WYRK is looking for the future of country music right here in Western New York! The search is on for the next Toyota Taste of Country Riser--the next generation of country music talent.

On Friday, we had our first two contestants face off at Santora's Pizza Pub & Grill in front of a packed house! Solo artists Nick Siracuse and Kate Mallen each performed an original song in addition to some other music, and our judges decided who would advance.

Congratulations to KATE MALLEN, the winner of the first round of the TOC Riser competition!
This week, Uncle Ben's Remedy will duke it out with Beautiful Remedy to see who advances to the finals, and be sure to stay for Christian Kramer and the Backwoods Revival this Saturday night at Say Cheese on Love Road in Grand Island.

The winners of each event will face off in the final event Saturday, December 9th at 8:30PM at Buffalo RiverWorks, where West of the Mark and Eric Van Houten will also perform!

The winner will receive the opportunity to perform at WYRK Toyota Taste of Country, Jam in the Valley, the WYRK Fall Acoustic Show, a feature article on TasteofCountry.com and will be featured on Taste of Country Nights with Sam Alex, the nationally-syndicated radio show broadcast from the heart of Nashville across the United States! Most importantly they will receive the support of the station as they pursue their musical career!


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