NRS Series 3 Prelim 8

We had a great prelim round 8 of Nashville Rising Song Series 3. We had 41 songwriters come out, and randomly picked 21 to perform their song. We again had a strong group of songwriters at this round!

Winners of Nashville Rising Song Series 3 Prelim 8. From left to right, Loren Johnson (music industry judge), Jeffrey Wayne (audience winner), Luke Ledbetter (music industry judges winner), Mason Douglas (music industry judge), Keith Mohr (NRS creator/director)

Here’s a recap of Preliminary Round 8:

1- Wayne Bryan
2- Angela Meza
3- Sean Walsh
4- Owen Davis
5- Gracie Kirk
6- Dustin Spears
7- Dylan Mines
8- Angie Green
9- Greg Pope
10- Jeffrey Wayne
11- Cassandra Stanley
12- Luke Ledbetter
13- Ella Reid
14- Michael Hambly
15- Noah Tellish
16- Emily Daniel
17- Laden Gun
18- Marye Amanda Daniel
19- Alex Noelle
20- Clare Cunningham
21- Celeste Martinez


Jeffrey Wayne (Audience Winner)
Luke Ledbetter (Judges Winner)

Jeffrey and Luke will come back and join 18 other writers for the semi-final round to be held Monday, November 12, 2018 at Tin Roof Midtown. The finals will be held Monday, November 19, 2018 at Tin Roof Midtown.



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.
Loren also recently launched the lifestyle brand #Country
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Mason Douglas is a veteran artist and songwriter, spending the last decade as a staff writer and working with the likes of Sam Hunt, Kid Rock, Dylan Scott, Old Dominion and the Swon Brothers. As an artist, Mason has released a number of albums, most recently his self-produced and self-written EP, Journeyman (available wherever digital media is available…and out of his trunk) and has had the fortune share stages with Vince Gill, Trace Adkins, Jewel, and even a stage with Garth Brooks himself.

Mason is also an author, with his bestselling Nashville guide book, “Now You Know Nashville”…and a second book soon to be released called “Secret Nashville”.
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