NRS Series 8 Prelim 2

We had another great round at Prelim 2! 36 songwriters came out to compete, and we randomly picked 21 to share their song. Another excellent turnout, we’re seeing more and more fans of music and music industry people coming out to learn about new talent. Mission accomplished! The team at Kings Bowl-The Whiskey Room Live have done a fantastic job creating a venue that is perfect for our event! We thank them for their support and sponsorship.

Our winners from Nashville Rising Star Series 8 Prelim 2. From left to right, Jim Frazier (industry judge), C Kim Shrum (industry judge) Carson Hill (Audience Winner), Mike Mineo (Judges Winner), Jaylen Coleman (Kings Bowl), Keith Mohr (NRS Creator/Director)

Here’s a recap of Preliminary Round 2:

1- Dustin Spears
2- Alisa Beth
3- Mandy Moon
4- Landon Wall
5- Dakota Danielle
6- Traci Carter
7- Jake Greene
8- Justin Love
10- Roger Anderson
11- Mike Mineo
12- Chuck Frederick
13- Nicole Lewis
14- Kassie Wilson
15- Taylor Graham
16- Carson Hill
17- Alexis Gomez
18- Andrew Bennard Thomas
19- Friday
20- Joybeth Taylor
21- Mike Labo


Carson Hill (Audience Winner)
Mike Mineo (Judges Winner)

Carson and Mike will come back and join 12 other writers for the semi-final round to be held Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Kings Bowl- The Whiskey Room Live. The finals will be held Wednesday, March 8 at Kings Bowl- The Whiskey Room Live


C. KIM SHRUM- Kim has had a long career in the music business. He is a Producer, Songwriter, Artist Management & Owner of Dream Music Group. Kim has worked with many top companies including Opryland, BMI, SONY/BMG, Walt Disney World, and others. Dream Music Group is an artist development company who helps artists realize their musical ambitions.

JIM FRAZIER- Jim is a producer / musician and operates B Side productions here in Franklin. 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.

Jim has worked in the studio with Brad Paisley, SheDaisy, Jim Brickman, Joy Williams (Civil Wars), Phil Keaggy, 4 Him, Jennifer Paige, and many others.

Jim also composes and produces music for television, having music used on Undercover Boss, Sons Of Guns, Guys Grocery Games, America’s Top Model, MTV, Wild Celebrity Wife Swap, and many others, as well as for national commercials.

Jim is a member of the group “The Eaglemaniacs” “Twelve Against Nature”, “Soul Confident” and a few others where he plays keys!