Nashville Underground To Host Fourth Nashville Rising Song Contest

Nashville Rising Song is holding Series 4 of its songwriter open mic contest, which will be hosted by Nashville Underground at 105 Broadway beginning Jan. 9 and will be held subsequent Wednesdays for a total of 12 weeks.  The contest is open to writers of any genre who write and perform their own songs.

“We’re thrilled to have Nashville Underground host our fourth series of Nashville Rising Song. Joey and Gavin DeGraw are successful songwriters themselves and have built a fantastic music themed venue with an excellent stage and production,” said Nashville Rising Song creator/director Keith Mohr. “And, having Shawn Carnes as our new emcee will spice up the event and make it quite the entertaining show! Nashville Rising Song is a great way to discover up and coming talent way before anyone else! This event is all about the song!”

Each of the 10 preliminary rounds feature up to 21 songwriters who each perform one original song. At each preliminary round, the audience (at the venue and online) votes for their favorite songwriter/song, and a panel of music industry judges also select their favorite songwriter/song.

The semi-final round will be held on March 20 and will feature 20 preliminary round winners. The audience (at the venue and online) selects one writer, and the music industry panel selects three additional writers to move on to the final round. At the final round on March 27, the four finalists will each perform four songs, and the grand prize winner, who will be selected by a combination of audience (at the venue and online) and music industry votes, will receive cash and other career advancing prizes.

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