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Jessie Ritter Bests More Than 800 Artists to Win 2018 “Nash Next” Competition

Jessie Ritter Bests More Than 800 Artists to Win 2018 “Nash Next” Competition

After a four-month-long competition that featured more than 800 artists from around the country, Jessie Ritter has been named the 2018 Nash Next champion. Jessie, a Fort Walton Beach, Fla., native, bested nine other finalists during the Nash Next finale at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon on Oct. 11. As winner of the fourth annual competition, Jessie…MORE

4th Annual NASH Next Competition Begins the Search for the Next Great Country Star

4th Annual NASH Next Competition Begins the Search for the Next Great Country Star

Aspiring country stars have the opportunity to kick-start their careers via the 4th annual NASH Next competition. NASH Next 2018 officially launched on June 18, bringing together aspiring stars, a major record label (Big Machine Label Group) and the power of country radio (Cumulus Media). The winner of the four-month competition will receive a record…MORE

Get to Know 2017 Nash Next Finalist Morgan Leigh Band

Get to Know 2017 Nash Next Finalist Morgan Leigh Band

The 2017 Nash Next challenge is down to 10 finalists, and in the lead-up to the announcement of the champion on Nov. 1, NCD will be profiling each of the 10 finalists. Today, we are getting to know the Morgan Leigh Band. In May, Cumulus Media and Big Machine Label Group invited aspiring country artists…MORE

Get to Know 2017 Nash Next Finalist Katie Austin

Get to Know 2017 Nash Next Finalist Katie Austin

The 2017 Nash Next challenge is down to 10 finalists, and in the lead-up to the announcement of the champion on Nov. 1, NCD will be profiling each of the 10 finalists. Today, we are getting to know Katie Austin. In May, Cumulus Media and Big Machine Label Group invited aspiring country artists and bands…MORE

“Nash Next 2017” Competition Announces Its 10 Finalists

“Nash Next 2017” Competition Announces Its 10 Finalists

After more than five months of competition, Nash Next 2017 has announced its 10 finalists. In May, Cumulus Media and Big Machine Label Group invited aspiring country artists and bands to participate in Nash Next 2017, a grassroots talent search and artist development program for country music. Sponsored nationally by Country Inns & Suites by…MORE

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 Todd O’Neill’s…MORE

Get to Know Nash Next Finalist Gregor Ross

Get to Know Nash Next Finalist Gregor Ross

The Nash Next Challenge is down to its 10 finalists, and in the lead-up to the announcement of the champion on Oct. 25, NCD will be profiling each of the 10 finalists. Today, we are getting to know finalist Gregor Ross. In July, Cumulus Media and Big Machine Label Group invited aspiring country artists and…MORE

NASH Next 2016 Begins Search For America’s Newest Country Star

NASH Next 2016 Begins Search For America’s Newest Country Star

Beginning today, you or someone you know can start down the road of becoming America’s newest country star. The NASH Next 2016 competition officially launches today, bringing unknown talent, a major record label—Big Machine Label Group—and the power of country radio [Cumulus] together. NASH Next is a national search competition aimed at discovering and releasing…MORE

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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