Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum Reception and Tour Experience Returns for CRS 2018

Reception to host performance by Warner Music Nashville’s Ashley McBryde

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will welcome CRS 2018 attendees to “Party like an Outlaw,” a private cocktail reception with complimentary access to the museum. 

Featuring a performance by Warner Music Nashville’s Ashley McBryde, the reception will be held in the museum’s Event Hall, where museum representatives will welcome radio and industry attendees, share info about upcoming exhibits including the recently announced Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ‘70s and guide them towards the museum galleries, which will be open for viewing.

Credentialed CRS registrants also have the opportunity to tour the museum Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., before the CRS Opening Ceremonies.

“Much like the exhibitions in our galleries, country radio tells the story of country music every day,” said Sharon Brawner, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for the museum. “We are thrilled to welcome Country Radio Seminar attendees to the home of country music history for the third year in a row.” 

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum representatives will also be onsite daily at CRS 2018, and invite country radio to visit their booth to learn about year-round partnership opportunities. 

Guests are invited to follow the museum on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram

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-day passes per person) are $200 per pass. 

To view an advance CRS 2018 agenda, visit or download the official mobile app, which is now available for download on iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows mobile devices as well as laptops. To get the app, interested parties must go to the app store on their mobile device and download “Crowdcompass AttendeeHub.”  They must search for “CRS 2018” and click download. 

About Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum: The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. In exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum explores the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and for the last three years in a row has welcomed over one million patrons each year, placing it among the ten most-visited history museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation operates Historic RCA Studio B ™, Hatch Show Print® poster shop, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press. Museum programs are supported by Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts. More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at or by calling (615) 416-2001. 

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 set for Feb. 5-7, 2018 at the Omni Nashville. Visit for more information. Follow CRS on FacebookTwitter (Hashtag #CRS2018) and Instagram.

About Ashley McBryde:  Lauded by The New York Times for her “clean, powerful and slightly creamy voice,” Ashley McBryde has been dubbed as an “Arkansas red-clay badass, with the swagger of Hank Jr. and the songwriting of Miranda Lambert” by Rolling Stone. With her self-released first EP, Jalopies and Expensive Guitars, McBryde caught the attention of some of Nashville’s most raucous entertainers, landing her on dates opening for Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, and Miranda LambertThe Washington Post raved, "McBryde's blue-collar storytelling and straightforward singing set her apart," which the singer demonstrated during her Grand Ole Opry debut set where she performed her seminal title track “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” from her forthcoming Jay-Joyce-produced LP. Her debut album for Warner Music Nashville, Girl Going Nowhere, is slated for release on March 30. McBryde recently made her television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers performing her single, “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega,” which is at Country radio now and has already notched the No. 1 slot on SiriusXM's The Highway Top 30. For more information, please visit and catch her on tour in 2018 with Luke Combs and Lambert.