CRS 2017 New Faces of Country Music Show Talent Voting Opens This Thursday, Nov. 17, at 8 a.m. CT

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Deadline To Vote Is EOD Nov. 25

(Nashville, Tenn. – November 15, 2016) – Voting for the CRS 2017 New Faces of Country Music Show® lineup opens this Thursday, Nov. 17 at 8 a.m. CT to all Country radio station employees. Voting will remain open through the end of day (11:59 p.m. CST), Friday, Nov. 25 at The five acts with the most votes will make up the lineup for the show.

This year’s performer nominees are:
Lauren Alaina (Mercury Records)
Tucker Beathard (Dot Records)
Chase Bryant (Red Bow Records)
Chris Lane (Big Loud Records)
William Michael Morgan (Warner Bros.)
Maren Morris (Columbia Nashville)
Jon Pardi (Capitol Nashville)
Michael Ray (Warner Bros.)
Granger Smith (Wheelhouse Records)
Drake White (Dot Records)
Brett Young (Republic Nashville)

Any full-time employee of a commercial, 24-hour Country formatted radio station may vote for the 2017 New Faces of Country Music Show performers. Votes must be cast from voter’s station email in order to be verified and successfully cast.

The New Faces of Country Music Show will be held during CRS 2017, at the Omni Hotel Nashville. The show is co-sponsored by the Academy of Country Music and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and is one of the most anticipated events at Country Radio Seminar. Five emerging artists who have achieved significant success at Country radio during the qualification period are selected each year to perform at the showcase event.
Below are the New Faces of Country Music qualification criteria:

1. The qualification period is Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 during the year immediately preceding the New Faces of Country Music Show.

2. Nominees may not have appeared on a previous New Faces of Country Music Show. Solo performers that become a member of a group or duo, or a group or duo member that becomes a solo artist are considered eligible.

3. Nominees must have charted at least one Top 25 single on the the Mediabase Country Chart as published in Country Aircheck or at least one Top 25 single on the Billboard Country Chart during the qualification period.

4. Nominees may not have more than two albums on the Billboard Country Top 50 Country Album chart, nor more than two albums that peaked above No. 50 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart (or corresponding Nielsen Soundscan-based chart) by the end of the qualification period.

The $599 regular registration rate is now available at Dinner tickets for the New Faces of Country Music Show are sold-out.

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 2017 is set for Feb. 22-24, 2017 at the Omni Hotel. Visit for more information. Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2017).


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