NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country radio host Storme Warren of SiriusXM’s “The Highway” station will emcee the Amazon Voice of the Bowl finale at Ole Red next Saturday, Oct. 8., TransPerfect Music City Bowl officials announced Wednesday.
Warren brings his expertise and dynamic emceeing talents from Nashville’s famed country music industry to the Bowl’s third edition of the contest. Widely regarded as the “Dick Clark of Nashville”, Warren has been a mainstay in Nashville all while propelling country music’s next voices.
“To have Nashville’s own Storme Warren emcee the Amazon Voice the Bowl shows just how much the event has grown over the past three years,” Scott Ramsey, President & CEO of the TransPerfect Music City Bowl said. “We are grateful to have his talents, but especially the talents of the ten finalists showcased on the iconic Lower Broadway during next Saturday’s finale.”
Over the past month, the contest generated dozens of video auditions and submissions from across the region. Now, the 10 finalists are picked to compete to sing the National Anthem and “God Bless America” during the 25th edition of the TransPerfect Music City Bowl on Dec. 31, 2022 at Nissan Stadium.
The finalists for the National Anthem are: Destin Bennett, Vanessa Dockery, Sarah Hardwig, Ackeem Hill and We The Least (band).
The finalists for “God Bless America” are: Mary Ann Hotaling, Brittany Cozza, Marlas Sells, Jerica Blair and Dana Davis.
Along with representatives from Amazon, the Bowl will have two judges for next week’s finale at Ole Red.
River House Artists founder Lynn Oliver-Cline joins the judges panel this year. Oliver-Cline is perhaps best known for signing Luke Combs to his first deal through River House Artists. The company has earned over ten No. 1 songs since 2017 and Oliver-Cline has been named to Billboard Magazine’s Power Player list every year since 2019. Most recently, Oliver-Cline and River House Artists joined forces with Warner Music Nashville for a new collaboration.
Finally, longtime Nashville music executive Kent Earls returns for the third time as a judge. A Nashville native and 28-year music industry veteran, Earls has been immersed in the music business since majoring in Recording Industry at MTSU. He has worked with country’s biggest stars, most recently partnering on a venture with Kane Brown.
The Amazon Voice of the Bowl has had its share of incredible performances in recent years. Most recently, 2020 national anthem winners Chapel Hart earned the “Golden Buzzer” on America’s Got Talent. The trio have taken the country music scene by storm collaborating with artists like Darius Rucker and earning praise from country legends like Dolly Parton on social media.
For more information on the Amazon Voice of the Bowl and the 2022 TransPerfect Music City Bowl, visit www.MusicCityBowl.com.