NRS Series 7 Prelim 9

We had a great Prelim #9 at Dogwood Nashville. We heard lots of good songs!

The winners of Nashville Rising Song Series 7 Prelim #9. From left to right, Elliott Didur (music industry judge), Sher Ross (music industry judge), Chris Mozo (Judges alternate winner), Halley Neal (music industry AND audience winner), Keith Mohr (NRS creator/director/emcee).


1- Gary Mcintyre
2- Sam Roark
3- Ryan Cattie
4- Michael Scharp
5- Sarah Martin
6- Johnathan Len
7- Brandon Lee
8- Abigail Sloan
9- Michelle David
10- Tim Crosby
11- Jimmy Riggs
12- Dylan Morris
13- Mike Boehnlein
14- Adam Craw
15- Frankie DeFury
16- Chris Mozo
17- Dan Lowe
18- Clarissa Purcell
19- James Emmett
20- Halley Neal
21- Cole Parker


Halley Neal (Judges & Audience Winner)
Chris Mozo (Alternate Judges Winner)

Halley and Chris 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.


Sher came to Nashville via California, and has been an A&R & Talent Scout for labels and artists such as Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) and Kiefer Sutherland.

She is the CEO of “Last Train Home Nashville” an artist development company, and handles booking for several artists in the US and most recently the the UK . Sher also does music and acting casting for television shows.

Sher recently was tapped as an ambassador for Ashton Kutcher’s Foundation “Thorn” and “The End It Movement” that helps rescue victims of Human Trafficking.

She produces a monthly showcase called “Rise 615” at various venues in Nashville.

Sher is also the Entertainment Director at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville on Broadway.
Learn more on Sher’s Facebook Profile

Elliott is an American Pop/Rock singer-songwriter and producer. Elliott owns One Horizon Entertainment, and has a studio in Spring Hill.

Elliott has already spent more than half of his life performing on stages ranging from local clubs to 15,000 seat venues. A Guitar prodigy, he first picked up a guitar at age 7 and began to sing shortly after that.

By age 12, he was wowing audiences in local Ohio clubs using a violin bow to flawlessly recreate Jimmy Page’s classic ‘Dazed and Confused’. His music is modern pop that rocks – think 30 Seconds to Mars, Fall Out Boy, and Imagine Dragons meets the pop sensibility of Maroon Five, Lifehouse, and One Republic.

He is making a name for himself as a producer, currently working on songs for artists at Curb, Warner Chapel, Riser House, Demolition Publishing. and currently writing/producing for an American Idol artist and TV show “Boyband” artist. He’s also producing music with Rodney Atkins’ producer.

Elliott has also produced many songs for songwriters who have competed at NRS.
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Here’s our music industry judges winner, Halley Neal performing her winning song, “So Damned Perfect”

Songwriter Performances Without Interruption