NRS SERIES 2 PRELIM 6

We had an awesome Prelim 6 round of Nashville Rising Song Series 2. We had a packed house and great songs were shared! 30 songwriters came out, and we randomly selected 21 + 1 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 6 Winners. From left to right, Mark Barnowski (music industry judge), Chad Jeffers (music industry judge), Corey Lee Barker (music industry judge), Cole Burkett (music industry judges winner), Jessie Jordan (audience winner), Keith Mohr (NRS creator/director)

Here’s a recap of Preliminary Round 6:

1- Joe Dissmore
2- Tiffany Hernandez
3- Chuck Richard
4- Andrew Smith
5- Jessie Jordan
6- Doug Allen
7- FRANK GIOVETTI
8- Kadie Lynn Roberson
9- Patrick O’Connor
10- Raquel Telfer
11- George Murtie
12- Haystack Slim
13- Emily Frances
14- David Alan Loy
15- John David Daily
16- Derrick Ryan
17- Eli Kirk
18- Zach Henard
19- Cole Burkett
20- Iliad Stone
21- Evie Rosenberg
22- Jacob Melton

Winners

Jessie Jordan (Audience Winner)
Cole Burkett (Judges Winner)

Jessie and Cole 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.

Judges

COREY LEE BARKER
Corey Lee Barker has over 500 cuts in various genres such as Country, Christian, Pop/Rock, Reggae, Polka, Comedy, TV and film. He has received multiple nominations for songwriter of the year by the Tennessee Songwriters Association, Inspirational Country Music Association, and the North America Country Music Association International and has 8 #1 songs in the Christian Country Genre.

He has written songs for William Shatner, Daryle Singletary, Cledus T Judd, Rebecca Lynn Howard, TG Sheppard, Johnny Lee, Bill Anderson, Jason Jones (Warner Brothers), Lucas Hoge, Cash Creek, Home Free, Barry Michael and a host of others.

TV placements include SMALLVILLE, THE MESSENGERS, BIRTH OF A LEGEND, ANIMAL PLANET, HBO, and GAC and NETFLIX.

You’ll also find some of his music on the Grammy winning album “Come Share The Wine” by Jimmy Sturr.

In 2015 Corey penned the Amazon best seller “Hit Happens” and recently released his second book “101 Ways to Get Your Songs Recorded.”

If you need a song for your next project he is open to all artists big or small.

Contact Corey Lee Barker Here

MARK BARNOWSKI
Mark is a singer/songwriter who moved from “Motown” to “Music City” five years ago. He hit the ground running and in 2015 won the (TSAI) Tennessee Songwriters Association International Male Songwriter of the year award, TSAI’s 2016 Song Of The Year and received a special award from the TSAI Board Of Directors for outstanding contributions to the songwriter/music community.

As an artist, “Mark Edwards” charted 4 top 50 singles and reached #43 on Billboards Adult Contemporary Charts. His Debut single “Just Having Touched” peaked at #15 and was the highest Charting independent AC single in the Gavin Report’s history.

Mark earned 20 Gold and Platinum Records as a record promoter for artists such as Michael W Smith, Bruce Hornsby, Harry Connick Jr. and has a multi- platinum award for promoting the longest running single in Billboard History “How Do I Live” by LeAnn Rimes.

Mark is the membership Director at TSAI- TennesseeSongwriters.com

CHAD JEFFERS
Chad is a songwriter, touring musician, author and producer. Chad began his career in the band, Pinmonkey, that he co-founded and was signed to RCA.

He then went on to tour with Keith Urban, Kenny Loggins, Jamie O’Neal and many others. In 2007, he started touring with country superstar, Carrie Underwood.

In 2008, he authored and published his first book, “25 Notes for the Successful Musician.”
When he isn’t in the studio producing other artists or touring the world, he is avidly continuing his passion as a songwriter.

Check out: chadjeffers.com

Watch a replay of the round Here