26 unbelievably talented artists entered Nash Next 2017 Bloomington/Peoria. After a month of fan and judge rating, it was narrowed down to the top ten who performed at the Twisted Spoke Saloon in Pekin, where Lick Creek was crowned the local winner!
Check out the amazing photos from our photographer, Kirsten Krupps (and check out more of her work here).
Here’s the live video they sent on for the first round of the NATIONAL competition! Go give it a big ol’ thumbs up!
TEN finalists will be chosen in early October and will be flown to Nashville to perform in front of Kix Brooks (of Brooks and Dunn), Scott Borchetta (from Big Machine Label Group), and at least one BIG recording artist. ONE winner will be chosen and will sign a record deal with Big Machine and when they release their first song with the label, will have it played on radio stations across the country, guaranteed!
Shout out to our sponsor, Country Inns and Suites!
Of course Lick Creek is one of your favorites, but check out the other winners here. You may find another group/singer to become a fan of!
Allentown/ Bethlehem, PA- Porter & Sayles
Appleton/Green Bay, WI- Crosstown Drive
Atlanta, GA- Kyle Clark
Blacksburg, VA- The Antecedents
Bloomington/Peoria, IL- Lick Creek
Boise, ID- Jensen Buck & the Family
Charleston, SC- Warrick McZeke
Chattanooga, TN- Hunter Girl
Cincinnati, OH- Natalie Spiroff
Colorado Springs, CO- Whiskey Kate
Columbia/ Jefferson City, MO- Alec Davis
Dallas, TX- Vaudevylle
Des Moines, IA- Tyler Richton and the High Bank Boys
Erie, PA- The Hillbilly Way
Flint/ Detroit/Anne Arbor, MI- The Drew Hale Band
Fort Walton Beach, FL- Schatzi + The String Boffin
Fresno, CA- Aubrey Road
Harrisburg, PA- Garrett Shultz
Indianapolis, IN- Christine Nicole
Lafayette, LA- Richard Ryan
Lexington, KY- Avery Glenn Crabtree
Macon, GA- Trey Teem
Memphis, TN- Amber Rae Dunn
Monroe, OH- Vendetta Ride
Montgomery, AL- Charity Bowden
Muncie/Kokomo, IN- Brad Kleinschmidt
Myrtle Beach, SC- Josh Brannon Band
Nashville, TN- Radio Romance
Oxford-Ventura, CA- Morgan Leigh Band
Pensacola, FL- Alexa Burroughs
Salt Lake City, UT- Mike Rut
Shreveport, LA- Ben Marshal
Stockton/Modesto, CA- Mondo
Toledo, OH- Brent Lowry and the Drifters
Topeka, KS- Silver Road
Tucson AZ- Billy Shaw Jr Band
Wilmington, NC- Cliff Wheeler
Worchester, MA- Ashley Jordan
Nash Country Daily- Alexis Gomez
New Orleans, LA- Katie Austin
New York City, NY- September 27th
Melbourne, FL- Rescheduled due to Irma, Date TBD