NRS Series 7 Prelim 3

We had a great Prelim #3 at Dogwood Nashville. We heard lots of good songs! Another female writer, Julie Williams was our music industry judges winner, that makes 3 for 3 this series!

The winners of Series 7 Prelim #3. From left to right, Ren Renfree (music industry judge), Andi Renfree (music industry judge), Julie Williams (music industry judges winner), Blake Eddy & Dakota (audience winner), Shawn Carnes (Emcee), Keith Mohr (NRS creator/director).


1- Alex Burns
2- Julie Williams
3- Joey Dee
4- Seth Mills
5- Amanda Fama
6- Chris mozo
7- Jake Ingamar
8- Emily Detmer
9- Jesse Cofty
10- Matt Chappell
11- Amanda Roark
12- Troy Hanna
13- Marion Shaina
14- Alex Wilhelm
15- Anna Mirabello
16- Keifer Wiley
17- Parker LeBlanc
18- Alyssa Lazar
19- Blake Eddy
20- Marcus Clark
21- Mo Stroebel


Blake Eddy (Audience Winner)
Julie Williams (Judges Winner)

Blake and Julie will come back and join 19 other writers for the semi-final round to be held Monday March 16, 2020 at 7PM at Dogwood Nashville. The finals will be held Monday, March 23, 2020 at 7PM at Dogwood Nashville.


Andi is a Performing Singer/Songwriter with an amazing conceptual and creative base for songwriting. Primarily a lyricist, she is also quite adept at top-line melody creation.

She has had over 40 song placements, including “The Buffalo Grass” (co-written with Willie McCullough and Clay Canfield) which was recorded by the late Chris LeDoux on his “Horsepower” CD on Capitol Records.

Andi is currently writing with hit writers and working with young artists helping them develop their songwriting and musical style

Andi has restarted her Photography business slanted towards artist’s needs including artist shots, headshots, singles/album covers and imaging.

Ren owned Studio Orange, in Southern California (mid 1980’s) and trained under Disney Master Engineer, Don Dorsey. He has worked on numerous projects and his engineering credits include Stevie Wonder and Kenny Loggins, just to name a few.

He has also had nearly 40 song placements. Ren is more of a top-line melodist but is quite adept at crafting a great hook and creative lyrics.

Andi and Ren, together, penned 2015 #55 Roots Americana Radio Chart single “97 Acres” along with many songs on 2-Bit Palomino’s #5 Roots Americana Record – “Things I Dream About”.

Andi and Ren are the dynamic duo who own AREN Creative, a complete artist services company offering a one stop approach to musical production and artist development services.

Recent Highlights:
Daniel Neihoff debuted at #32 on iTunes Americana Chart
Currently they are working with artists from MC1/SONY/ORCHARD as well as other exciting production projects
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Here’s our music industry judges winner, Julie Williams performing her winning song.

Songwriter Performances Without Interruption