NRS Series 10 Prelim 1

We had a great opening round to Series 10. We had 30 songwriters come out and we had a strong group of songwriters at this round! We had over 6200 views our live stream over on our Facebook Page. We had a packed house at The Whiskey Room Live, with over 100 attended!

The winners of Nashville Rising Star Songwriter Open-Mic Contest Series 10, Prelim #1. From left to right, Austin Evans,( C Kim Shrum, ( Amy Lynn (music industry judges winner), Angela Fenton (audience/online winner), Jaylen Colman, (VIP manager of Kings Dining & Entertainment – Cool Springs Franklin) Keith Mohr (NRS creator/director)

Here’s a recap of Preliminary Round 1:

1- Stephen Blackwell
2- Sam Gyllenhaal
3- Jonathan Mark Williams
4- Natalie Robertson
5- Sedina
6- CiCi Shevlin
7- Olivia Peppiatt
8- Whitney Merritt
9- Brad Hutsell
10- Jeremy Moll
11- Nicole Barron
12- Mary Grace Allen
13- Angela Fenton
14- Jess Jocoy
15- Allie Sealey
16- Kyle James
17- Alexis Taylor
18- Emily Frances
19- Amy Lynn
20- Katie Davis
21- Dustin Craig


Angela Fenton (Audience Winner)
Amy Lynn (Judges Winner)

Angela and Amy Lynn will come back and join 18 other writers for the semi-final round to be held Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Kings Bowl- The Whiskey Room Live. The finals will be held Wednesday, October 25 at Kings Bowl- The Whiskey Room Live


Owner/CEO of Dream Music Group, Dream Music Studio & Music Dreamer Publishing (Sesac)

Studio Clients include Disney Music, American Idol-Russia, Sony Movie Soundtracks, WSM650 Radio, Universal Pictures, University of Alabama Football & Lipscomb University.

Music Director for upcoming movies, “First Of July” and “Memphis Sun”
Songwriting credits include Memphis Sun Soundtrack, Theme Song for Jerry Dahmen’s “I Love Life” WSM650 radio broadcast. Also entire Music Composition & Production of the “I Love Life” Triple CD Project featuring Sara Evans, Minnie Pearl & many other artist.

Last month 2 songs & 1 artist/actress were placed by Dream Music Group with Movie Producers

Kim is a member of: CMA, NARAS, NSAI & IMdbPro

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Austin is the owner of Nashville’s only 24-hour songwriting space, The Workshop. For two years, The Workshop has taken its place on Music Row and provided songwriters a place to meet and write anytime, day or night. The Workshop also offers members a chance to participate in weekly Facebook Live showcases, monthly songwriter rounds and networking events, and even provides a television and movie song pitch service called Sync or Swim.

Austin is an accomplished songwriter in his own right, having singles with the band Radio Romance as well as “Headlights” by new artist Filmore which was featured at the Stagecoach music festival and has surpassed 1 million plays on Spotify.

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Check out pics of the event.

Watch a replay of the entire event here: