Nash Next Semi Finalists Perform at Hill Country BBQ…

Photo Courtesy of Nash FM 94.7 via Instagram


10 of New York’s local artists performed at Hill Country BBQ in Midtown last night to compete for the chance to become New York’s Nash Next Finalist. With NASH FM’s Jesse Addy taking over hosting duties, his counterpart Katie Neal sat at the judge’s table.  Other judges included Leslie Slender and celeb guest Kevin Jonas.

Throughout the night, contestants each had an opportunity to sing a cover song and one original song to impress the crowd and the judges.  The lower level of Hill Country BBQ was jam-packed with friends, family, and fans of the artists as well as NYC country music lovers hoping to get a glance into the future of country music.

Although each act brought a unique flair, overall winner Ddendyl Hoyt who first sang an exquisite rendition of  Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey” and then sang her original “Where I Come From” (below) stunned with her strong vocals.


Ddendyl will have a chance to travel to Nashville to compete to becomes NASH Next 2017 Superstar!  The ultimate finalist and winner of the nationwide competition will be announced by none other than country’s biggest act, Garth Brooks and will receive a record deal with NASH Next Records under the Big Machine Label Group.

Below is a full list of the semi-finalists who competed last night along with links to their social media platforms.

Give them a follow and check out their music to help support local artists!


Ddendyl Hoyt
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Nash Next Ddendyl Hoyt


October Rose
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Nash Next October Rose


Carolyn Miller
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Nash Next Carolyn Miller


Donna Ward
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Nash Next Donna Ward


Lauren Davidson
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Nash Next Lauren Davidson


Molly Adele Brown
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Nash Next Molly Adele Brown


After the Reign
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Nash Next After The Reign



Lauren Murray

Nash Next Lauren Murray


Cole & Caldwell
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Nash Next Cole Caldwell


Brian Kapler
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Nash Next Brian Kapler


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