Meet our diverse and qualified selection of judges!


Alex Gerst

ALEX GERST is a nationally-recognized, award-winning Music Producer and Audio Engineer with over 25 years of experience. His work can be heard on many recordings that have landed on the Top 20 and Top 40 Billboard Music Charts. Alex has worked with major labels Epic, BMI, Atlantic, Warner Brothers, and numerous independent record companies. His artist roster includes working with national and local artists like Andre 3000, Ellie Goulding, Ministry, Nothing More, Seasons After, The Feds, Slow Roosevelt, South FM, Hillbilly Vegas and Fair to Midland.


Jim Shafer

JIM SHAFER is a Dallas, TX based musician, Music Producer and aspiring Audio Engineer. He is a voting level member of the Recording Academy, participating in the annual Grammy Awards process.  He has commercially released two albums and created several soundtracks for indie films. Jim is currently fronting the band LITHIUM – The 90’s Experience. He has participated as both contestant and judge in several Battle of the Bands competitions including the San Francisco Bay Area’s BAM Magazine Battle of the Bands, where he and his past band members were awarded the first perfect score given by that competition.


Hillbilly Vegas

HILLBILLY VEGAS, Nashville SMG Records newest recording artist, gained instant media attention with their debut album Ringo Manor and scored major chart action for its first single “Little Miss Rough and Tumble” that stayed on the national country music charts for an amazing 26 weeks. Their latest EP titled ’76 is making waves as the first hit single ‘Shake it like a Hillbilly’ is already being played in 6 countries and 20 markets across the U.S. on both country and rock formats. Its accompanying music video is being featured on over 150 television markets reaching more than 30 million homes worldwide.


David Seeberger

DAVID SEEBERGER previously owned and operated Club Dada and The Lakewood Bar & Grill, affectionately known as the LBG, a mainstay for bands in the Dallas scene for many years. He is currently the Vice President of Corporate and Legal Affairs for Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc.