NRS Series 10 Prelim 8

We had an excellent round with another packed house and great songs shared! We had 18 songwriters come out and we had a strong group of songwriters at this round! We had over 2500 views our live stream over on our Facebook Page.

The winners of Nashville Rising Star Songwriter Open-Mic Contest Series 10 Prelim #8. From left to right, Ren Renfree (music industry judge), Callie McCoullough (music industry judges winner), Melody Guy (audience winner), Andi C Renfree (music industry judge), Jaylen Colman (VIP Manager of Kings), Keith Mohr (NRS creator/director)

Here’s a recap of Preliminary Round 8:

1- Evan Perich
2- Raquel Telfer
3- Frankie Gene
4- Jonathan Williams
5- Callie McCoullough
6- David Alan Loy
7- Jace Seavers
8- Ava Suppelsa
9- John Thompson
10- Steve Umculo
11- Melody Guy
12- Stephen Blackwell
13- Zachary Henard
14- Brooke Alexx
15- Landen Knowlton
16- Mick Fury
17- David Buckner
18- On the Run


Melody Guy (Cannot make semi, 2nd audience winner Brooke Alexx moves to semis) (Audience Winner)
Callie McCoullough (Judges Winner)

Brooke and Callie 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


Andrea C. Renfree
Andi (as her friends call her) is a Performing Singer/Songwriter with an amazing conceptual and creative base for songwriting. Primarily a lyricist, she is also quite adept at top-line melody creation. She has had over 40 song placements, including “The Buffalo Grass” (co-written with Willie McCullough and Clay Canfield) which was recorded by the late Chris LeDoux on his “Horsepower” CD on Capitol Records.

Andi is also former founding member of the award winning Texas vocal trio 2-Bit Palomino (2011 & 2013 Texas Vocal Group of the Year) and Currently with Renfree Isaacs (recently signed with PuffBunny Records). She was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year in the 2011 Texas Music Awards.

Together with husband Peter “Ren” Renfree, they own AREN Creative, since 2008, a complete artist services company offering a one stop approach to musical production and artist development services.

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Peter A. Renfree
Ren (as his friends know him) is a Performing Singer/Songwriter and Producer/Engineer. Ren owned Studio Orange, in Southern California (mid 1980’s) and trained under Disney Master Engineer, Don Dorsey. He has worked on numerous projects and his engineering credits include Stevie Wonder and Kenny Loggins, just to name a few. Ren is always looking for new talent to work with.

He has also had nearly 40 song placements. Ren is more of a top-line melodist but is quite adept at crafting a great hook and creative lyrics. Andi and Ren, together, penned 2015 #55 Roots Americana Radio Chart single “97 Acres” along with many songs on 2-Bit Palomino’s #5 Roots Americana Record (2015) “Things I Dream About”.

Ren is also an accomplished Singer/Songwriter performing as a founding member of award winning Texas vocal trio 2-Bit Palomino (2011 and 2013 Texas Vocal Group of the Year) and currently with Renfree Isaacs (signed recently to PuffBunny Records).

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