Another fantastic round at Prelim 8 of Nashville Rising Song Series 2. We had a packed house and great songs were shared! 32 songwriters came out, and we randomly selected 21 to share their song. We again had a strong group of songwriters at this round! We had almost 4000 views our live stream over on our Facebook Page.

Nashville Rising Song Series 2 Prelim 8 Winners. From left to right, Bobby Golombosky – aka “The Iceman” (music industry judge) Loren Johnson (music industry judge), Shannon McNeal (audience winner), Daniel Molyneaux (music industry judges winner), Keith Mohr (NRS creator/director)

Here’s a recap of Preliminary Round 8:

1- Tucker Jones
2- Shannon McNeal
3- Ben Neumann
4- Shae Taylor
5- Rhonda Funk
6- Dallas Burrow
7- Haystack Slim
8- Clare Cunningham
10- Brenna Beatty
11- Steven David
12- Mandy Brooks and Cosmo Harrison
13- Sam Hoysington
14- Daniel Molyneaux
15- Alexander Stopp
16- Doug Allen
17- Preston Ary
18- Michael Rey
19- Angie Kielhauer
20- Patrick Darrah
21- Tom Cunningham


Shannon McNeal (Audience Winner)
Daniel Molyneaux (Judges Winner)

Shannon and Daniel 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.


Bobby Golomboski

One of a kind Nashville based Syndicated Country Music Radio Personality Robert “The Iceman” Golomboski, The last man standing in the world of Throwback Radio Personalities, has aired a number of artists early in their careers before they broke into the mainstream.

Kane Brown, Chris Stapleton, Maddie & Tae, LoCash, Old Dominion, Luke Combs and Kelsea Ballerini are just a handful of artists he has advocated for before their big break. This is why The Iceman is the go to person and hailed as “The Man with The Golden Ears” for the bringing the best new and upcoming new country music artists to the forefront well before they get their big break.

The Iceman is a quick witted and funny radio superstar with a one of a kind voice who takes the old school radio personality approach, where the Radio host ran the show, picked the music he played during his show, made it entertaining, and held the listeners.

The Iceman fell in love with radio in the 70s, listening to top-40 hits on his local Providence station JB105 and following the syndicated shows of Wolfman Jack, his idol and Casey Kasem. The Iceman has quickly made a meteoric rise in the Country music scene while gaining Country Music’s respect and international acclaim.

His goal every show is be the best and play the best music, keep the listeners laughing and entertained, and have fun. That’s what he says makes for a first-rate radio show! The Iceman recently joined a POWERHOUSE weekend show line up which includes The Bobby Bones Show & award-winning National Crook and Chase Countdown show on the HOTTEST FM Country station in Southern California and the Flagship station for his Syndicated Prime Time with The Iceman show, Kix Hot Country 96.3 and 92.1 FM.

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For over 20 years, Loren has as served as the founder and CEO of the Christopher Entertainment Organization (C.E.O.), a production and consulting firm primarily focused in the entertainment business. During this time he gained extensive experience in music production, marketing-management, distribution, creative consulting, and new technologies.

He has earned credits and served as a consultant and/or producer on over 50 album projects for ten national record companies including Grammy Award winning producers, INC 50 entrepreneurs and world-renowned artists.

Currently working with the country group Sweet Tea Trio (for the past year) developed the growth of their platform and their recent signing of a joint venture W/ Vector Management’s Ken Levitan and Kid Rock

Currently working w 2 x Grammy nominee and 7 time dove winner Nicole Mullen on her first release in 7 years

Also partner in the recently launched lifestyle brand #Country

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