WYRK is looking for the future of country music right here in Western New York! From Thursday, November 1st through Friday, November 16th WYRK will begin the search for the next Toyota Taste of Country Riser--the next generation of country music talent.

If you think you have what it takes to be the next great country star, submit your name and a video of you performing an ORIGINAL country song below. Whether you are an individual or part of a group, we want to see what you can do.

All entrants MUST be able to play their music acoustically. 

On November 19th, our panel of judges will select the top four submissions, and those four musical acts will perform head-to-head to determine who will be this year's Toyota Taste of Country Riser! Four acts will perform at a local bar with our panel of judges in the crowd at a preliminary event:

The winners of our preliminary event will face off in the final event Saturday, December 1st at 8:00PM at the Bear's Den at Seneca Niagara Casino, where former TOC Risers Eric Van Houten and Kate Mallen will also perform!

The winner will receive the opportunity to perform at WYRK Toyota Taste of Country, Jam in the Valley, and the WYRK Fall Acoustic Show. They will also receive studio time they can use as they please. Most importantly they will receive the support of the station as they pursue their musical career!

Please submit a video file no larger than 10MB or a YouTube link in the form below.

The submission period is now over.

Entries can be submitted through our website, via mail, or in person at the station during business hours. Contestants who enter online may be contacted by WYRK to request additional information including, but not limited to, names of the bands members, designated contact representative information, and .mp3 song demos or video file. By submitting an entry the entrant agrees to the conditions outlined in the Performance, Release and Authorization Agreement.

The submission period is now over.