NRS Series 9 Prelim 7

We finished up the open-mic portion of Series 9 with 18 songwriters who came out to share their song on the red velvet stage at The Whiskey Room Live. We had over 2000 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 and judges of Nashville Rising Star Series 9 Prelim #7. From left to right, Jason Wyatt (music industry judge), Amy Lynn (music industry alternate winner), Cheyloe Martin (music industry judges winner), Austin Evans (music industry judge), Keith Mohr (NRS creator/director) More info at:

Here’s a recap of Preliminary Round 7:

1- Kayley Hill
2- Cheyloe Martin
3- Shae Taylor
4- Mary Williams
5- Carter Dahm
6- Tyler Landon
7- David denham
8- Justin Love
9- Jackson Aide
10- john bogg
11- Tim Hornbeak
12- Kenny Johnson
13- Amy Lynn
14- Jared Minnix
15- Charlie Barrett
16- Cooper Gilliam
17- Eleanor Lieder
18- Zane Storey


Cheyloe Martin (Judges & Audience Winner)
Amy Lynn (Judges Alternate Winner)

Cheyloe and Amy Lynn 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


Austin is the creator and owner of The Workshop Music, Nashville’s first and only 24-hour writing space. With a passion for music and those who create it, Austin has made a place where writers can come any time to hone their craft and meet other driven musicians. A songwriter himself, Austin has three songs on the self titled EP of new artist Filmore and writes extensively with Sony Recording artists Radio Romance.
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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 songwriters, and has made a name for himself writing and producing projects from country to pop to Rock. His new production company is Nashville Artist Development. Check them out at

Check out pics of the event below.

Watch a replay of the entire event here:

Series 9 Preliminary Round 7 May 10, 2017