We had a fantastic final round for this series 9 tonight at The Whiskey Room Live at Kings Bowl! Our 4 finalists came back and performed 4 songs each! All 16 songs were very good, but one song stood out among the rest and was crowned the Winning song of Nashville Rising Star! Our Industry judges rated each song from 1-100 based on commercial potential of the song. The audience winning song received an extra 25 rate points added to the judges total.
1- Megan Arial
2- Jordan St Cyr
3- Joybeth Taylor
4- Will Scruggs
Jordan St Cyr was crowned as Nashville Rising Star Series 9 winner with his song, “Wind Blows Hardest”
Jason was the very first winner of Rising Star, when we started the contest some 8 years ago here in Franklin!
Since that time, Jason was the former lead singer of the ACM nominated 4 time top 40 band “The Lost Trailers.” Jason now focuses his time developing new artists, and has made a name for himself writing and producing projects from country to pop to Rock.
Jason recently founded Nashville Artist Development, a management/consulting/production company.
Learn more at: NashvilleArtistDevelopment.com
Mason has covered a lot of bases of the music business over his 16-year journey in Nashville. Currently in his 7th year as staff writer for the boutique publishing company, Judy Harris Music, Mason is a Top 40 Hit Songwriter with the song, “American Beauty” He is currently working on his own long-awaited full length album.
Mason has been a mentor with NSAI serving many inspiring songwriters.
Mason authored a book on Nashville pop-culture, titled “Now You Know Nashville”, which features the stories about Nashville you never knew about: where hit songs were written, studio stories, celebrity houses and grave sites, foodie items, and over 350 locations in town that you can’t miss.
Mason is also an actor, appearing in a number of “Nashville” episodes, most notably as the “Beverly Sound Guy”, as well as featured in numerous commercials for Ram, Nissan, Dayton Tires, Twice Daily, and UpDesk.
Learn more at: MasonDouglas.com
For over 20 years, Loren has as served as the founder and CEO of the Christopher Entertainment Organization (C.E.O.), a production and consulting firm primarily focused in the entertainment business. During this time he gained extensive experience in music production, marketing-management, distribution, creative consulting, and new technologies.
He has earned credits and served as a consultant and/or producer on over 50 album projects for ten national record companies including Grammy Award winning producers, INC 50 entrepreneurs and world-renowned artists.
He is an award-winning, cross-genre, modern record producer with many years of experience in both DAW as well as classical recording environments. In 2015 he produced and was a co-writer on Louisa Wendorff’s Arrow EP which reached #1 on the Billboard Heatseeker Charts and # 2 on the iTunes Singer Songwriter Chart.
Learn more at: LorenJohnson.com
Owner/CEO of Dream Music Group, Dream Music Studio & Music Dreamer Publishing (Sesac) Staff Music Director for the upcoming movie Memphis Sun.
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.
Member of: CMA, NARAS, NSAI & IMdbPro
Learn more at: Dreammusicgroup.us