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article image2018 NASH Next competition to take place at Opry City Stage in NY

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 17, 2018 in Music
New York - The 2018 NASH Next Country Challenge Showcase, a live country music competition, will be presented on August 21 at Opry City Stage in Times Square, New York.
It will be taking place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 10 country artists from the Tri-State area will compete in the search for America's next country music star. This event will be hosted by NASH FM 94.7 on-air personality Katie Neal, and it is open to the public.
The 10 local finalists include such musical acts as Chloe Collins, Country Fresh, Courtney, Jeanna Lewis, Jessica Rose, Lauren Davidson, Lyssa Coulter, Nikki Dee, October Rose and Patrick Darrah.
Cumulus Media, which is the No. 1 country and radio source for country music, had launched the fourth annual NASH Next competition in over 54 American markets, which include New York City, Atlanta (Georgia), Dallas (Texas), Detroit (Michigan) and Nashville (Tennessee).
The NASH FM 94.7 judging team panel will include country songstress Jessie Chris, talent buyer Dolly Chandler, Leslie Slender, the Vice President of Brand Partnerships at Cumulus Media, as well as NASH FM 94.7 radio personalities Kylie Keene and Jason Goldstein.
The local winners will be judged by a panel of industry professionals who will decide the Top 10 finalists. Those Top 10 national finalists will compete at a live showcase in Nashville on October 11, where the NASH Next 2018 winner will be selected by a celebrity judging panel which will include Kix Brooks of the acclaimed country duo Brooks & Dunn and Scott Borchetta, the president and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group.
The winner of the NASH Next national competition will secure a record deal under the Big Machine Label Group, which is home to such mega-stars as Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line and Reba McEntire.
In addition, Jack Daniels will be presenting a walk-in whiskey tasting experience for adults over the age of 21. This tasting will take place on the third floor of Opry City Stage.
To learn more about the hit country radio station NASH FM 94.7, check out its official website.
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