NRS Series 10 Semi-Final

What a fantastic semi-final round we had! 21 songwriters came back to compete head to head, sharing their best song. 10 were the audience winners and 10 were the music industry judges winner from our 10 weekly open-mics. We selected 1 songwriter who we felt deserved to be there! We had over 10,000 views our live stream over on our Facebook Page.

The winners of Nashville Rising Star Songwriter Open Mic Contest Series 10 Semi-Finals. From left to right, Cyndy Reeves (music industry judge) Larry Cox (music industry judge), Ian McConnell (music industry judges pick), Callie McCullough (music industry judges pick), Brooke Alexx (audience pick), James Gregory (music industry judges pick), Sandy Ramos (music industry judge), Kim Shrum (music industry judge), Keith Mohr (NRS creator/director).

Here’s a recap of the Semi-Final:

Round 1
1- Angela Fenton
2- Amy Lynn
3- Katie Davis

Round 2
4- Kacey Velazquez
5- Chuck Richard
6- Ian McConnell

Round 3
7- Jessica Coffey
8- Jess Jocoy
9- Shannon McNeal

Round 4
10- Landon Wall
11- Ben Becker
12- James Gregory

Round 5
13- Alyssa Lynn
14- Chip Phillips
15- Brooke Alexx

Round 6
16- Callie McCullough
17- Brady Alan Jones
18- Samantha

Round 7
19- Jace Seavers
20- Randi Driscoll
21- Ashlyn Levoy


Brooke Alexx (Audience Winner)
Callie McCullough (Judges Winner)
James Gregory (Judges Winner)
Ian McConnell (Judges Winner)

Brooke, Callie, James and Ian will come back for the final round to be held Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Kings Bowl- The Whiskey Room Live


Sandy Ramos
Sandy is the CEO of The Songtuner. Her songs have appeared on over 25 million CDs, having been recorded by the Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Lee Greenwood, Neal McCoy, Anne Murray, & Kenny Rogers and many others. She has had multiple ASCAP writer and publisher awards as well as Billboard Top 5 & 10 hits and a #1 Dance hit with “I Brake For Brunettes” recorded by Rhett Akins. Sandy loves to help songwriters make their songs better!
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Cyndy Reeves
Cyndy is the founder of the Smoky Mountains Songwriter Festival held in Gatlinburg, TN in late summer. The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival is a platform for songwriters to perform their original songs. You will recognize many of these songs from the “Hit” lists. The songwriter not only performs but tells you the story behind the song. It is one of the greatest entertainment venues you will ever see. Public Invited. 4 days of free live entertainment in downtown Gatlinburg.
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Kim Shrum
Owner/CEO of Dream Music Group, Dream Music Studio & Music Dreamer Publishing (Sesac) .Kim works with independent artists and songwriters providing production, management, and consulting services. Studio Clients include Disney Music, American Idol-Russia, Sony Movie Soundtracks, WSM650 Radio, Universal Pictures, University of Alabama Football & Lipscomb University. Kim is the 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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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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