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#MeetMeMonday – Christy Walker-Watkins

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Christy Walker-Watkins
VP of Publicity
christy@aristomedia.com

Q: Tell us about your path to Nashville and working at AristoMedia.
I was born and raised in Nashville, Tenn. I attended Belmont University where I pursued an education in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing. I started working at The AristoMedia Group in 2003 when I started splitting my time between work and school, serving as an assistant for the PR department. I currently oversee the department and am in my 12th year at AristoMedia.

Q: What is one interesting fact about you?
Growing up I played the drums and thought one day I’d pursue a career as a performer. In case you are wondering, no – I don’t play anymore.

Q: What is your favorite eatery?
I’m not a real “foodie,” but my go-to’s during the week are Taco Mamacita, Midtown Cafe and The Tavern. On the weekends, I like Puffy Muffin or Bricktops. #RIP former favorite spots – Sub Stop, Boscos, Sunset Grill and Sam’s Bar & Grill.

Q: What is your favorite music venue?
City Winery

Q: If you could only pick one, what would be your all-time favorite song?
Right now, I’d have to say it’s “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts – My father, Jeff Walker, chose this song for our father-daughter dance at my wedding. The song went on to have more life and meaning following my dad’s passing in Aug. 2015.

Q: What are some of your hobbies?
Shopping, cooking, photography and camping.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do in Nashville on the weekend?
Spending time with my family, of course, but we enjoy going to the flea market or farmers’ markets around the area. We also enjoy watching the Titans play football.

Q: What is something interesting that is on your bucket list?
I grew up watching game shows on television with my grandmother, so it’s always been something I’ve wanted to have an opportunity to do. My bucket list games are “Wheel of Fortune” or “Price Is Right!”

Q: What is one type of food that you could not live without?
Mexican – I love avocados/guacamole!

Q: What actor would you want to play you in the movie of your life? Why?
If still living, definitely Lucille Ball. However, seeing that is impossible, I would maybe say Jennifer Lawrence or Anna Faris (both are funny, smart and beautiful!).

Q: If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
My dad always said he wanted to do an Alaskan cruise. Seeing he wasn’t able to fulfill that dream, I hope to one day go and experience it for him.

Q: What TV or movie series are you obsessed with right now?
“Walking Dead,” “Cutthroat Kitchen,” “Shark Tank,” and “Downton Abbey” once the season returns!

Q: What did you ‘want to be when you grew up’ as a kid?
A marine biologist or a performer.

Q: If time or money weren’t an issue, what would you be doing right now?
I’d be at Disney World— the happiest place on earth!

Q: If you could spend the day with any person (living or deceased), who would it   be?
Definitely my dad – spending one more day and one more sunset in Marco Island. If not him, I’d love to spend a day with Lucille Ball in her working habitat so I could learn from her.

Q: What is your life goal?
To work hard and to make a difference.

Q: What is your favorite joke?

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Favorite thing in your office:
My paintings— they were my husband’s grandmother’s and hung in her home for many years. The colors are still so vibrant, just like her personality was.

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Take a photo of your favorite coffee mug and explain:
The owl symbolizes intuition and wisdom and I find them to be very commanding, very important qualities to have when working in business. Oddly enough, I’ve had owls make a presence in my life following major life changes and I found the sightings to be comforting. I have a set of my own mugs that I use in the mornings for coffee and in the evenings for tea.

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Travis Tritt Tops Nielsen SoundScan Top 200 Catalog Country Albums Chart For 50 Consecutive Weeks

(Nashville, Tenn. – November 6, 2015) Multi-award winning artist, Travis Tritt, has topped the SoundScan Top 200 Catalog Country Albums chart for 50 consecutive weeks with 15 weeks spent at No. 1 and 33 weeks notched in a Top 5 position. Tritt’s compilation album, Very Best of Travis Tritt, which was released in 2007, saw a resurgence of sales that started in Nov. 2014. The 20-track album features some of Tritt’s biggest hits, including “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive,” “Here’s A Quarter,” and “Anymore.”

