ALL the Nash Next Info YOU Need to Know

Photo by Kirsten Krupps Photography

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

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