NRS Series 10 Prelim 10

We had an excellent final open round with another packed house and great songs shared! We had 37 songwriters come out, and we had 24 songwriters share their song. We again had a strong group of songwriters at this round! We had over 5000 views our live stream over on our Facebook Page.

Winners of Nashville Rising Star Series 10 Prelim Round #10. From left to right, Jim Frazier (Music Industry Judge), Ashlyn Levoy (Audience Winner), Randi Driscoll (Music Industry Judges Winner), Larry Cox (Music Industry Judges Winner), Keith Mohr (NRS Creator/Director).

Here’s a recap of Preliminary Round 10:

1- Paige Johnson
2- Evan Perich
3-Allison Mahal
4- David Alan Loy
5- Ashlyn Levoy
6- Steel Ivory
7- Hemp & Denim
8- Freddie Lee
9- Terell DAVY
10- Brooklyn Marie
11- Justin Love
12- Whittney Merritt
13- Greg Rider
14- Bryan Stave
15- Jackson Wells
16- Jameson Hope
17- Larry Giles
18- Randi Driscoll
19- Royale Lynn
20- Jonathan Williams
21- Sami Jo
22- Jody Doige
23- Tori Wilson
24- Matt Nicholls


Ashlyn Levoy (Audience Winner)
Randi Driscoll (Judges Winner)

Ashley and Randi 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, 2017 at Kings Bowl- The Whiskey Room Live


Jim Frazier
B Side Productions is the studio of Multi-Instrumentalist/Producer/Engineer and Arranger, Jim Frazier. Jim has been working in Nashville since 1989. Jim has produced artists and projects for labels such as Curb, Word Entertainment, and Sony, as well as many of the largest publishing companies, Sony/Tree, BMG, and EMI.

Jim has enjoyed working in the studio with artists such as Brad Paisley, SheDaisy, Jim Brickman, Joy Williams (Civil Wars), Phil Keaggy, 4 Him, Jennifer Paige, as well as many wonderful independent projects, most recently with artists such as The Nathan Buttrey Band, Sam Mullins, Brooks Maguire, Jamie Gallo, and Joanna Carlson.

Jim also composed and produced music for television, having music used on Undercover Boss, Sons Of Guns, Guys Grocery Games, America’s Top Model, MTV, Wild Celebrity Wife Swap, among many others, as well as national commercials.

Jim has a blast playing with, and subbing regularly for several Nashville area bands like The Eaglemaniacs, 12 Against Nature, Make Me Smile, Live From Ventura Boulevard, Reunion -A Tribute To The 70’s, as well as his own bands, Soul Confidant and Sam & Jim.

Jim’s philosophy in the studio is a simple one. Encourage and help bring out the best in every performance, in a highly creative environment… and always honor the song.

Currently, Jim has two songs being featured in NBC’s new 2018 show “Songland”, and am a member of “Child’s Anthem- the music of Toto” Tribute band

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Larry Cox
Larry is a former Los Angeles based songwriter, producer, publisher and artist manager now living in the Nashville area. He has had more than 30 songs recorded and used in film and TV. Larry has worked with artists on Motown, Island, RCA, Capitol, Sony, Atlantic, MCA and others. He is now working with up and coming artists and songwriters, developing their talent and producing their music.
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