Take a look at some of our past contestants and where they are now!

Dakota Neuman

Dakota Neuman

wows audiences with his exceptional vocal range when singing anything from the old classics to the current chart toppers.  His original songs have quickly become some of his most requested at shows.  Singing solo on stage since the age of eight, he quickly became a local favorite.  Dakota took up guitar at the age of 11 and won the 2015 Washington State Nashville Country Star champion title.

After his first trip to Nashville in 2016, he quickly decided that was where he would go to record. Since his move to Nashville In October of 2016 Dakota has had the privilege to play many of the local music establishments showcasing his songwriting abilities and was listed on the "writers on the Rise on the Row" by Frisky Frogs. Neuman's first original EP entitled "So It Begins"  was released in May of 2017.

Audrey Collins

Audrey Collins is an American country-pop singer/ songwriter and recording artist. Born and raised in Tacoma, Audrey fell in love with story-telling at a very young age and storytelling is a very important aspect of her songwriting. She grew up listening to a variety of artists who have influenced her in her own artistry including the Eagles, Foreigner, Martina McBride, Brooks and Dunn and LeAnn Rimes. She released her first EP, “The First Beat,” in 2019. Her songs reflect personal experiences of love, heartache, having a good time and finding herself.  Whether she’s performing for crowds at a local open mic or belting the National Anthem at Seattle Mariners, Audrey’s youthful energy and pure tone draws the audience into feeling connected with the story she is sharing.

Audre Belt

Born in the small town of Ellensburg, Audre Belt was raised there by her grandmother, Phyllis. Phyllis was the lead singer in her own band, Phyllis Belt and the Country Kings, and passed on her love for performing to Audre.

From a very young age, Audre began singing and performing on stage, and by age 16 she was winning local singing competitions. At age 20, Audre got the opportunity to open for James Otto twice in one month, and later that year she opened another show for Brian McCommas. Audre has played with some of Washington's most talented musicians and is co-founder of American Honey, a Yakima-based country/rock band.

Hannah Nichole

Hannah Nichole has been performing for nearly a decade. She strives to sing original songs that stem from personal experiences that allow meaningful connection for people. Her songs touch on subjects like love, adoption, self-worth and more. Over the years, she has been invited to conferences and retreats in multiple states and regions to share her story through music.

She recently released her EP "Where It Goes."

Maile Mae

After releasing her first album, country artist Maile Mae is making a statement. The singer/ songwriter traveled to Ashland, Alabama to record her EP and work with Kevin Moon, who has worked with artists such as Daryle Singletary, Ashton Shepherd, Lorrie Morgan and John Anderson. With her soulful and classic sound, Mae is paving her way through the Pacific Northwest. Since releasing her new project, Mae has been on tour throughout Washington, Oregon, California, and Arizona.

The 24-year-old country singer has opened for many Nashville recording artists including Maddie & Tae, Jon Pardi, Keith Anderson, and James Otto, to name a few. Maile Mae and her band have performed at large outdoor venues including Watershed.

Jess Jocoy

Having grown up south of Seattle, hitting every karaoke night and singing competition, Jess Jocoy's parents would drive her to kept her eye ever on the prize: Nashville. “I’d had this dream that I was going to move to Nashville and be a country singer like Miranda Lambert or Faith Hill, and get a record deal, and sell out stadiums,” she says. With a twang in her voice, an edge to her sound, and a fire in her belly, Jocoy might just do it. Jocoy attended Belmont University to dive deeper into songwriting. She emerged and released her New Heart/Old Soul EP in 2018. In song after song, Jocoy says that — the very heartfelt human thing that she, herself, needs to hear. 
(Since writing this bio on Jess, she has released a new album titled "Such A Long Way" and has released a Christmas song "Green and Gold" which was co-written with Jon Cavendish.)
Charlie Green

With extreme dedication and determination to music, Charlie Green has taken the stage with hit singer/songwriters, James Otto, Jason Michael Carroll, Keith Anderson, Clint Daniels, and many more. After opening for Keith Anderson in 2014, Charlie was asked to be a part of the “Keith Unplugged Tour” - 2015. The young artist wasn’t hard to find at many fairs and festivals while throwing campsite concerts for those attending. After participating in the Texaco Country Showdown, the Green made his way to Nashville Tennessee, to record his debut EP, “Don’t Mess,” along with his military tribute, “Proud American.”