Todd O’Neill Talks Winning the 2016 Nash Next Challenge, Working with Jay DeMarcus, His Debut Single, “Love Again” and More

Todd O’Neill Talks Winning the 2016 Nash Next Challenge, Working with Jay DeMarcus, His Debut Single, “Love Again” and More

Lisa talks with 2016 Nash Next Challenge winner Todd O’Neill about his experience competing in and being named the winner of Nash Next 2016, working with Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, the song-selecting process, his debut single, “Love Again,” and more.

Show Participants

  • Todd O’Neill
  • Lisa Konicki, NCD editor in chief

Show Links & Notes

The Writers Room, Ep. 77, 16 minutes
photos by Jason Simanek

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson