Made in Manitoba artist Bold As Lions has won a piece of a $100,000 prize after being selected as finalists in Canada's Walk of Fame.
The faith-based band, composed of husband and wife Sean and Karli Quigley, was selected as a third-place finalist in the emerging artist program.
More than 1,400 entries from across the country were submitted for the country. The winner and five finalists were chosen by a committee of music industry experts.
Bold as Lion was the only Manitoba group to be selected.
The Quigley's say 2020 has had more than a few challenges in store for them as entertainers. No strangers to adversity, however, the musical couple continues to press on.
While in isolation this year, Sean and Karli filmed, directed, edited, and produced an entire visual album.
"With everything going on in the world right now, the words and messages in this album are more relevant now than ever," the band says.
Canada's Walk of Fame is a walk of fame located in Toronto, Ontario that celebrates the accomplishments of Canadians in their respective fields. Their emerging musician program is in its eighth year and is one of the most successful programs in Canada for its support of aspiring Canadian artists ages 15 to 35.
Winners will receive private studio time at Metalworks studios, the opportunity to be showcased at the annual Festival du Voyageur, introductions to renowned artists, and access to music industry influencers, audiences, media, and artist development and funding.
"(We) are thrilled to have been recognized by such a well-established organization and are looking forward to what opportunities will come," the Quigley's say.