Preliminary Round 5 Invite

We pity the fool who stays home on April fools day and doesn’t come share their song at Nashville Rising Star- Mr. T from the A-Team:)

Hi There!
This week Wednesday, April 1 (April Fools Day!!) is Nashville Rising Star Preliminary Round #5 of 7. This is a GREAT WEEK to come share your song and get feedback! We have Irussi ( and Micah Sannan ( as our music industry judges. Irussi has been a background vocalist with Miley Cyrus for the past 5 years and is an accomplished songwriter/artist who is currently launching her own career. Micah is founder and co-owner of Levelo Music, a sync licensing company who places songs in film, TV, games, etc. Micah is also an accomplished producer/engineer/musician.

Every prelim week is open to anyone who writes original songs! You can come share your song at as many prelim rounds as you want!  (If you win a prelim round, you come back at the semi-final round)

If you haven’t been out to the event in awhile, we’d love to see you again! We’re at a great location and it’s better than ever! Even if you were a semi-finalist, a finalist or even a grand prize winner in our previous 22 series, you are WELCOME to come back and share your song!

Last week, we had 33 songwriters come out to share their song. This was the most we have ever had in over 6 years of holding this event! See a recap of Prelim #4 HERE  We’ve had excellent press coverage of this series and it’s been a great series so far, thanks to our songwriters!!

We require no advance auditions, all you do is come to Wild Wing Cafe in Cool Springs, TN between 6-7PM and sign up. The earlier you get there and sign up will increase your being able to perform your song. (We guarantee the first 16 songwriters who sign up will perform, then we draw numbers for the remaining slots so late arrivals still have a chance to perform. We’ll be there to greet you and provide information about the event and get you signed up.

If you bring 2 or more other songwriters with you and they share their song, we’ll waive the $5 participation contribution!

The event starts at 7PM. We hand out voting sheets to the audience and songwriters (yes, they vote too so bring your friends out to support you!) so they can keep track of the songwriters and their songs. Our music industry judges also vote for their favorite song, based on the quality of the songwriting and can the song be pitched with a minimal amount of work.

Tell your out of town friends, family and fans to watch the event LIVE at:

Each preliminary winner receives a $25 gift card courtesy of Wild Wing Cafe for their awesome food and drinks! We’ll also do a random drawing at the end of the event for ALL songwriters who sign up for a Performance 2 capo from G7th Capos! The grand prize winner receives $500 cash from Wild Wing Cafe, $100 cash from Global Songwriters and other great prizes and opportunities!

Speaking of prizes, our 4 finalists for this series will get a FREE slot on the acoustic stage at the upcoming COUNTRY FAN JAM festival being held at The Tennessee Fairgrounds June 11-14, 2015. And, our final grand prize winner will share their winning song on the main stage at Country Fan Jam on Saturday evening, June 13 right before their headlining act!

Plus, we’ve partnered with The Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival in Gatlinburg, TN.  Click HERE to see what you get as a semi-finalist, finalist or grand prize winner! Pretty cool!

Wild Wing Cafe
Thoroughbred Village Shopping Center
545 Cool Springs Blvd #195
Franklin, TN 37067



We hope to see you soon at Nashville Rising Star!
Keith and Sue Mohr
NRS Creators
Nashville Rising Star
615-594-0426- (keith/text only please)