More than 25 years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Southern-rock influenced artist continues to display strong sales activity, sell-out shows, and stay true and relevant to Country music fans across the globe. This year, Tritt has sold out shows and withheld a heavy tour schedule that took him and his band across the country to play for packed out crowds. His heavy tour schedule continues into 2016 with many dates already having been announced. For a list of forthcoming shows, please visit www.TravisTritt.com.

Among Tritt’s 11 studio albums and numerous charted singles are 19 Top 10 hits, including “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” “Love Of A Woman” and “T-R-O-U-B-L-E.” His 25 year career has produced millions in album sales, two Grammy award wins and multiple No. 1 singles on the Country radio charts.

A Marietta, Ga. native, Travis Tritt is dubbed one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included Country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson; all whom dominated the charts in the early 90s.

Tritt formed his own label, Post Oak Recordings in 2012 and shortly after released his album The Calm After... Included on the album is a duet with Tritt’s 17-year-old daughter, Tyler Reese. The song, “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough,” is a cover of the 1980s pop hit. Together, they released a video for the track, which is available for viewing here. Four of the songs on the album, co-produced by Randy Jackson, were either written or co-written by Tritt. The Calm After… is currently available on iTunes and other major digital retailers.

For more information on Travis Tritt, visit his website TravisTritt.com and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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ASCAP COMMEMORATES COUNTRY RADIO SEMINAR 45TH ANNIVERSARY AT 53RD ANNUAL ASCAP COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

NASHVILLE, Nov. 6, 2015 — The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Country Radio Seminar (CRS) at its 53rd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on Monday, Nov. 2. CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne and former ASCAP executives Judy Harris, owner Judy Harris Music, and Charlie Monk, CRS Director Emeritus, accepted the honor from ASCAP Board Member Barry Coburn.

The Country Radio Seminar was founded in 1969 to connect country radio with the country music industry. Harris and Monk were ASCAP executives who saw value in promoting the growth of country radio. ASCAP hosted the first seven years of planning meetings and ASCAP’s annual songwriter showcases have been among its most popular features.

In recent years, CRS has featured nearly every top artist or group as they were on their way up, from guitar slingers like Keith Urban and Brad Paisley to Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Blake Shelton.

As CRS has grown to become the world’s largest radio conference, so has the number of Country stations, from less than 200 to more than 2,300, with 200 million spins per year.

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. CRS 2016 will be held Feb. 8-10, 2016 at Omni Nashville. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information.

About ASCAP:
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world’s best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With 550,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. www.ascap.com

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#MeetMeMonday – Simone Diamond

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Simone Diamond
Publicity Assistant
simone@aristomedia.com

Q: Where is your hometown? And why did you decide to come to Nashville?
I was born and raised in Columbia, MO— also known as the home of the Mizzou Tigers. I came to Nashville in 2010 to attend Belmont University for Music Business / Entertainment Industry Studies. I fell in love with this city and haven’t left since!

Q: What is one interesting fact about you?
I’ve always been pretty proud of the fact that I have the same birthday as Harry Potter.

Q: What is your favorite Nashville eatery?
There are far too many to choose just one, but most recently, I haven’t been able to get enough of The Flipside and Two Ten Jack.

Q: What is your favorite music venue? (Anywhere)
I have always had a great experience at The Ryman Auditorium.

Q: If you could only pick one, what would be your all-time favorite song?
That is a near impossible question, but I would say one of my all-time favorite songs is “More Than Anyone” by Gavin DeGraw. I’ve had the chance to see him perform it live flawlessly three times and I just about fall on the floor in tears every time. In a perfect world, I would have Gavin perform it live at my future wedding.

Q: What are some of your hobbies?
I am a major foodie, so I love going out and trying new restaurants. I also love to travel, throw dinner parties for friends, and go to concerts when I have the chance.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do in Nashville on the weekend?
No weekend in Nashville would be complete without brunch.

Q: If you could have any super power, what would it be?
If I could have any super power, I would choose invisibility so I could sneak into any concert my heart desired.

