NRS Series 4 Prelim 3

In spite of a rainy, cold night in Music City, we had another great turnout for Prelim Round #3 of Nashville Rising Song Series 4 at Nashville Underground! 28 songwriters checked in. We had 21 share their songs, and we heard many strong songs!

The winners of Nashville Rising Song Open-Mic Contest Series 4 Prelim #2. From left to right, Shawn Davis (music industry judge), Ronelle Coburn (music industry judge), Patrick Miller (audience winner), Angela Meza (music industry judges winner) Sean Carnes (emcee), Keith Mohr (NRS creator/director)

Here’s a recap of Preliminary Round 3:

1- Zach Henard
2- Angela Meza
3- Brent Snyder
4- Patrick Miller
5- Michelle Pereira
6- Chris Perrine
7- Antonio Moraes
8- Allison Green
9- Charles Jeter
10- Matthew Sean
11- Jenna Marotta
12- Joey D
13- Rene’ Le Feuvre
14- Sadie Schwefel
15- Alex Smith
16- Jess LaCoy
17- Michael Keys
18- Alisha Pace
19- Drea Gordon
20- Nicole Zadok
21- Jessie Jordan


Angela Meza (Judges Winner)
Patrick Miller (Audience Winner)

Patrick and Angela will come back and join 18 other writers for the semi-final round to be held Wednesday March 20, 2019 at 7PM at Nashville Underground. The finals will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 7PM at Nashville Underground.


|Head of Creative Development & Artist Management – Ten Ten Music Group

Ronell Coburn was born and raised in South Africa and immigrated to Los Angeles when she was 23. She was actively involved in film, working in script development, and as a producer (“Evolution” -Dreamworks).

She also built a reputation as a painter and has works displayed in many collections around the country including a portrait in the home of Burt Reynolds. She moved to Nashville in 2004 where she continued her long time passion for music, songwriting and supporting artists.

She helped develop Nikki Williams (Island DEF Jam/Big Yellow Dog) who went on to pen the Demi Lovato hit “Heart Attack”.

Being a writer herself, Ronell has a true passion for the art of songwriting and heartfelt desire to help artist’s find their true light and to make it shine.
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Shawn Davis has forged his own unique path as a music industry professional, combining his knowledge and experience as a touring musician, songwriter, and business executive. Born into a musical family who nurtured his guitar playing talent from an early age, He honed his skills on the church worship team and began writing songs. Proving his diversity, Shawn became a player and writer for all genres, touring extensively throughout the US and working with many of this generations most notable artists. Dierks Bently, Michael Tait, Further Seems Forever, Dashboard Confessional, Fly-Leaf, Paramore, Dem Franchize Boyz, Kesha, and Fallout Boy to list a few.

Also tapping into the production world, he has worked on various recording projects at some of the worlds top studios, including the Sound Kitchen, New York City Sound Lab, Blackbird, Nightbird Recording, Record Plant and The Ranch. After living in Florida, Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, and New York, Davis has made Nashville his home, immersing himself in the music community and establishing valuable relationships. Shawn joined Nashville Underground Management in 2018, actively serving as Shawn Carnes business partner and is a valued industry contributor. He is responsible for Artist Management, A&R and Branding Partnerships

One of their current clients, Steven Battey recently co-wrote and produced a #1 song for Luke Combs, “One Number Away”
Learn more at: NU.Management

Watch the performances of all songwriters who competed at this round below: