Nashville Ear Best of the Best

Annual Award of the Best Songwriter

Each fall Nashville Ear awards the Best of the Best honor to the songwriter that we feel stood out with exceptional songwriting and performances. Please join us in congratulating this years award winner Chris Gantry and after you read about his success and listen to his songs you will no doubt agree it was well deserved.

Best of the Best

2016 "Best of the Best" Chris Gantry


Nashville Ear awards the Best of the Best honor to the songwriter that we feel stood out with exceptional songwriting and performances. Please join us in congratulating this years award winner Chris Gantry.

2015 Best of the Best Terry Wooley


Born on a small family farm in central Kentucky to hard working God fearing parents, Terry learned the meaning of responsibility at a very early age.

2014 BEST OF THE BEST - KURT FORTMEYER


Each fall Nashville Ear awards the Best of the Best honor to the songwriter that we feel stood out with exceptional songwriting and performances.

2013 BEST OF THE BEST - JOEL SHEWMAKE


What's up ya'll? I'm Joel Shewmke & thanks for dropping in! I'm a singer/songwriter from Cookeville, Tn. I've been in Nashville since January 2001 trying to make this singing & songwriting thing happen.

2012 BEST OF THE BEST - HARLAN PEASE


Harlan Pease’s musical journey began rather inauspiciously – a one-month long frustrating attempt to play the guitar in sixth grade. That guitar spent the next four years under the bed, case gathering dust.

2011 BEST OF THE BEST - JEREMY DEAN


Jeremy Dean was born and raised in Oklahoma. He has been singing his whole life and songwriting as soon as he could play his first three guitar chords.

2010 BEST OF THE BEST - LARRY EVANS


Budwieser Talent Winner, also nominated in three categories (Song of the Year, Male Vocalist, and Producer) by the BCCountry Music Association.

2009 BEST OF THE BEST - MITCH EMMONS


Mitch was the first guest at the debut of the NashvilleEar.com Songwriter Stage at Bost Harley-Davidson, October 2, 2010.. I met Mitch and his lovely wife Gloria for drinks at the Nashville Palace a few months before he played our stage. Mitch brought me" Wickles" from Alabama.