Q: What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I would consider one of my greatest achievements to be gaining the courage to move to Nashville to work towards my dream of being in the music industry. It was difficult to move somewhere where I didn’t know anyone and was away from family and friends, but it has proved to be extremely rewarding so far!

Q: What is something interesting that is on your bucket list?
I’ve been dying to go to Italy so I can finally have my Lizzie McGuire moment and impersonate an Italian pop star.

Q: What is one type of food that you could not live without?
The number of avocados I go through per week is sort of ridiculous. They go well with just about anything.

Q: What actor would you want to play you in the movie of your life? Why?
I think Rachel Bilson would be a good choice because we have similar personalities (also, shoutout to “The O.C.,” which is one of my favorite shows of all time). If Emma Watson and I looked more alike, I might also choose her— she is absolutely flawless.

Q: If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
I would love to go back to Napa Valley in California and spend the whole day wine tasting.

Q: How would your friends describe you?
I think my friends would say I have a good sense of humor and can be very passionate about certain things.

Q: What TV or movie series are you obsessed with right now?
Even though I’ve watched it multiple times, I’m currently reliving the “Gilmore Girls” series, while simultaneously listening to the “Gilmore Guys” podcast as I go. Just living and breathing all things Gilmore these days.

Q: What did you ‘want to be when you grew up’ as a kid?
For a long time, I really wanted to become the editor of Seventeen Magazine.

Q: If time or money weren’t an issue, what would you be doing right now?
I haven’t gotten to travel out of the country much yet, so I would travel to all of the cities I’ve been dying to go to. Also, Disney World just because.

Q: What are the top five albums that have shaped your life?
Continuum – John Mayer: This album never gets old. It came out almost ten years ago and I still consistently listen to it. Also, who doesn’t love John Mayer?!
We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things – Jason Mraz: Jason Mraz is one of the most unique artists I’ve ever listened to and is an amazing live performer. I’ve been a consistent fan of his longer than any other artist I listen to, and this particular album really stood out to me as one of his best.
A Little Bit Longer – Jonas Brothers: Not only do I have a weakness for boy bands of all kinds, but this particular group/album is, surprisingly, what inspired me to want to get into the music business.
Stories To Tell – Dave Barnes: This particular artist/album is what got me into the whole Nashville singer/songwriter genre, leading me to listen to other similar artists such as Ben Rector, Steve Moakler, Matt Wertz, etc.
The Blessed Unrest – Sara Bareilles: This is just a beautiful album from start to finish and Sara Bareilles’ voice is perfection.

Q: A television show you can’t miss, but hate to admit you watch:
“Keeping Up With The Kardashians” is definitely my guilty pleasure. Kourtney is my spirit animal and interior design inspiration.

Q: If you could spend the day with any person (living or deceased), who would it   be?
I would love to spend the day with Amy Poehler because she is the ultimate female role model and it would be a guaranteed good time.

Q: What is your favorite joke?
Why does Snoop Dogg carry an umbrella?
Fo drizzle.

Daily necessities in your desk drawer, pocket, or purse:
I can’t get through my day without my water bottle, headphones, EOS lip balm and hand sanitizer.

Favorite thing in your office:
I have a weakness for pretty office supplies, so I really love my Kate Spade pencil cup and my Rifle Paper Company desk calendar. My cute tape dispenser and stapler are also a plus.

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Take a photo of your favorite coffee mug and explain:
I don’t drink coffee too often, but when I do, I have to use my favorite “S” mug. Mainly just because it’s pretty.image1

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Noah Galloway Announced As CRS 2016 Featured Speaker

(Nashville, TN – Oct. 30, 2015) – Former United States Army soldier, motivational speaker, and “Dancing With The Stars” season 20 contestant, Noah Galloway, will be one of the featured speakers at Country Radio Seminar 2016. Galloway will address CRS attendees on February 9 from 9 – 9:50 a.m. CT and will share with attendees how he has overcome his life’s challenge of living with a major injury he endured during the Iraq War.A native of Birmingham, Ala., Sergeant Galloway was assigned the first of the 502nd Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky. during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Just three months into his second tour of duty, he experienced a life-changing injury during an Improvised Explosive Device attack and lost his left arm above the elbow and his left leg above the knee.

