Prizes

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Nashville Artist Development is awarding a complimentary song demo to our grand prize winner, a 3 month Artist Development Program package to our grand prize winner, and a career guidance consultation to our 4 finalists. Nashville Artist Developments helps artists and songwriters do what they love and teach them how to earn a living doing it!


Gretsch is awarding one G5022CWFE Rancher™ White Falcon Jumbo Acst/Elect guitar W/hard case to our grand prize winner, courtesy of our friends from TSAI


Kings Cool Springs-Franklin - The Whiskey Room Live - Franklin is also awarding $20 Kings Bowl gift cards to each preliminary winner.


Tennessee Songwriters Association International is awarding a 3 year membership to TSAI to our grand prize winner. Tennessee Songwriters Association International (TSAI) is a “hands-on” organization that has been opening doors for songwriters for over 34 years. With a low annual membership of only $99.00, TSAI offers a wealth of services specifically designed to address your needs as a songwriter, including weekly meetings, over 30 Pitch-A-Pro events annually, song critiques, guest speakers, seminars, performance opportunities, an annual Awards Banquet and other social events, networking and co-writing opportunities, informative weekly and monthly newsletters and invaluable membership discounts.


The Workshop is awarding a 3 month membership to their songwriter rooms to our 4 finalists. The Workshop is Nashville’s only 24-hour songwriting space. With four comfortable rooms right on historic Music Row, writers can come here and escape the distractions and limitations of writing at home. Think of it as a 24-hour gym for songwriters. The Workshop offers several services beyond writing rooms, including weekly Facebook Live showcases, monthly writer rounds and networking events as well as a song pitching service called Sync or Swim that is aimed directly at getting television and movie placements for your music. The Workshop doesn’t lock you into an annual contract and your first write is free, so you can try it without spending a dime.


Global Songwriters Connection: Sheree’ Spoltore’s mission is to encourage, equip and empower songwriters worldwide, to earn a living with their gifts and talents. GSC brings industry professionals right to where you are through their online services. Global Songwriters is awarding a 1 year unlimited membership to their organization and $100 cash to the grand prize winner.


The Edge Salon in Brentwood, TN is the stylist to the stars. The Official Hair Stylists for: The Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders, Miss Kentucky, USA, Tara Conner, Miss USA 2006, Miss Teen Kentucky USA, Miss Athens of The South America, Miss Nashville America. Voted "Best of Nashville"by Nashville Scene Readers. They are awarding a gift certificate to each of our 20 preliminary winners and a gift bag of product and a complimentary style to our final grand prize winner.


The Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival is awarding the following: All grand prize winners of the Nashville Rising Star Series will receive an invitation to perform on the Nashville Rising Star Showcase Stage in August 2018 Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival in Gatlinburg, TN. Our 4 finalists will also have stage time at the festival.

The 20 Semi-Finalists in the Nashville Rising Star Series 10 will have the opportunity to enter 4 songs for the price of 1 should they elect to enter their songs into the 2018 SMSWF Song Competition.


I Do Coach Mark Cawley will be donating one, online, one-to-one coaching session to the grand prize winner. This can focus on any and all areas of songwriting as well as music business questions. The session will be designed around your needs.


At each preliminary round, we'll do a random drawing for a "Nashville Rising Star" capo provided by G7th Capos