U.K., Europe and now Canada. Bill Springate Over his Musical life he has worked not only to promote his own bands but performed as a session musician backing numerous top ensembles and touring acts. He also had the opportunity to play lead guitar for The Foundations, Johnny Johnson and the Band Wagon and England’s singer and comedienne Faith Brown. Bill has made Canada his permanent home since 1974. Living first in Montreal where he studied at the Faculty of Music at Sir George Williams University. In 1985 he made the move to Ontario. He has made a name for himself playing Clubs, Special events and Private functions and touring through out the Toronto, Mississauga, Peel and Durham region. As a musician and performer, Bill covers a broad range of musical styles from the fifties through to the current time: Pop, Pop Classics, R&B, Soul, Motown, Reggae, Country and Jazz. Bill presently is providing great DJ and Karaoke Services for all kinds of celebrations and Events. In early 2021, Bill has become Host of THE BACK 50, on the Canadian Indie Country Countdown!

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WALTER SCOTT JAMES

HOST OF THE TOP 50

Walter Scott James is a Canadian Mobile/Radio DJ who has been on internet radio since April 2019. He has also hosted Rockin Country since 1977.

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STATIONS


FLAGSHIP STATION

ALL YOUR COUNTRY FAVORITES

HOME TO HOWLING COUNTRY

MKB INDEPENDENT RADIO

Sponsored by listeners & Independent artists

IT'S MY COUNTRY

PLAYING TODAY'S COUNTRY

PLAYING GREAT INDIE COUNTRY MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD

PLAYING GREAT MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD

COUNTRY MUSIC IN FRENCH, GERMAN & ENGLISH

MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD

POWER COUNTRY FM

Australia

MORE INFO TO FOLLOW

OZCMR

OZ CMR is an internet country music station with an emphasis of playing independent country music recordings by artists from Australia and overseas.

REPLAYS OF CANADIAN INDIE COUNTRY COUNTDOWN

Radio FM Wolf

Lelystad, Netherlands

Great Music from Sweden

FROM NEW YORK CITY

Grand Falls - Windsor NL. Community Radio

AGE OF NEW MUSIC

MUSIC FROM 1960 TO 2020

CROC RADIO

We Are Kimberley's "Radio Station"

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR MUSIC


DO NOT SEND A LINK TO YOUTUBE OR SPOTIFY TO US.        WE GET FAR TOO MANY REQUESTS  TO LISTEN TO YOUR SONG THAT WAY!


To submit your music to the Canadian Indie Country Countdown you must be Canadian.  
There is roughly a 2 to 3 week wait to enter onto the Countdown. Your song, if selected, will enter the Weekly Poll
and the votes will accumulate until you have enough to join the TOP 100. Some songs may not every reach the total
needed and may be removed. Please make sure that you take the time to read all the info on the website, as this will help
you understand the process and some of the ways you can promote yourself and your music.
Once your song has been on the countdown for 12 weeks - it has peaked - time to send your next single, if you
have it ready.

NOT EVERY SONG WILL MAKE IT TO NUMBER ONE!  BUT WE HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY THE RIDE!
As big as this song was by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow - Picture - it peaked at Number 21 on Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart.
So just charting your song is a big success, making the TOP 10 is a bonus!

Your song has to have been released in 2019-2020 or  2021 -   if not please explain why you think we should add it to the countdown!

We add new releases first, and we also consider female artists next as this industry is male dominated and we want to
try to level the entries as best as we can. We will add some songs from earlier years in special circumstances, but as
Country Great Gary Allen said recently -
                                         Never give up! If you have to keep telling people how good your demo is.
You need a new demo! Quit telling people how good it is! They will tell when it is good!
                                     When everyone loves it, you have something! Then, don't quit, keep making more!


CANADIANS YOUNG AND OLD!
Your age and your heritage do not matter, if the song is good and the sound has a Country feel to it, that is all we need!
We accept Country Rock, Outlaw Country, New Country, Country Pop, Traditional Country, Rockabilly Country and any
song that has a country vibe to it! We do recommend your short version of a song if you have 2 versions of a song!
TOP 40 RADIO NORMALLY PLAYS SONGS THAT ARE LESS THAN 4 MINUTES LONG.
We will in some cases edit songs, that are over 4 minutes in length, to a radio edit. The reason we have to do this, is
playing 50 songs in 3 hours, sometimes requires shortening of some songs. We try not to do this, but when necessary
we will.


WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU WHEN YOU SUBMIT YOUR SONG! 

1. - We need the date  your song was recorded and at what studio! 
        Please provide your producers name! We also need the release date of your song.

2. - We would like to know where you were born and where reside now.   - CITY OR PROVINCE OR COUNTRY  

3. - TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR SELF - SHORT BIO.     ( IF FIRST TIME ARTIST ON COUNTDOWN )
           Please do not send as a  file - copy and paste your bio right in the email you send. This makes it much easier
           to process your submission.

4. -  SUBMIT A WAV FILE OR HIGH QUALITY MP3 OF YOUR SONG LABELLED -  ARTIST - SONG TITLE.  
          The production of your song must be of high quality! 
           PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT A SONG YOU RECORDED
           ON YOUR COMPUTER WITH A MICROPHONE AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENT. 
           ( Do Not Submit an Album - Just the song you want to be considered )

5. - SUBMIT A SOUNDBITE ON YOUR SONG. This is a 20 to 60 second audio -  of you or someone you want 
         to use - telling a little something about your song.

6. - SEND YOUR SONG TO   canadianindiecountrycountdown@outlook.com
       ( THE ONLY LINKS WE USE ARE , WE-TRANSFER OR DROPBOX )

7. - JOIN THE CANADIAN INDIE COUNTRY ARTIST FACEBOOK PAGE AND THEN POST YOUR SONG
         SO FANS AND ARTISTS WILL SEE AND HEAR IT - HELPING YOU TO SECURE SOME VOTES!

8. - Make sure, in the subject line, you include your - ARTIST NAME - SONG NAME - and just send us the one song 
        you want considered for the countdown.

9. - PLEASE TELL US WHAT TYPE OF COUNTRY  YOUR SONG IS. 

          We accept all kinds of country  songs!

         OUTLAW COUNTRY/COUNTRY ROCK/POP COUNTRY/TRADITIONAL COUNTRY.COUNTRY BLUES/FOLK COUNTRY
         NEW COUNTRY/ALT COUNTRY.


Please visit the Soundbite section below as this is a great way to tell your story
in your words (or someone in the Band or your Management team) and engage the fans and further
promote you and your song!      We will no longer consider songs without a soundbite!


Can your song make The Top Ten?
Having a great song is only part of the success you will have on the countdown.
The countdown is a Fan-Voted Countdown so engaging your fans via Facebook is a factor
on how well your song will perform on the Countdown. The poll is released once a WEEK and
each voter must vote for at least 7 songs on the poll, but can vote for as many as they like.
Each voter can only vote once per week and we hope only voters who know most of the music
on the countdown vote.




Thank You and The Best of Luck!
send to    canadianindiecountrycountdown@outlook.com



Please send a clean copy of your song  and by doing this
you are giving us your consent to play your music.

Promo Your Music or Event.
We accept 30 second advertisements of your music, website or upcoming event free of charge.
Just send us the file and if accepted we will add to all our broadcasts, 4 shows in total on 20 stations presently.

If you are an Canadian Indie Country Artist, DJ, Management representative, Promoter or are in the Indie industry please join 
our CANADIAN INDIE COUNTRY ARTISTS FACEBOOK PAGE  If you are a fan of this great music you can also join.



Not Canadian?
Send us your music for play on ROCKIN COUNTRY RADIO SHOW to the rockincountryradioshow@hotmail.com -  with the same information
as above. 


HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR MUSIC

SOUNDBITE INFO


SOUNDBITE INFO
Soundbites 

We ask artists who can do so, to submit Soundbites promoting your song.  
The next section below has some examples of Soundbites and Promos on the music player .

Artists can send in 20 to 60 second Soundbites on their songs they submit, about the Song, Band, Production, Funny moments, any little bit of info you would like to share with your fans and the listening audience. This can recorded by what you have at your disposable, including, recorded directly to your cellphone and then email to us at the same address you submit your music, and tag with your info. You can send in as many as like as long as it keep them to around 60 seconds long at the most.

