CRS 2011 New Faces Of Country Music Announced
December 1, 2010 at 8:33 AM (PT)
COUNTRY RADIO BROADCASTERS, INC. has announced the performers for its COUNTRY RADIO SEMINAR (CRS) 2011 NEW FACES OF COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW to be held FRIDAY, MARCH 4th, 2011, at the NASHVILLE CONVENTION CENTER.
The 2011 New Faces performers are REPUBLIC NASHVILLE’s THE BAND PERRY, CURB RECORDS artist LEE BRICE, MERCURY NASHVILLE’s EASTON CORBIN, SEA GAYLE/ARISTA NASHVILLE artist JERROD NIEMANN and COLUMBIA NASHVILLE’s JOSH THOMPSON.
The CRS NEW FACES OF COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW is co-sponsored by the CMA and the MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION, shining the spotlight on five emerging artists who have achieved significant success at Country radio during the official qualification period to perform for CRS attendees. Earlier this year, the CRB expanded its voting process to allow any employee of a commercial, full-time Country-formatted radio station to vote for the 2011 NEW FACES performers. Previously, only CRS registrants from the preceding year were allowed to vote.
CRB Pres. MIKE CULOTTA said: “Our NEW FACES show is always one of the highlights of COUNTRY RADIO SEMINAR because attendees get a chance to see some of Country radio’s brightest up-and-coming stars. The CRB board chose to include more of the Country radio industry in the voting process this year, which we feel gives us a better understanding of what Country radio listeners out there are really responding to in terms of the newer acts. Congratulations to all of this year’s NEW FACES performers. I know it’s going to be a terrific show!”
The CRB-COUNTRY AIRCHECK AWARDS are also presented during the NEW FACES OF COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW. The awards, which debuted last year at CRS 2010, recognize those individuals that have demonstrated outstanding efforts in the Country radio and music industries in the past year. A total of 28 awards are presented during the NEW FACES show. The first round of nominations is currently open at www.CRBawards.com through DECEMBER 10th.
The $499 Regular Registration rate for CRS 2011 is currently available at www.CRB.org.