NRS Series 1 Prelim 4

We had another fantastic round of Nashville Rising Song! We had a packed house and many great songs were shared! 36 songwriters attended, and we had 21 songwriters share their song. We had over 3000 views our live stream over on our Facebook Page.

Nashville Risin Song Series 1 Prelim #4 Winners. From left to right, Keith Mohr (NRS Creator/Director), Bobby “The Iceman” Golomboski (Music Industry Judge) Greg Rider (Music Industry Judges Winner), Jerr Grunn (Audience Winner), Loren Johnson (Music Industry Judges Winner)

Here’s a recap of Preliminary Round 4:

1- Greg Rider
2- Morgan Johnston
3- John Hollier
4- Anthony Pana
5- Dallas Remington
6- Blake Esse
7- Anna Marie Rose
8- Megan Swindler
9- Patrick Cole
10- Joe Dissmore
11- Kellie Johnson
12- Philip smith
13- Sam Duquette
14- Justin McNutt
15- Richard West
16- Ben Becker
17- Brenna Beatty
18- Jerr Grunn
19- Darrell Rae
20- Jon Bowlin
21- Natalia Mount


Jerr Grunn (Audience Winner)
Greg Rider (Judges Winner)

Jerr and Greg will come back and join 18 other writers for the semi-final round to be held Monday, March 19, 2018 at Tin Roof Midtown. The finals will be held Monday, March 26, 2017 at Tin Roof Midtown.


Syndicated Radio Personality Bobby ‘The Iceman’ Golomboski is a driving force in new country music. He is the host and creator for the only recognized New Country Top Artists Top 40 Chart and radio show, the globally syndicated Iceman’s Top 40 New Country Countdown . A number of artist that have been played or appeared on The Iceman’s chart early in their career have broken into the mainstream. Kane Brown, Chris Stapleton, Maddie and Tae, Lindsay Ell LOCASH, Old Dominion, Maren Morris and Luke Combs are just a handful of artists he advocated for before their big break. This has contributed to The Iceman successfully becoming, the go-to radio personality for the best up and coming New Country Music. He has quickly made a meteoric rise in the Country music scene while gaining Country Music’s respect and international acclaim. His ability to spot talent has not gone unnoticed, as he is referred to as the “Man with the Golden Ears”
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For over 20 years, Loren has as served as the founder and CEO of the Christopher Entertainment Organization (C.E.O.), a production and consulting firm primarily focused in the entertainment business. During this time he gained extensive experience in music production, marketing-management, distribution, creative consulting, and new technologies.
He has earned credits and served as a consultant and/or producer on over 50 album projects for ten national record companies including Grammy Award winning producers, INC 50 entrepreneurs and world-renowned artists.

Currently working with the country group Sweet Tea Trio (for the past year) developed the growth of their platform and their recent signing of a joint venture W/ Vector Management’s Ken Levitan and Kid Rock

Currently working w 2 x Grammy nominee and 7 time dove winner Nicole Mullen on her first release in 7 years

Also partner in the recently launched lifestyle brand #Country

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Watch a video of the songwriters below.