NRS Series 8 Prelim 4

Another awesome round with 36 songwriters and a packed house! This series has been one of our best so far, because of the quality of talent, and the incredible venue! The Whiskey Room Live is quickly becoming the premier listening room in the Nashville area. Everyone loves it!

The winners of Nashville Rising Star Songwriter Open-Mic contest Prelim Round #4. From left to right, David Browning (music industry judge), Adam Bruno (guest songwriter judge), Tyler Brent (audience winner), Natu (music industry winner), Jaylen Coleman (VIP manager, The Whiskey Room Live), Sandy Ramos (music industry judge), Keith Mohr (NRS creator/director)

Here’s a recap of Preliminary Round 4:

1- Taylor Graham
2- Hailey Verhaalen
3- Jess justice
4- Jillian Steele
5- Frank Prenevost
6- Geoff Abraham
7- Kassie Wilson
8- Natalie Patterson
9- Lucas Barela
10- Natu
11- Bryan Michael
12- Jess Jocoy
13- Kaila Dakota
14- Tristan Zerner
15- Josh Hastick
16- Zeb Hatfield
17- Tyler Brent
18- Kevin Kolk
19- Jase Hackman
20- Uncle Larry Saffer
21- Eric Einhorn


Tyler Brent (Audience Winner)
Natu (Judges Winner)

Tyler and Natu 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


David Browning- Producer/Programmer/Songwriter David Browning has been an active force in the professional music scene for two decades. Starting his professional career as a touring keyboardist,.

David worked with many renowned artists, including the infamous “Christian years” with Katy Perry, Amy Grant, Ce Ce Winans, Jump 5 and Japanese sensation JP Lam, as well as broadcast production work for NFLʼs Monday Night Football and Pro Bowl, ESPN and others.

David has also worked remotely with talented greats such as Neal Schon (Journey), Mickey Thomas (Starship), Dez Dickerson (Prince), soul diva Linda Clifford and platinum- selling country great Paul Brandt, and side-by-side with songwriting and production moguls Diane Warren, John Bettis, Dennis Matkosky, Keith Thomas, Peter Zizzo, Ric Wake, Brett James, Martin Briley and James Slater.

Recently, David Wrapped up playing on the new Mecca release, with members of Toto and many Nashville session aces. He also completed work on the new Marie Osmond pop release coming out in 2017. He finishing up the new Distorted Priorities release, with members of the Dixie Dregs and featuring Thom Griffin.
David Browning Facebook

Sandy Ramos- Sandy is the CEO of The Songtuner. Her songs have appeared on over 25 million CDs, having been recorded by the Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Lee Greenwood, Neal McCoy, Anne Murray, Kenny Rogers and many others. She has had multiple ASCAP writer and publisher awards as well as Billboard Top 5 & 10 hits and a #1 Dance hit with “I Brake For Brunettes” recorded by Rhett Akins. Sandy loves to help songwriters make their songs better!

Watch a replay of the entire event here: