Radio Romance’s Outstanding Win At Nash Next 2017 Finale

Radio Romance

Nash Next is a grassroots talent competition, sponsored by Carlson Inn & Suites by Carlson. The search started in May using Cumulus Media to find the best country artists in each region. Radio listeners voted for their favorite band online and contestants were narrowed down to 10 finalists for the Nash Next Finale.

The top 10 country bands:

1) Lick Creek representing Bloomington & Peoria, IL
2) Katie Austin representing New Orleans, LA
3) Morgan Leigh Band representing Oxnard/Ventura, CA
4) Natalie Spiroff representing Cincinnati, OH
5) Alexis Gomez representing Centerville, OH
6) Gyth Rigdon representing Lake Charles, LA & Beaumont, TX
7) Schatzi + the String Boffin representing Fort Walton Beach, FL
8) Radio Romance representing Nashville, TN
9) Mike Rut representing Salt Lake City, UT
10) Ashley Jordan representing Worcester, MA

Todd O’Neill at Nash Next 2017 Finale

Many bands had a lot of supporters at Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN, bringing posters, rally towels, and the loudest chants. Some finalists had a couple rough comments from judges, but all in all, every band is unique and talented enough to be in the top 10.

Nash Next 2017 Judges
Judges Desmond Child, Cindy Watts, Kix Brooks, Scott Borchetta, and Brantley Gilbert at Nash Next 2017 Finale

Radio Romance played “Weekend” from their B-Sides album released in 2015. The crowd went wild and the excitement was extremely high for RR. The panel of judges (Desmond Child, Cindy Watts, Kix Brooks, Scott Borchetta, and Brantley Gilbert) congratulated them for their success so far. The comments made by all judges had everyone cheering and waving their rally towels.

Radio Romance performs “Weekend”

Delta Rae peforms

When it was time to announce the winner, the crowd knew who would be the winner. Ty, Kelly & Chuck introduced Radio Romance as the Nash Next 2017 winner.

Nash Next 2017 Winner
Radio Romance

Radio Romance will receive a record deal with NASH Next Records under the Big Machine Label Group. They will also receive substantial exposure, commensurate with a major label release, on Cumulus radio stations nationwide.

Radio Romance performs “Cheap Beer Years”

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