NRS Series 9 Prelim 2

We had another fantastic round tonight with 15 songwriters who shared their song on the red velvet stage at The Whiskey Room Live. Of course, it was a stormy Wednesday and that kept some songwriters home. Seems Wednesdays are the day Nashville gets bad weather. Happens all the time! We had over 1000 people watching our live stream over on our Facebook Page. Be sure to like our Facebook page to keep up with our events.

The winners of Nashville Rising Star Series 9 Prelim #2! From left to right, Kim Shrum (music industry judge), Will Scruggs (audience winner), Jordan St. Cyr (music industry winner), Sandy Ramos (music industry judge), Jim Frazier (music industry winner), Jaylen Coleman (VIP manager at Kings Bowl), Keith Mohr (NRS creator/director)

Here’s a recap of Preliminary Round 2:

1- Adam Smith
2- Debbie Barnes
3- Tim Hornbeak
4- Rowe
5- Jared Minnix
6- Jillian Steele
7- Tyler Deaver
8- Friday
9- Nicky James
10- Jordan St Cyr
11- Marisa Maino
12- Chad Cates
13- Courtney Peveler
14- Will Scruggs
15- Richie Boggs


Will Scruggs (Audience Winner)
Jordan St Cyr (Judges Winner)

Will and Jordan will come back and join 12 other writers for the semi-final round to be held Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Kings Bowl- The Whiskey Room Live. The finals will be held Wednesday, May 31 at Kings Bowl- The Whiskey Room Live


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!
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Owner/CEO of Dream Music Group, Dream Music Studio & Music Dreamer Publishing

Staff Music Director for the upcoming movie Memphis Sun. You can find info regarding the movie & Kim on

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
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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!

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