Five Local Nash Next Finalists Announced
On Thursday, August 31, five local Americana artists will head to The Great Allentown Fair, as they vie to be discovered as part of Nash FM’s nationwide Nash Next competition.
Country rocker Paul Knakk, folk duo Porter & Sayles, country singer-songwriter Erin Kelly, gospel bluegrass quartet The Zepp Family, and Cody Alan Templeton will take the RCN Farmerama Theatre stage at 8 p.m., with the winner getting one step closer to Nashville, where a nationwide Nash Next winner will be crowned later this year.
Contestants across 60 nationwide markets are currently set to compete in this year’s contest. Last year, Hammond, LA native Todd O’Neill outlasted all other competitors to capture the Nash Next crown, securing a record deal with Big Machine Records and nationwide airplay on Cumulus Media radio stations.