Galloway publicly overcame his disability and became a contestant on the ABC-hit series, “Dancing With The Stars,” where he was paired with Sharna Burgess and finished in third place. He’s guest appeared on numerous national talk shows including “Ellen,” “The Today Show” and “Good Morning America.”

This will be the first time that Galloway has been a part of Country Radio Seminar.

CRS 2016 will be held Monday, February 8, 2016 through Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the luxurious Omni Nashville, in the heart of downtown Nashville. Register to attend Country Radio Seminar today by visiting www.CountryRadioSeminar.com or by calling the CRS offices at 615-327-4487.

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 2016 is set for Feb. 8-10, 2016 at the Omni Hotel. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information. Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2016).

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Getting To Know Aristo PR’s Niki Wood

 

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Niki Wood
Publicity Intern
prdesk@aristomedia.com

Q: Where is your hometown? And why did you decide to come to Nashville?
I’m actually from Nashville, born and raised. I stayed in the area to attend college at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) for their Recording Industry program.

Q: What is one interesting fact about you?
I have attached earlobes!

Q: What is your favorite Nashville eatery?
For someone who is from here, I’ve been to an embarrassingly low number of Nashville restaurants. I must say, though, that I really like The Pharmacy. The black bean burger is awesome! Also, I’ve recently gone to Monelle’s for the first time and I loved it— ten out of ten.

Q: What is your favorite music venue? (Anywhere)
I really like the new Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville. I recently went to a show there and dubbed it my new favorite venue. Music is just always better when it’s outside.

Q: If you could only pick one, what would be your all-time favorite song?
I think my answer to this always changes because it is such a tough question, but I guess I’ll say “Blue Orchid” by The White Stripes.

Q: What are some of your hobbies?
I like to read when I have the time; I’ll usually go in and out of reading sprees. I also like to do yoga sometimes; I want to get into the habit of doing it every day. I also love sleeping because it’s heavenly.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do in Nashville on the weekend?
I like to go to Opry Mills Mall every once in a while, as well as try out some of those restaurants I’ve never been to. In the warmer months, I like to take walks through different parks, like Percy Warner or Centennial.

Q: If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Telekinesis.

Q: What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I’m about to graduate Cum Laude from MTSU, so that will probably be #1. I would also consider being able to intern at AristoMedia a great achievement.

Q: What is something interesting that is on your bucket list?
I want to see a show at Red Rocks in Colorado and I really want to see Criss Angel in person.

Q: What is one type of food that you could not live without?
All vegetables. I’m a vegetarian, so I wouldn’t have very good meal options without them.

Q: What actor would you want to play you in the movie of your life? Why?
Either Jennifer Lawrence or Ellen Page. They are both a little quirky, but still relatable. They also have a very wide range of acting skills, which is cool.

Q: If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
London, England

Q: How would your friends describe you?
They usually use words like quiet, weird, silly and nice. I’ve been compared to Phoebe from “Friends” and Tonks from “Harry Potter.” Both of these made me a happy camper!

Q: What TV or movie series are you obsessed with right now?
“American Horror Story.” I’ve been watching it since the beginning, so I get really excited when a new season starts!

Q: What did you ‘want to be when you grew up’ as a kid?
I wanted to be either a veterinarian or a marine biologist. I always wanted to work with animals until I saw a live dog surgery on TV one time.

Q: If time or money weren’t an issue, what would you be doing right now?
Traveling the world with my best friends!

Q: What are the top 5 albums that have shaped your life?
Continuum – John Mayer
Elephant – The White Stripes
Lungs – Florence + the Machine
Fallen – Evanescence
American Idiot – Green Day

Q: An “important” piece of music you just don’t get:
I never “got” Mariah Carey or Madonna. I can’t stand either of them. I never could.

