NRS Series 4 Prelim 7 Recap

We had another great round at Preliminary Round #7! We had a total of 28 songwriters signed up and 21 shared their songs in front of music industry pros and a great crowd at Wild Wing Cafe and watching online. Over 1500 people watched the live stream and voted for their favorite songwriter!

Here’s a recap of Preliminary Round 7:

1. Greg Pratt
2. Nelson Moore
3. Bethany Pedigo
4. Yanna Mead
5. Rachel Dixon
6. Clyde Neal
7. Eric Golden
8. Brian Norton
9. Lucy L
10. Cyndi Washburn
11. Alex Renbarger
12. Brittany Bauerly
13. Cassidy Diana
14. John Tison
15. James Roquemore
16. Eli Teplin
17. Katie Harrah
18. JoDell Steele
19. C4
20. Holly Winter
21. Sam Van Meter

Yanna Mead (Audience)
Cassidy Diana (Industry)

Yanna and Cassidy will come back and join 12 other writers for the semi-final round to be held Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at Wild Wing Cafe. The finals will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Wild Wing Cafe.

Mark Jones
Mark Jones’ career in the entertainment industry has taking him from musician, artist, and songwriter to agent, talent buyer, and manager. Mark was a member of the EPIC, Capitol records MTV award winning group NEW MAN.

In 1990 he joined the iconic country pop group EXILE as they joined the newly established ARISTA Nashville records label. A string of hits and non-stop touring made them a staple at country radio across America.

As the band wound down after years of touring and recording Jones drew on his agent experience to become the Director of Entertainment at Nashville’s premier country venue the Wildhorse Saloon. There he booked and promoted some of the genres top acts and facilitating several successful TV shows produced there for TNN. The club won the prestigious Academy of Country Music nightclub of the year award during his tenure.

In 1999 he signed on as tour manager for country artist Chely Wright and soon after was invited to manage her at Spalding Entertainment. Over the next 14 years Jones went on to be the day to day manager for Wright, Sara Evans, Pat Green, Ashley Monroe, Terri Clark, SheDaisy and Aaron Lines.

Most recently Jones joined the ranks of Flood, Bumstead, McCready, and McCarthy where he worked in Entertainment Business Management for a number of Grammy, CMA, and ACM award winning artists and songwriters.

Jim Frazier
Jim Frazier is a producer / musician having worked in Nashville since 1989. Jim has produced artists and projects for labels such as Curb, Word Entertainment, and Sony, as well as many of the largest publishing companies, Sony/Tree, BMG, and EMI. Having worked in the studio with artists such as Brad Paisley, SheDaisy, Jim Brickman, Joy Williams (Civil Wars), Phil Keaggy, 4 Him, Jennifer Paige, and many others.

Jim produces music for television, including Undercover Boss, Sons Of Guns, Guys Grocery Games, America’s Top Model and Building Wild, to name a few. He has composed music for films as well.

Preliminary 6 Pictures