NRS Series 2 Prelim 2

We had a great Prelim 2 round of Nashville Rising Song Series 2. We had a packed house and great songs were shared! 19 songwriters come out, and all who showed up were able to share their song. We again had a strong group of songwriters at this round! We had over 3000 views our live stream over on our Facebook Page.

Nashville Rising Song Series 2 Prelim 2 Winners. From left to right, Keith Mohr (NRS Creator), Andy Timko (judges winner), Josh Sheats (audience winner), Lindsey Kirkendall (music industry judge), Austin Evans (music industry judge)

Here’s a recap of Preliminary Round 2:

1-Joseph Dissmore
2- Courtney Wite
3- Josh Sheats
4- Ed Cawthon
5- Lindsay Mayer
6- Troy Breslow
7- Patrick O’Connor
8- Nate DiRuzza
9- Derick Quince
10- Donald Thomas
11- Bill O’Hanlon
12- Trent Giodetti
13- Buck Westmoreland
14- Taylor Gayle
15- Andrew Velez
16- Andy Timko
17- Jesse Lopez
18- Jacob Melton
19- Kris Bradley


Josh Sheats (Audience Winner)
Andy Timko (Judges Winner)

Josh and Andy will come back and join 18 other writers for the semi-final round to be held Monday, July 16, 2018 at Tin Roof Midtown. The finals will be held Monday, July 23, 2017 at Tin Roof Midtown.


Lindsey Kirkendall
Lindsey has been working as a performer and industry professional for over 15 years. Originally from So Cal, she began her career in front of the camera. She began her music industry career in Nashville nearly 10 years ago and has since held roles in digital marketing, artist management, editorial, artist development and national radio promotion.

She currently owns her own development + consulting company where she teaches artists to marry the principles of online entrepreneurship with their music careers to create sustainable and profitable businesses without the help of a label. “

Austin Evans
Austin Evans is the creator and owner of The Workshop, Nashville’s only 24-hour writing space. Austin has operated the Workshop for over three years and in that time has had the opportunity to work with hit writers, artists, publishing companies, non-profits and more.

Austin is more than just a businessman, he’s a songwriter too. He’s had multiple songs cut with Big Machine’s newest act, Radio Romance, as well as several songs with the artist Filmore, including “Headlights” which has over 1 million plays on Spotify.

Austin loves judging Rising Song because he always enjoys getting to hear new songs from talented people.

Watch a replay of the round here: