Todd O'Neill is the 2016 NASH Next Winner!

After months of fan voting and a live performance before a celebrity panel of some of the biggest names in country music, Todd O'Neill was chosen as the 2016 #NASHNext winner. Todd will receive national radio airplay on Cumulus Media radio stations, a recording contract with Big Machine Label Group and will have an original song produced by Jay DeMarcus, one third of supergroup Rascal Flatts. As a surprise addition to the grand prize package, Country Inns & Suites presented Todd with a cash prize of $5,000. 

The winner of the NASH Next 2016 Challenge was selected by a celebrity panel of some of the biggest names in country music, including Scott Borchetta, founder, president and CEO of Big Machine Label Group, the world's No. 1 independent record label and home to superstar artists including Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw; Kix Brooks, half of Grammy-winning duo Brooks & Dunn, country music's most successful duo of all time, and host of Westwood One's American Country Countdown; Jay DeMarcus of CMA Awards Vocal Group of the Year nominee Rascal Flatts, with 16 No. 1 singles, and Danielle Bradbery, Season 4 Winner of NBC's The Voice. These panelists were joined by fan judge, Rick Smith.