Rob Carona Wins Nashville Rising Song Series 3

NASHVILLE, TN (November 19, 2018) Rob Carona was crowned the winner of Nashville Rising Song Series 3 – a highly competitive open-mic songwriting competition. After winning the industry judges pick at one of ten preliminary rounds, Rob ultimately won the Series 3 of the competition with his original song, “Matches.” Rob was one of over 400 songwriters who signed up for the competition, held at Tin Roof on Music Row in Nashville, TN. 10 open mic rounds were held this series, with 21 songwriters selected to perform their original song.

From left to right, David Browning (music industry judge), Dave Isaacs (music industry judge), Shawn Carnes (music industry judge), Rob Carona (grand prize winner), Sheree Spoltore (music industry judge), Jason Wyatt (music industry judge), Mark Barnowski (music industry judge), Keith Mohr (NRS creator/director).

Rob Carona wins the Walkabout Odyssey at Nashville Rising Song Series 3!
Rob Carona with his new Gretsch Guitar, provided by Mark Barnowski and TSAI (Tennessee Songwriters Association International).
Rob won career advancing prizes, including a beautiful Gretsch Acoustic Electric Guitar, a Walkabout Odyssey provided by Walkabout Drum, an invite to perform at the Smoky Mountain Songwriter Festival, A song production and artist development package from Nashville Artist Development, a 3 year membership to Tennessee Songwriters Association International, A 1 year membership and $100 cash from Global Songwriters Connection, A great discount to the next Nashville Cool songwriter retreat, 4 guitar lessons from Dave Isaacs at Nashville Guitar Guru, $50 cash and a song co-write with Sandy Ramos of “The Song Tuner

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