CRB Releases List of Nominees for CRS 2020 New Faces of Country Music® Show

Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) has released the slate of artists for this year’s CRS New Faces of Country Music® Show voting. The nominees for 2020 are Ingrid Andress (Atlantic/WMN), Morgan Evans (Warner/WEA), Riley Green (BMLGR), HARDY (TVM/Big Loud), Ryan Hurd (RCA), Tyler Rich (Valory), Runaway June (Wheelhouse), Matt Stell (Wide Open/Records/GCE/Arista), and Mitchell Tenpenny (Columbia Nashville).

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Darcie Van Etten
CRB/CRS Now Accepting Applications for Rusty Walker Scholarships

Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) is now accepting applications for the Rusty Walker Scholarship program, which will provide travel, accommodations, and complimentary registration to attend Country Radio Seminar (CRS) 2020, set for Feb. 19-21, 2020. Individuals that are interested in applying must do so by the end of the day on Oct. 31, 2019.

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Darcie Van Etten
CRS 2020 Featured Speaker Revealed: "Rascal Flatts To Appear At ‘Rascal Flatts: 20 Years of Country Radio Success"

Superstar vocal group Rascal Flatts has been added to the growing list of high-profile speakers confirmed to appear during Country Radio Seminar (CRS) 2020.  Rascal Flatts: 20 Years Of Country Radio Success, is set for 4:00pm (CT) on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Nashville’s Omni Hotel, and is sponsored by the Country Music Association (CMA) as its annual featured session at CRS.

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Darcie Van Etten
Kenny Chesney Named Recipient of CRS 2020 Artist Humanitarian Award

Kenny Chesney has been named 2020’s Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) Artist Humanitarian Award recipient. Chesney will receive the award, sponsored by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, on Wednesday, Feb. 19 as part of the 2nd Annual Warner Music Nashville (WMN) Kickoff Luncheon, which serves as the official launch of Country Radio Seminar 2020. In addition, the Blue Chair/Warner Bros/WEA recording artist headlines this year’s Kickoff Luncheon, where he will be joined by several artists from the Warner Music Nashville (WMN) family.

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Darcie Van Etten
Early Bird Registration for Country Radio Seminar (CRS 2020) Set to Open Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. CT

Registration for Country Radio Seminar (CRS 2020) is set to open on Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. CT at its lowest rate of $549 for one day only. The price will then increase on Aug. 2 to $599. Registrations will be available for purchase at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com.

A ticket to the annual New Faces of Country Music® Showcase is included in full registration packages until sold out. Registrants are strongly encouraged to register as soon as registration opens on Aug. 1. 

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Tim Gerst
Country Radio Seminar Announces New Members to 2019-2020 Agenda Committee

The Country Radio Broadcasters have announced the individuals who will serve on the 2019-2020 CRS Agenda Committee to plan for CRS 2020, set for Feb. 19-21, 2020.   Agenda chair Judy Lakin will return for her second year, and will guide segment leaders to steer key areas of educational curriculum, including radio, programming, digital, tech, streaming, label promotion, sales, and marketing. 

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Blair Miller
Ashley Bourque Rejoins Country Radio Broadcasters as Project Manager/Associate Director, Brand Marketing & Strategic Partnerships

Country Radio Broadcasters has added Ashley Bourque as Project Manager/Associate Director, Brand Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, effective Monday, April 1. In this newly-created role, Bourque will direct workflow for marketing, sponsorship, and agenda efforts in the planning and execution of the organization’s two key annual events: Country Radio Seminar (CRS) and the Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner and induction ceremony.

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Blair Miller
Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® Releases Key Findings From “Understanding Parents, Teens, and Country Music” Research Presentation

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® has released the full results of the research presentation, “Understanding Parents, Teens, and Country Music,” held during Country Radio Seminar’s 50th Anniversary Event.  Edison Research, who was commissioned by Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) to conduct the study, examined the present and the future of Country Radio, Country Music, and how music and technology are passed along between parents and teens. For the full results of the study, visit here.

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Darcie Van Etten
Country Radio Broadcasters Announce Bill Mayne As Recipient of 2019 CRB President’s Award

The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. have announced long-time music industry veteran and outgoing Country Radio Broadcasters Executive Director, Bill Mayne, as the recipient of the 2019 CRB President’s Award. The award will be presented during the Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards ceremony, to be held at the Vanderbilt Marriott in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, June 19th at 6 p.m. CDT.

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Darcie Van Etten
Country Radio Broadcasters Announce Recipients of 2019-2020 Scholarship Endowments

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. (CRB) has announced the recipients of two scholarship endowments, which were awarded to two deserving universities. The two endowments, valued at $50,000 in honor of Country Radio Seminar’s 50th Anniversary event, were given to Dr. Richard Robinson of The University of Tennessee at Martin and Dr. Butler Cain of the University of North Alabama. Each received a $25,000 endowment for the 2019-2020 school year.  

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Darcie Van Etten