Canadian Indie Country Countdown

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

THE CANADIAN INDIE COUNTRY COUNTDOWN 
SUPPORTING CANADIAN INDIE COUNTRY ARTISTS


OUR MISSION STATEMENT!   We are here to support not One, but All Independent Canadian Country Artists!  It does not matter about Your Age, Your Heritage, what kind Country Music you perform, what part of Canada you live in! If you are Canadian you can qualify to have your music on the CICC. The voting process is not perfect, but we will do Best to keep it as fair as possible!

The  Canadian Indie Country Countdown is a  Fan-Voted, Weekly Radio Shows 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.  Our industry insiders will also rate your music and carry some weight on where your song will climb the chart, so if you do not have a big fan following, your song will still have a fair opportunity  to move up the chart.


THE CANADIAN INDIE COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AIRS ON OVER 50 STATIONS WORLDWIDE AND HAS OVER 50,000 STREAMS EACH WEEK!

Two Great Shows!

The "BACK 50" premieres Friday Night at 8:15 pm eastern on MKB RADIO with Host Al Yardy.
On the "BACK 50" Show, Al plays Songs 100 to 51 in order. Each week 5 to 7 new  songs are added to the countdown and are featured in this show.

THE BACK 50 replays again on Saturday Morning on RADIOGTA.CA  and again Saturday night at 6 pm on KB COUNTRY RADIO.

Canadian Indie Country Countdown "TOP 50" premieres every Saturday at 9:00 am  EASTERN TIME on  RADIOGTA.CA
Bill Springate counts down Songs 50 to Number One each week.

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

Missed the first 2 airings of THE TOP 50, no problem!  
You can catch THE TOP 50 replay every Saturday Evening on MKB RADIO  beginning at 8:15 PM Eastern!

Every Saturday starting at 6 pm eastern on KB COUNTRY RADIO you will hear a reply of all 100 songs, beginning at song 100!


There are presently over 50 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 -  on this site.


Watch for the new Canadian Indie Country Countdown Top 50 chart added to our FACEBOOK PAGE every Sunday morning!


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!

WHAT KIND OF COUNTRY MUSIC DO WE ACCEPT!

The CICC has music from all genres of Country Music, including Traditional Country, Pop Country, Outlaw Country, New Country, Country Rock, Country Blues, Folk Country, Americana, Progressive Country, Alternative Country, Rockabilly Country and so many more.


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 -your song will be removed from the chart, so we can allow another Canadian Indie Artist to join!

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!
Please provide  the name of the Label and the Writers of the Song.
We also need the Release Date of your Song to Radio stations and music platforms.
Also make sure you send the Cover Artwork for your Song or a picture of you.
Without this info we will not proceed with your song, so make sure you send.

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

3. - TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR SELF - SHORT BIO.
Please do not send as a file attached to your email - instead - 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 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 )

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!
Also like the CICC FACEBOOK PAGE - so you will keep up with the VOTING POLL and the CICC CHARTS each week!

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.

10. - ONCE WE HAVE EVERTHING - WE WILL SEND YOUR SONG OUT TO A FEW RADIO/RECORD INDUSTRY PEOPLE FOR THEIR FEEDBACK AND ONCE APPROVED WILL BE ADDED TO THE POLL OR DIRECTLY TO THE CICC !






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 2021 or  2022 -   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 does 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.




          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? THE VOTERS POLL.

We have fans voting from over 60 countries, who have a passion for music and even without your own fans, if your song is good, you will climb the chart! Your song will play to over 25,000 listeners
each week on over 50 stations world-wide.
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 will 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 50 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

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Glasgow Scotland - Sponsored by listeners & Independent artists

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PLAYING GREAT INDIE COUNTRY MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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ALL YOUR COUNTRY FAVORITES FROM LONDON ONTARIO

MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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

BELGUIM MUSIC VARIETY

Lelystad, Netherlands

FROM NEW YORK CITY

Grand Falls - Windsor NL. Community Radio

GREAT MUSIC FROM THE UK

We Are Kimberley's "Radio Station"

Welcome to The Bull FM 88 Charters Towers’ ONLY country music Station!.

DUBLIN IRELAND

A TASTE OF THE ROCK

MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD

TODAY'S BEST MUSIC AND MORE OF IT

THE BEST COUNTRY MIX OF ALL TIME

TWEACLE RADIO

HIT STATION PLAYING MUSIC YOU LOVE

SEABIRD RADIO

MUSIC ON THE WAVES

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 ) Some of the Best we have come from Artists that AB-LIBED!


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



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.


Voting for the Canadian Indie Country Countdown happens every weekend.

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, but many will make the TOP 10 without ever engaging their fans, if a song is good, the 50,000 plus listeners each week, will vote for it. 

The Fan-Voted Poll of 100 songs is released on our Facebook Page on Friday evening as the BACK 50 begins

to air on MKB RADIO around 8:15 PM  eastern  and will remain open until midnight eastern Saturday night. 

Each voter can only vote once on the Weekly Fan Poll per artist.  Once a Fan has voted on the poll that is it for the week!

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!

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




Thank You for supporting our Great Canadian Indie Country Stars !

HOSTED BY BILL SPRINGATE

THE BACK 50
The Canadian Indie Country Countdown BACK 50 is a brand new show that airs every Friday at 8:15 pm Eastern on MKB RADIO
Hosted by longtime DJ Al Yardy from London Ontario, his show features songs 100 to 51, including all the new entries to the countdown.
The Show repeats on RADIOGTA on Saturday morning at 6 am eastern.
You can also catch the TOP 100 on KB COUNTRY RADIO every Saturday night at 6 pm eastern!
The Back 50 is a great way to hear the newest songs entering the Hot 100!


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