CRS 2011 Gets Rolling In Nashville
March 1, 2011 at 8:22 AM (PT)
More than 2,000 Country programmers and music industry executives are already converging on NASHVILLE, as MUSIC CITY gears up for CRS (COUNTRY RADIO SEMINAR) 2011. The convention starts officially on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2nd at the NASHVILLE CONVENTION CENTER, running through FRIDAY, MARCH 4th -- although there are several events this evening.
Proclaimed “Country Radio Week” by NASHVILLE Mayor KARL DEAN, this year’s theme is “Where Connections Are Made,” a reference to the social, educational and professional networking opportunities afforded to the thousands who attend the three-day seminar each year.
“This year, we are really stressing the networking aspect of Country Radio Seminar,” said CRB Exec. Dir. BILL MAYNE. “We’ve offered deeply discounted rates to make the seminar more affordable for those hit hardest by the economy, and for those still unable to attend, we’ve placed more emphasis on our social media initiatives to keep them abreast of what’s going on at CRS. Our goal has always been to share information and provide a forum for professionals in this industry to interact with each other so that Country radio remains a healthy and vital component of the music industry.”
The COUNTRY RADIO HALL OF FAME induction ceremony and dinner, tonight (03/01), unofficially kicks off CRS each year. The 2011 inductees are DALE CARTER, BARRY KENT, LEE ROGERS (On-Air Personality) and CHARLIE COOK, DENE HALLAM and BILL PAYNE (Radio). The JUDDS are receiving the 2011 Career Achievement Award and JOE GALANTE is receiving the President’s Award. This year’s ceremony and dinner has sold out.
5-6p Country Radio Hall of Fame Cocktail Party
6-8:15p Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner & Ceremony. The 2011 class to be inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame On-Air Personality inductees are DALE CARTER, BARRY KENT and LEE ROGERS. CHARLIE COOK, DENE HALLAM and BILL PAYNE are the Radio inductees. CRS will have THE JUDDS as its 2011 CRB Career Achievement Award recipient and industry executive JOE GALANTE as the recipient of the CRB President's Award.
8:30p-Midnight Country Radio Hall of Fame Post-Awards Party