Q: A television show you can’t miss, but hate to admit you watch:
I don’t really have a show that I hate to admit I watch. Although, when I talk about “Grey’s Anatomy,” people act like I should. No shame!

Q: If you could spend the day with any person (living or deceased), who would it be?
Florence Welch. I love her!

Q: What is your life goal?
I recently came across this quote, “I just want to have a completely adventurous, passionate, weird life.” That’s basically my life goal.

Q: What is your favorite joke?
I can never think of, or remember, any good jokes! The only one I ever remember is: What do you call a cow lying on the floor? Ground beef.

Daily necessities in your desk drawer, pocket, or purse:
As long as I have the basics – phone, keys, wallet – then I’m good, but if I use a purse then I’ll have to have my phone charger, face powder, Chapstick, Advil and a snack in there.

Favorite thing in your office:
I don’t have my own office, but the one I’m currently in has a plug-in heater, which is my favorite thing in here on this particular day.

Take a photo of your favorite coffee mug and explain:
This is my favorite mug. I only have four mugs, but I just got this one from the dollar section at Target. It’s my favorite because it has a sweater and it’s just so cute!

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Amber Hayes Added To 16-City Nothing But The Hits Holiday Tour

(Nashville, Tenn. – Oct. 21, 2015) – Country artist Amber Hayes has been added to the 16-city Nothing But The Hits holiday tour. Performing alongside big names like Ronnie McDowell, Deborah Allen, Jeff Bates, Ken Mellons and others, Hayes is in her element. Coming off of her fourth Top 40 Country music single, “Running Out of Memories” and her newest release “Hero’s Heart,” there’s no doubt Hayes fits right in with the tour’s lineup.

A 15-piece band will be accompanying the artists as they perform their hits and Christmas favorites. The show will also be in the traditional Country camp, satisfying listeners yearning for what promoter Danny Rasberry calls “real” Country music.

“There is a void and a need for ‘real’ Country music,” said Rasberry. “With this tour, we put together some of the most sensational voices in music. I know the fans will love what will be coming their way!”

Hayes and a hearty dose of Christmas spirit will be coming your way as the tour kicks off Nov. 28 in Stillwater, Okla. The tour will make its last stop in Newberry, S.C. on Dec. 19, hitting towns throughout Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Carolina on the way. To purchase tickets, call 601-649-2822 or visit www.NothingButTheHits.com.

Nothing But The Hits Christmas Tour Dates:
Nov. 28 – Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State tailgate party – Stillwater, Okla.
Nov. 30 – Brown Grand Theatre – Concordia, Kan.
Dec. 1 – Knuckleheads – Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 2 – Gillioz Theatre – Springfield, Mo.
Dec. 4 – Crystal Theatre – Okemah, Okla.
Dec. 5 – Poncan Theatre – Ponca City, Okla.
Dec. 7 – King’s Opera House – Van Buren, Ark.
Dec. 9 – Saenger Theatre – Hattiesburg, Miss.
Dec. 10 – Private Event – Biloxi, Miss.
Dec. 11 – Natchez Center of Performing Arts – Natchez, Miss.
Dec. 12 – Grand Opera House of the South – Crowley, La.
Dec. 15 – Kentucky Opry – Benton, Ky.
Dec. 16 – Cox Capital Theatre – Macon, Ga.
Dec. 17 – Gem Theatre – Calhoun, Ga.
Dec. 18 – Morton Theatre – Athens, Ga.
Dec. 19 – Newberry Opry House – Newberry, S.C.

