NRS Series 4 Prelim 4

The polar vortex didn’t keep songwriters away at Prelim #4, we had another great turnout at Nashville Underground as 35 songwriters checked in. We had 21 share their songs, and we heard many well written songs!

Here’s the top 3 songwriters ranked by our industry pro judges at Prelim #4. From left to right, Justin Sullivan, Sara Davis (judges winner) and Sami Jo.

Here’s a recap of Preliminary Round 4:

1- Antonio Moraes
2- Allison Green
3- Andrew Valez
4- Michael Gardner
5- Andrea Thompson
6- Cassandra Stanley
7- Joey D
8- Lara Holan
9- Justin Sullivan
10- Alex Shernit
11- Jenna Marotta
12- Eli Kirk
13- Shawna Ray
14- Maddison Livingston
15- Leena Kollar
16- Sami Jo
17- Midwest Coast
18- Rick Ryman
19- Matthew Sean
20- Sara Davis
21- Rene’ Le Feuvre


Sara Davis (Judges Winner)
Andrea Thompson (Audience Winner)

Andrea and Sara 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.


Nancy is President and Chief Creative Officer of Nashville Cool, a publishing company which offers services to songwriters including music business mentoring, independent song plugging and events. The company’s flagship event is the Hit Songwriter Invitational songwriting retreat where unsigned songwriters write with hit songwriters.

Nancy recently created a song pitching and plugging service called “ROW CALL” with Shar’n Clark. They are actively looking for great songs to present to their music industry contacts.

Nancy also spent 8 years as NSAI Workshop Coordinator, evaluating countless songs and encouraging songwriters on their journey in music. She truly is a Song Champion!

6x Award Winning Producer & Mixer. #1 on iTunes, 2018 Billboard Radio Top 20. Internationally renowned Audio Educator, Mentor, and specializes in working with dynamic powerful singers.

Dr. Ford got his start DJ’ing during the infamous 90’s San Francisco Rave scene, moving to Los Angeles to learn the art of recording, and earning several degrees in Music from Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA. He then studied under Industry giants Ronnie King (Mariah Carey / Tupac Shakur / Snoop Dogg / Dr. Dre), and Jack Joseph Puig (Sheryl Crow / Counting Crows / Goo Goo Dolls / John Mayer / Black Crows / Weezer / U2) and honed his skills, becoming a true Artist in the studio.

Dr Ford has a private studio suite at the world-famous Sound Kitchen in Franklin TN, Dr. Ford is a master Producer and Mixer. Specializing in strong, powerful vocalists, he is known for his “lyrical mixing” strategies, and the ability to take a good record and make it great.

Endorsed by some of the top companies in Pro-Audio, Dr. Ford’s private studio hosts a collection of “tier 1” equipment, in a beautifully treated room, guaranteeing that your music will translate perfectly to the world stage.
Learn more at: DRFORD.COM

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