The New Country 95.3 Offers Three Other Ways To Get Up Close And Personal With the Stars of This Year’s Canada Day Jam

(Toronto, Canada) CMT and The New Country 95.3 invite music fans to get intimate with their favourite country artists as they announce four ways to get close to the stars. CMT Central, CMT’s daily news magazine show, broadcasts live from this year’s Canada Day Jam, Friday, July 1 at 7 p.m. ET, conducting interviews backstage, while The New Country 95.3 has three contests that get concert-goers closer than they ever imagined. Presented by Corus Entertainment’s The New Country 95.3, and sister companies Max Trax Digital Music and CMT Canada, Maple Lodge Farms Canada Day Jam is a free daylong country music festival beginning at noon, Friday, July 1, at Sunnyside Park in Toronto. CMT Central’s Stu JeffriesM and Colleen Rusholme break all access restrictions as they take the cameras backstage at Sunnyside Park. There they catch the stars of Canada Day Jam between sets: George Canyon, Leahy, Doc Walker, Emerson Drive, Aaron Lines and Johnny Reid, while delivering the top country entertainment news.

For those who long to be part of the action, The New Country 95.3 presents three contests that make front row seats look like an aerial view: The Maple Lodge Farms 50th Anniversary Chicken Coop, The Concert Couch and Sing Under The Sun. The Maple Lodge Farms 50th Anniversary Chicken Coop contest gets 50 lucky winners into the designated Chicken Coop area, so they can see their favourite country artists from the comfort of VIP seating. The Brick offers one lucky winner the best seats in the house with their Concert Couch promotion. From June 6 to 25 at participating Brick stores, customers can enter to win four seats on the Concert Couch¯right on stage. In case that’s not close enough, the winner also receives four VIP backstage passes. For unbeatable proximity, the Toronto Sun collaborates with The New Country 95.3 to bring one lucky winner the experience of a lifetime. Sing Under The Sun affords one Toronto Sun winner the chance to perform one song with Doc Walker on stage at Canada Day Jam, as well as four meet and greet passes with the band and four VIP backstage passes. Canada Day Jam, the largest free country music festival in Canada, features a main stage for performances, a midway and petting zoo in the Family Fun Zone with YTV’s Weird on Wheels, and an evening fireworks display from Ontario Place. Last year’s event brought together more than 100,000 country music enthusiasts. Canada Day Jam is a rain or shine event, and runs from approximately 12 p.m. ET to 9 p.m. ET. CING

The New Country 95.3, CMT, Max Trax and YTV are owned by Corus Entertainment, a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in both specialty TV and Radio. Corus also owns Nelvana Limited, an internationally recognized producer and distributor of children’s programming and products. The Company’s other interests include music, television broadcasting and advertising services. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.NV.B) and New York (CJR) Exchanges.

For more information, or to arrange interviews, please contact: Heather Kearney Corus Communications (416) 530-2382