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Nashville Gears Up for Country Radio Seminar’s 50th Anniversary Event

More Details Released About 3-day Agenda

(Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 12, 2019) – Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 13 through Friday, Feb. 15, executives representing the radio and record industries will converge in downtown Nashville, Tenn. for Country radio’s biggest event of the year, Country Radio Seminar (CRS).  This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the conference and is expected to be one of the most memorable events in the history of the three-day event. Packed full of entertainment from some of the format’s most successful artists and most-talked about rising stars, along with networking, and education through panels, mentoring events, informative discussions, and more, this year’s event will be unique. Some of the seminar’s most anticipated events are back again and include Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley, Team UMG at The Ryman, Big Machine Label Group’s Luncheon Show, Amazon Music Presents: “Country Heat” at CRS, and the New Faces of Country Music Show and Dinner.  Two exciting new events, Warner Music Nashville’s Opening Day Luncheon, and a special performance by six-time CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year, Garth Brooks, have also been added.

The CRS 2019 Agenda includes:
(*Schedule subject to change*)  

Wednesday, Feb. 13 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Tour the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, complimentary to CRS 2019 badge holders.

11:45 a.m. - Noon - Pre-Lunch “Mayne” Stage Performance featuring Paulina Jayne, sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund, Location: Level 2, Broadway Pre-Function Area.

Noon - 1:50 p.m. - Warner Music Nashville will host its inaugural Lunch and Performance, powered by Live Nation, in the Broadway Ballroom, featuring performances by Blake Shelton, Dan + Shay, Devin Dawson, Morgan Evans, Chris Janson, Cody Johnson, Ashley McBryde, and Cole Swindell. Blake Shelton will be honored with the 2019 Artist Humanitarian Award presented by Dierks Bentley and sponsored by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Location: Broadway Ballroom.

1-5 p.m.
- Monument Records will be passing out grape flavored SnoCones, Location: Level 2.

2-3:00 p.m. - Time Management: Your Success Depends on It, Location: Level 2, Legends D-G.

3-4 p.m.CRS 2019 Opening Ceremonies, sponsored by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals: Stoney Creek Records recording artist Jimmie Allen will jumpstart the event by singing the national anthem. Six-String Soldiers, a component unit of the United States Army Field Band, will also appear. The Country Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2019 will be announced and “Dollar” Bill Lawson will be recognized as the recipient of the 2019 Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award. The Opening Ceremonies will be located on Level 2, Legends D-G. 

4-5 p.m. - Keynote Presentation: Writer/Producer, Dayton Duncan, will be the featured speaker during the CRS 50th Anniversary Keynote Presentation to spotlight Ken Burns’ COUNTRY MUSIC documentary which chronicles the highs and lows of country music’s early days, from southern Appalachian’s songs of struggle, heartbreak, and faith to the rollicking Western swing of Texas, California’s honky-tonks and Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. The film follows the evolution of country music throughout the 20th century as it eventually emerges to become “America’s music.” The panel is presented by CMA and is located on Level 2, Legends D-G.

5-6 p.m. - Welcome Reception, Sponsored by CMA and Live Nation: Attendees will gather to enjoy music by Travis Denning and Six-String Soldiers in the Broadway Pre-Function Area. Bar sponsored by Spontuneous.

6-8:30  p.m. - Amazon Music Presents: Country Heat at CRS, powered by Live Nation:  Performances by Tenille Townes, Adam Hambrick, HARDY, King Calaway and Zac Brown Band. Radio Ink PD Awards to be presented by MC Lisa Keys. Location: Broadway Ballroom, Level 2.

Immediately after Amazon Music Presents: Country Heat at CRS - Six-time CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year, Garth Brooks, will recreate his history-making one-man show, which Entertainment Weekly called “an absolute revelation,” and conveys the heart, soul, and inspirations behind the best-selling solo artist in U.S. history.  The intimate concert setting will take place at Bridgestone Arena exclusively for CRS 2019 badge holders