About Amber Hayes: Over the past few years, the Oklahoma native has been touring and performing at fairs, festivals and performance venues across the country. She has performed as the opening act for one of her biggest musical influences, Reba McEntire, and she has entertained fans overseas at military bases and International festivals, including the Country Gold Festival in Japan and the Scandinavian Country Music Festival in Sweden. She has made multiple appearances performing the national anthem at NFL and NBA games. Her first break at Country radio was with her debut EP C’mon in 2010, which landed her two Top 40 singles (“C’mon,” “Wait”) on the national MusicRow Country Breakout chart. In 2012, she released her sophomore album, titled Any Day Is A Good Day. Her latest release, a new EP titled Running Out of Memories, features three songs produced by Bobby Terry, as well as a remix of her previously released tune, “Me & Loretta,” and a new rendition of the classic “Cotton Eyed Joe,” which was featured in the family-film, Cowgirls ‘N Angels 2: Dakota’s Summer. For more information about Amber, visit www.AmberHayesMusic.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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TUNE-IN ALERT: Travis Tritt Discusses Firsthand Paranormal Encounters On Lifetime Movie Network’s “The Haunting Of…” on Oct 29

(Nashville, Tenn. – Oct. 19, 2015) Travis Tritt is scheduled to appear on “The Haunting Of…” on Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. EST / 8 p.m. CST. The one-hour episode, airing on Lifetime Movie Network (LMN), will feature the award-winning music star discussing strange occurrences he’s encountered at his lakeside cabin in The Blue Ridge Mountains. In this episode, world-renowned psychic-medium Kim Russo visits the house and uncovers the dark history of the secluded residence.

“The Haunting Of…” is an original series featuring Kim Russo as she gives an exclusive look at celebrities who have had their lives changed by paranormal events. To view a trailer featuring snippets of this season’s “The Haunting Of…” visit here.

For more information on Travis Tritt, visit his website TravisTritt.com and follow him on Twitter and FaceBook.

About Travis Tritt: More than 25-years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Grammy award-winning artist continues to sell-out shows, top sales charts and stay true and relevant to Country music fans across the globe. On the heels of sold-out shows throughout his solo acoustic tour and amid a heavy tour schedule that takes Tritt and his band across the country to play for packed out crowds, the Southern-rock influenced Country artist topped the SoundScan Top 200 Catalog Country Albums chart for multiple weeks. A Marietta, Ga. native, Travis Tritt is dubbed one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included Country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson; all of whom dominated the charts in the early ‘90s. Among his eleven studio albums and numerous charted singles are nineteen Top 10 hits, including “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” “Love Of A Woman” and “T-R-O-U-B-L-E.” His twenty-five year career has produced millions in album sales, two Grammy award wins and multiple No. 1 singles on the Country radio charts. Tritt formed Post Oak Recordings in 2012 and released his album The Calm After… through his own record label. The Calm After… is currently available on iTunes and other major digital retailers.

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CRB/CRS Now Accepting Applications for Rusty Walker Scholarships

Apply now at CountryRadioSeminar.com

(Nashville, Tenn. – Oct. 19, 2015) – The Country Radio Broadcasters are now accepting applications for the Rusty Walker Scholarship program, which provides for an all-expense paid trip and attendance to CRS 2016, to be held Feb. 8-10, 2016.

Interested parties can apply now through Friday, Oct. 30 at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com. Each applicant must fill out an online application and submit a paragraph explaining why he/she should be considered as a Rusty Walker Scholar. Eligible applicants must be a full-time radio station employee and a first time CRS attendee. Three individual scholarships will be awarded.

Each scholarship includes a full CRS 2016 registration, as well as airfare and hotel room expenses for three nights (Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 – Wednesday, February 10, 2016). Scholars will be recognized at the CRS 2016 opening ceremonies and will have the opportunity to meet and engage with CRS board members during the three-day seminar. Staff from Rusty Walker Programming will also meet with the winning applicants.

The Rusty Walker Scholarship program is named in honor of Country Radio Hall of Fame member Rusty Walker, who passed away in May 2012 at the age of 59.

Country Radio Seminar is the premiere educational and networking event for Country radio and music industry professionals, offering attendees access to informative panels, countless networking opportunities, prominent speakers, research presentations and intimate performances from some of today’s biggest stars and emerging artists. Panels at CRS cover a broad range of topics relevant to today’s Country radio industry, including: social media and digital innovations, PPM, brand strategies, leadership skills, consumer research studies, the relationships and economics of the radio and record industries and much more.

Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information. Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2016).

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