When else do you get to show off your beauty pageant face?
Because you're a big deal and everyone needs to know.
Because you love filling out forms.
Because you've perfected your touchdown dance and the Next Awards stage is the perfect place to show it off.
Your grandmother will enjoy cutting out your feature in The Tennessean and snail mailing it to you.
Because applying for the Next Awards is easier than spotting a bachelorette party on Broadway.
What else are you going to do when your significant other forces you to watch some stupid movie for the 10th time?
The finalist party can be your backup plan if you missed ticket sales for Insane Clown Posse on October 4.
Because you are what's next in Nashville!