The Amazon Music & CRS Monday Night Showcase featuring Radio Ink PD Awards

Amazon Music will host the inaugural Amazon Music & CRS Monday Night Showcase featuring the Radio Ink Best Country PD Awards at this year’s Country Radio Seminar on Monday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. The event will feature performances by acclaimed artists Jason Aldean (Broken Bow), Jordan Davis (UMG) and Jimmie Allen(Broken Bow).

In addition to the opening night event, throughout the three days of Country Radio Seminar conference attendees will also have the unique opportunity to walk inside a 10’ tall Amazon Echo replica to experience Amazon Music’s natural voice commands when paired with Alexa, firsthand. 

“Country music has consistently been one of the most-streamed genres on Amazon Music, and we’re happy to work with such a respected convention as Country Radio Seminar to celebrate the country music community,” stated Ryan Redington, Director of Amazon Music. “We’re thrilled to kick off this year’s CRS with an incredible night of live performances while honoring some of the leaders in country radio programming.” 

At part of Monday’s concert event and in between artist’s sets, Radio Inkwill honor the Top 30 Program Directors in the Country format. This year marks the 20th year that the publication has honored the Best Program Directors in Country music. Radio Ink Publisher Deborah Parenti commented, saying "Over the past two decades, Radio Ink has recognized excellence in country radio programming. We are proud to spotlight the dedicated program directors who elevate the status of radio, not only among country listeners but by contributing so much to the industry and their communities overall.”

Each year, PDs are reviewed and ranked by a panel of experts working in the country format. Experts base their judging on criteria that include how their station performs, programming experience, and their contribution to the country radio format, how they mentor others and what they give back to the industry. The editorial staff at Radio Ink Magazine compiles the final list.  

The Amazon Music & CRS Monday Night Showcase featuring the Radio Ink Best Country PD Awards will take place Monday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Omni Broadway Ballroom.

Registration for Country Radio Seminar 2018 is available at for $699 per person.  Single-day passes are also being made available.  Single-day passes (limited to two daypasses per person) are $200 per pass. 

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About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. Country Radio Seminar 2018 is Feb. 5-7, 2018 at the Omni Nashville. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.comfor more information. Follow CRS on FacebookTwitter (Hashtag #CRS2018) and Instagram.