Fan Soundbites

If you are a fan of these great artists you can send a no more than 20 second soundbite on why you love an artist or their song!

Promos  - we no longer require that Artists send Promos, only if you want to do, that is up to you, but not required.


This is what we are looking for if you can provide. ( FEEL FREE TO AB-LIB A LITTLE HERE )


“ HELLO THIS IS - artist name - FROM - where they are - IN BEAUTIFUL - their province -
CANADA AND YOU ARE LISTENING TO THE MUSIC IN CANADA ON THE CANADIAN INDIE COUNTRY COUNTDOWN
WITH BILL SPRINGATE


HELLO THIS IS - artist name - FROM - where they are IN BEAUTIFUL - their province -
CANADA AND TIME TO PUT ON YOUR DANCING BOOTS BECAUSE YOU ARE LISTENING TO ROCKIN COUNTRY WITH WALTER SCOTT JAMES
LET THE PARTY BEGIN“

The above are guidelines on what we are looking for, if you want to change a little bit.
please do.


ALSO FEEL FREE TO AB-LIB A COUPLE OF MORE IF YOU HAVE THE TIME.
This can all be done on your phone and then sent to us.
Just try to keep them around a minute, it is ok to several different
stories, as long as you divide into 60 second segments, thanks
any questions let us know.
thanks again.


SOUNDBITES EXAMPLES


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YOU CAN PROMOTE YOUR MUSIC OR EVENT FOR FREE ON THE CICC

THE FAN VOTED POLL


Voting for the Canadian Indie Country Countdown is done with Two polls.

We have a total of 100 songs on the countdown, if each song was to make it to Number One on the countdown, it would take 2 years!

So with that in mind, please be realistic that making  the TOP 10 is a huge accomplishment!


FAN-VOTED POLL!  THERE IS NOW JUST ONE POLL A WEEK FOR FAN VOTING!

Your chances of climbing the "Canadian Indie Country Countdown" are greatly improved if you engage your

fans to vote for you on the Weekly Poll. 

The Fan-Voted Poll of 100 songs is released on our Facebook Page each day starting Saturday at noon eastern  and will remain open until 9am eastern Monday. 

Each voter can only vote once on the Weekly Fan Poll, and must vote for at least 7 songs and can vote for more if they like.

Each Fan can only vote once per IP Address. Once a Fan has voted on the poll that is it for the week!

You  must vote for at least 7 songs each time or the vote will not count.

 Make sure you share the poll with family and fans.

Each week the votes are counted and saved and continue to add to the artists total. A song WILL CLIMB for  12 weeks on the chart, after 12 weeks on the countdown your song's  votes are no longer counted.

 it will quickly exit the chart in a few weeks.

This way all songs have an equal chance to make the top 10. If we did not do this, we could have the same song Number One forever, if everyone kept voting for it.

The Chart is here to promote our great Canadian Talent, but has to be fresh also!



The Polls close at NOON -  EASTERN Monday. 

You can access the voting by clicking on our Facebook Page on this site and be sure to share with FAMILY & FRIENDS!


We are looking for Industry people to help with the voting process. If this is something you would like to be involved with and you do not affiliate with any artist then we would love  to hear from you.


Thank You for supporting our Great Canadian Indie Country Stars and join us on LP COUNTRY for the TOP 100 SONGS played back in order  every Saturday Morning starting at 6 am.


THE BACK 50


HOSTED BY BILL SPRINGATE

THE BACK 50
The Canadian Indie Country Countdown BACK 50 is a brand new show that airs every Friday at 6 pm Eastern on LP COUNTRY.
Hosted by longtime DJ and Musician Bill Springate this show features songs 100 to 51 including all the new entries to the countdown.
The Show repeats on LP COUNTRY RADIO and KB COUNTRY RADIO on Saturday morning at 6 am eastern.
This is a great show to hear the newest songs entering the Hot 100!

MKB indie Radio, It's My Country Radio, MTRI, Dory's Indie Radio Network, Belgium Country Radio and Power Country FM are now also airing The BACK 50

Checkout the very first BACK 50 show here

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