NRS Series 7 Prelim 4

Sep 22, 2016 Blog

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We had a fantastic round at Nashville Rising Star Songwriter Open-Mic Contest. We heard quite a few songs that were capable of winning most rounds. We’re seeing many new writers this series, which is great! The talent pool is deep and wide in Nashville!

Nashville Rising Star Series 7 Prelim 4 Winners. From left to right, David Reuter (music industry judge), Kristen Parisi (music industry judge), Mary Ellen Hayes (audience winner), Uncle Larry Saffer (music industry judges winner), Sue Mohr (emcee), Keith Mohr (NRS creator/director)

Nashville Rising Star Series 7 Prelim 4 Winners. From left to right, David Reuter (music industry judge), Kristen Parisi (music industry judge), Mary Ellen Hayes (audience winner), Uncle Larry Saffer (music industry judges winner), Sue Mohr (emcee), Keith Mohr (NRS creator/director)

Here’s a recap of Preliminary Round 4:

1- Jase Hackman
2- Uncle Larry Saffer
3- Joshua Hunt
4- Greg Adams
5- Tonya Noga
6- Eric Einhorn
7- Amanda Cornett
8- Courtney Wite
9- Mary Ellen Hayes
10- Amy Gonzalez
11- Joe DeChenne
12- Danielle Cormier
13- Scott Sanford
14- Katie Harrah
15- Jeff Soule
16- Dynasty Marie
17- Jackson Steele
18- Lisa Vo
19- Friday James
20- Chris Gordon
21- Amanda Ly
22- Luther Lewis

Winners

Mary Ellen Hayes (Audience Winner)
Uncle Larry Saffer (Judges Winner)

Mary Ellen and Uncle Larry will come back and join 12 other writers for the semi-final round to be held Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Wild Wing Cafe. The finals will be held Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Wild Wing Cafe.

Judges

Kristen Parisi
• Graduate of the University of Maryland Smith School of Business, BS Marketing
• Staff Writer at Big Tent Nashville
• Artist, Writer / Producer
• President of The Dark Matter Laboratory, a Nashville based boutique music production company

David Reuter
• Graduate of The Berklee College of Music, Degrees in Jazz Composition and Arranging
• Vice President of Big Tent Nashville
• Guitarist / Arranger
• Music Director at Kristen Parisi Music
• Vice President of The Dark Matter Laboratory, a Nashville based boutique music production company

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