NRS Series 10 Prelim 2

Another awesome preliminary round with a packed house and great songs shared! We had 24 songwriters come out and we had a strong group of songwriters at this round! We had over 5000 views our live stream over on our Facebook Page.

The winners of Nashville Rising Star Songwriter Open-Mic Contest Prelim #2. From left to right, Kaylin of The Edge Salon, Jason Wyatt (music industry judge). Katie Davis (audience winner), Kacey Velazquez (music industry judges winner), Nancy Deckant (music industry judge), Jaylen Colman (VIP Manager of Kings), Keith Mohr (creator/director NRS)

Here’s a recap of Preliminary Round 2:

1- David Alan Loy
2- Braiden Wood
3- Robert Meza
4- Raquel Telfer
5- Zachery Henard
6- Jonathan Mark Williams
7- Chuck Richard
8- Dustin Craig
9- Kenzie Thomson
10- Kenneth Johnson
11- Kacey Velazquez
12- Elizabeth Bernardini
13- Jared Minnix
14- Brooke Alexx
15- Mary Grace Allen
16- Whitney Merritt
17- Marcello Terra
18- Riley Moore
19- Julia Keefe
20- Katie Davis
21- Noah Grove


Katie Davis (Audience Winner)
Kacey Velazquez (Judges Winner)

Katie and Kacey 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


Jason was the very first winner of Rising Star, when we started the contest some 8 years ago here in Franklin! Since that time, Jason was the former lead singer of the ACM nominated 4 time top 40 band “The Lost Trailers.” Jason now focuses his time developing new artists, and has made a name for himself writing and producing projects from country to pop to Rock.
His new company is Nashville Artist Development. Check them out at Nashville Artist Development

Nancy is a staff writer and Senior Creative Director at Riser Music, a publishing company in Nashville. She is a member of the Music Row Songpluggers group and represents the music of numerous hit songwriters. In 2016, Nancy became a member of an elite group of songwriters when her song “We Are The Stars”, won first place for the Pop Category in the prestigious Indie International Songwriters Competition.

Nancy spent 8 years as NSAI Workshop Coordinator, evaluating countless songs and encouraging songwriters on their journey in music. She has played at Songwriter Festivals including Tin Pan South, Smokey Mountain Songwriter Festival and Frank Brown. Prior to moving to Nashville, Nancy spent 10 years in bands and has opened for Craig Morgan, Brett Eldridge and George Jones.

Learn more at: Riser Music
Check out pics of the event.

Watch a replay of the entire event here: