This past Saturday, August 24, 2013, Ontario Country Music Association award nominee and winner of the Sepoy Saloon Showdown, Amy Rose performed in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 10,000 at Lucknow’s Music In the Fields (MITF.) As winner of the Sepoy Showdown contest, Amy and her band were given the opportunity to provide direct support for headliner, Big & Rich.
“Well we are finally back home from an amazing fun filled weekend in Lucknow, Ontario where I took the stage to open for the wild country music duo Big & Rich at Music In The fields 2013,” Said Amy. We partied it up V.I.P. style and meet some fabulous entertainers and amazing people like Dean Brody, Dallas Smith, The Walters Brothers and many more… I have to say performing to a sold out crowd of around 10,000- plus people was absolutely incredible and what a fun crowd they were… Even though the whole weekend was so memorable, I will never forget looking into the crowd and seeing people singing along with me to my song “Party Like A Redneck” (That was definitely a highlight to my whole weekend that i will never forget…) Thanks so much to my incredible band, whom i could not do this without and a BIG thanks to MITF for having us!!!
The Sepoy Saloon Showdown was an online, fan-voted contest. Finalists were chosen from video entries by local country music artists. Those videos were placed on the MITF website, where fans could vote, once per day, for their favorite artist, with the top two vote-getters being selected to perform. The act with the most votes would be chosen to perform on the Sepoy Saloon side stage, immediately before the headline act. More than 31,000 votes were tallied, and Amy Rose finished in first place, with more than 13,000 votes.
Music In The Fields is a completely non-profit festival held in Lucknow, Ontario, Canada. in 2012, it hosted just over 7000 people to the venue grounds. 2012 headliners included Terri Clark and Travis Tritt. This year, stars on the main stage included, Big and Rich, Blue Rodeo, Dean Brody, Dallas Smith, Small Town Pistols, The Heartbroken, Autumn Hill, The River Junction Band, and the winners of the 2012 Sepoy Saloon Showdown, The James Cameron Band.