We had a great end to Nashville Rising Star Series 8 and crowned our latest grand prize winning songwriter! The Hobbs Sisters won with their song “Boomerang”. The song had the most total rate points of all 16 songs performed by our 4 finalists. Each of our 5 music industry judges rated each of the 16 songs from 1-100. The audience winning song received 25 extra rate points. We added those rate points to the totals from our judges, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the total rate points received by “Boomerang.”
The Hobbs Sisters received $500 from Kings Bowl-Franklin/Whiskey Room Live, $100 cash and a 1 year membership to Global Songwriters, $50 and a song co-write from Sandy Ramos of The Song Tuner, A complimentary song demo recording by Crystal Burks and her ProTrax Nashville production service. $500 in PR services was awarded by Colleen Lippert of Anchor Media. Each of our 4 finalists will receive stage time at the Smoky Mountain Songwriter Festival in August 2017. A CD duplication package and mega distribution bundle was awarded by Discmakers/CD Baby. A complimentary career consultation was also awarded by Merf Music Group.
Our 4 Finalists:
The Hobbs Sisters
Music Industry Judges
Cyndy is the founder of the Smoky Mountains Songwriter Festival held in August in Gatlinburg, TN. The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival is a platform for songwriters to perform their original songs. You will recognize many of these songs from the “Hit” lists. The songwriter not only performs but tells you the story behind the song. It is one of the greatest entertainment venues you will ever see. Public Invited. 4 days of free live entertainment in downtown Gatlinburg.
Owner/CEO of Dream Music Group, Dream Music Studio & Music Dreamer Publishing (Sesac)
Staff Music Director for the upcoming movie Memphis Sun. You can find info regarding the movie & Kim on IMdbPro.com
Studio Clients include Disney Music, American Idol-Russia, Sony Movie Soundtracks, WSM650 Radio, Universal Pictures, University of Alabama Football & Lipscomb University
Songwriting credits include Memphis Sun Soundtrack, Theme Song for Jerry Dahmen’s “I Love Life” WSM650 radio broadcast. Also entire Music Composition & Production of the “I Love Life” Triple CD Project featuring Sara Evans, Minnie Pearl & many other artist.
Current Projects: Song-writing & Producing 2 Finalist from NBC’s The Voice and 1 Finalist from American Idol to be shopped to Major Labels in Nashville & New York.
Shooting Admission Video for Grammy Camp-Nashville applicants.
Next week off to Daytona Beach Bikers Week to Film & Produce a 90 minute Artist Sizzle Reel.
Member of: CMA, NARAS, NSAI & IMdbPro
Jeffrey is a member of the Independent Pluggers Association. Over the past ten years Jeffrey has placed songs on artist projects produced by some of Nashville’s elite producers, such as Garth Fundis, Kyle Lehning and Brent Mason. Some of those placements have become singles while two others were on an album that was nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award.
Jeffrey has represented major publishers, including Chrysalis Music, Curb-Magnatone, EMI Christian Music Publishing, and Larga Vista Music, and contributes commentaries for industry trade magazines like Billboard and Music Row. Nelson is the organizer for monthly meetings with multiple plugger groups and hit writers, leading discussions about artists that are most likely to cut outside songs on upcoming projects.
Bruce Michael Miller
Bruce is one of Nashville’s most requested song evaluators. Bruce has taught songwriting at the college level and is active in the Nashville songwriters’ community. He has evaluated upwards of 12,000 songs and has been a judge for the CMT songwriting contest for several years.
Bruce is not only an award-winning writer, but a producer, performer, and music educator. He has performed with such notable artists as Paul McCartney, Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina, Laura Branigan, The Standells, John Densmore of “The Doors”, Gary Wright, Jeffrey Steele, and others.
Bruce has had cuts by Steve Holy, Legendary Blues artist Miranda Louise, traditional country great Allen Carl, pop artist Lisa Nemzo, Nancy Terzian, Miss Jeannie and others. Bruce’s songs have been featured in motion pictures, performed internationally by other artists, and he has scored and produced movie soundtracks. His song “Voodoo” was chosen as an Oscar contender for Best Song in a Motion Picture for 2013.
CHRIS IS KNOWN AS A DEAL MAKER AND HAS MADE 14 MAJOR LABEL DEALS IN NASHVILLE! CHRIS AND HIS STAFF HAVE BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN THE CAREER GROWTH, MARKETING AND RADIO PROMOTION FOR DOZENS OF SUCCESSFUL ARTISTS INCLUDING TIM McGRAW, FAITH HILL, BILLY RAY CYRUS, TOBY KEITH, TERRI CLARKE, LEEANN RIMES, JODEE MESSINA, KIX BROOKS and KEITH WHITLEY.
THE # 1 INDEPENDENT SONG PLUGGING SERVICE IN COUNTRY MUSIC, STAFF OF 6 SONGPLUGGERS WITH 150 TOP 10 RECORDS, REPRESENTING SONG OF THE YEAR 7 TIMES AND SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR 7 TIMES.
ARTIST MANAGER: HAS MANAGED ARTISTS FOR EVERY MAJOR LABEL. 14 ARTISTS IN ALL. CURRENTLY MANAGES 3 ARTISTS, ONE WITH 3 MAJOR LABEL OFFERS ON THE TABLE.
CHRIS IS A RECORD PRODUCER AND HAS DONE PROJECTS FOR: EVERY MAJOR LABEL. HIS PRODUCTION TEAM CREDITS INCLUDE: MERLE HAGGARD, BILLY RAY CYRUS, VINCE GILL, B. J. THOMAS, KEITH WHITLEY, TERRI CLARKE, SAM & DAVE, BRYAN WHITE and THE GRASSROOTS.
Makin’ Music PUBLISHING DIVISION OWNS MORE THAN A DOZEN #1 RECORDS AND STANDARDS.
CHRIS HAS WORKED AS A STAFF WRITER FOR 3 MAJOR PUBLISHERS. HAS 20 MAJOR CUTS AS A WRITER INCLUDING A CUT ON THE GRASCALS GRAMMY WINNING ALBUM.
CHRIS IS A LICENSED ATTORNEY AND CATALOG BROKER REPRESENTING OVER 3 BILLION DOLLARS IN CATALOG ACQUISITION BUDGETS.
CHRIS IS CURRENTLY HEAD of CREATIVE & ARTIST MANAGEMENT for JOHNNY MORRIS MUSIC GROUP.