CRS 2010 Ends Successful Week, Attendance Up
March 1, 2010 at 8:25 AM (PT)
CRS-2010 is officially in the history books after a successful week of music, panel discussions and workshops. The convention was held in NASHVILLE last WEDNESDAY (02/24) through FRIDAY (02/26) at the NASHVILLE CONVENTION CENTER. As far as attendance, official numbers have just been released by the COUNTRY RADIO BROADCASTERS (CRB), with it being up 3.5% from last year.
From the opening keynote speech from financial guru/syndicated talk-show host DAVE RAMSEY on WEDNESDAY morning, to the NEW FACES SHOW on FRIDAY night, this year’s seminar, with its paired down AGENDA, was referred to as one of the best in many years. Music highlights included the UMG luncheon on WEDNESDAY at the RYMAN AUDITORIUM, where every MERCURY and MCA act except for GEORGE STRAIT and SHANIA TWAIN each performed. One of the highlights was DAVID NAIL’s performance of “Turning Home.” Other standouts included SUGARLAND, LEE ANN WOMACK, and JULIANNE HOUGH.
CAPITOL group LADY ANTEBELLUM brought down the house with their show on WEDNESDAY night to a packed house at the HARD ROCK CAFÉ. On THURSDAY at the SONY luncheon, BROOKS & DUNN made their big announcement about their last tour stop on their "Last Rodeo Tour" being in NASHVILLE on AUGUST 10th, with all proceeds from that show will benefit the COUNTRY HALL OF FAME.
The tradition of the THURSDAY night SONY boat ride on the GENERAL JACKSON continued this year, with the highlight of the night being a tribute to former S VP/Promotion BUTCH WAUGH, and a surprise performance at the end of the night from BRYAN ADAMS. BROOKS & DUNN and ADAMS nailed the ADAMS hit “Summer of 69," which caused a lot a buzz.
Standout panel discussions included “The Great Playlist Debate: Can Passive be Passionate?” “So You Think You Know How to Interview-You’re Wrong!” and The Ball of Truth Town Hall discussion.
For more information about CRS visit www.crb.org.