Big Machine Label Group Serves Up Talented Roster at CRS 2016 Luncheon

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Jennifer Nettles, Justin Moore, Tara Thompson, Drake White & Tucker Beathard to Perform Wednesday, Feb. 10

(Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 3, 2016) – Big Machine Label Group has announced a hearty line-up during Country Radio Seminar 2016. Jennifer Nettles, Justin Moore, Drake White, Tara Thompson and Tucker Beathard will entertain CRS attendees at Omni Nashville in the CRS Performance Hall at Noon on Wednesday, February 10.

“Country Radio Seminar brings such an energy to the radio and music communities—unlike any other industry convention, and each year, Big Machine Label Group aims to deliver the best experience for those in attendance,” says BMLG SVP Partnership Marketing & Promotion Strategy and CRS Board Member John Zarling. “This year, our first at the Omni, will be a special one, and for this reason we wanted to be at the heart of it all. With Jennifer, Justin, Tara, Drake and Tucker, this hour of music will spotlight some of the most compelling music coming out of the label group this year.”

Following a hugely successful 2015 and an epic 10-year anniversary, this year marks the company’s first CRS-sanctioned luncheon event.

To register for Country Radio Seminar 2016, held Monday, Feb. 8 through Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Omni Nashville, visit today. The current registration rate for the event is $629 per person. A limited number of Omni Hotel rooms are still available. To book a room, please call 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) or reserve online by visiting here. The CRS Rate booking code is 020616CRB2016. For more information and an advance agenda, please visit

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About Jennifer Nettles: Grammy® Award-winning Country superstar Jennifer Nettles released her debut single on Big Machine Records “Unlove You” and is currently in the studio working on her second solo album. She won five ASCAP awards for her songwriting abilities and received a Grammy® Award, ACM Award and CMA Award for penning the emotionally charged, #1 PLATINUM hit, “Stay.” At the 2009 ACM Awards, Jennifer Nettles was honored with the “Crystal Milestone Award” for being the first woman to be the solo songwriter on an ACM “Song of the Year” winner since 1972. Leading with her powerhouse vocals and vivacious energy, Jennifer Nettles has performed with some of the industry’s most iconic figures including Beyonce, Bon Jovi, Idina Menzel, John Legend, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and more. Adding to her many accolades, in February 2015 Jennifer Nettles made her Broadway debut as Roxy Hart in the Tony Award Winning, record-breaking musical Chicago and joined the cast of the Dolly Parton television biopic, ‘Coat of Many Colors,’ on NBC in December. The lead vocalist for international duo Sugarland, Jennifer has become one of the most admired singer-songwriters in music today. Since exploding onto the music scene in 2004, the decorated duo earned eight #1 singles, over 22 million in worldwide record sales and racked up numerous awards from the Grammys, American Music Awards, the Academy of Country Music, The Country Music Association and CMT Music Awards. Jennifer Nettles kicked off 2016 headlining CMT’s Next Women of Country Tour having recently wrapped her headlining Playing With Fire Tour. For tour dates and updates on Jennifer Nettles, visit

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About Justin Moore:  Arkansas native and 2014 ACM New Artist of the Year Justin Moore recently released his newest single, “You Look Like I Need a Drink” which is currently making its way up the Country radio charts. This follows his second consecutive #1 album release with OFF THE BEATEN PATH. The project produced Justin’s fourth and fifth GOLD-certified #1 hits, “Point At You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll.” Combined with two previous GOLD–certified albums, he’s sold over 7 million digital downloads. The Valory Music Co. recording artist has been featured on The Voice, Nashville, NFL Rewind, The Washington PostPeople CountryUSA Today and more. He has earned multiple ACM, ACA and ACC Awards nominations. In 2015, Justin was direct support on Brad Paisley’s CRUSHIN’ IT WORLD TOUR. For future tour dates and more visit

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About Drake White: Named one of the Huffington Post’s Top Country Artists to Watch in 2016, DRAKE WHITE is an accomplished songwriter with a rock-infused, organic country sound and signature foot-stomp. He continues to stun crowds with his incredible live show and soulful voice. Backed by his band The Big Fire, Drake has previously toured with Superstars including Willie Nelson, Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town, Eric Church, Toby Keith and more. It is no wonder that the Alabama native was featured in Rolling Stone’s 10 Country Artists You Need To Know and Billboard’s Hot New Country Artists to Watch. Drake’s current single “Living The Dream” is both heartfelt and humbling with a wholesome lyric video to match. The single is the follow up to his first EP, the four-track IT FEELS GOOD – LIVE EP, which is now available on iTunes. He is also featured on the new album OPRY 9.0, VOL 1: DISCOVERIES FROM THE CIRCLE from the Grand Ole Opry which spotlights the country music careers destined to propel the show toward the century mark. Drake is currently working on his debut album for Dot Records slated for release in 2016. For the latest updates, visit

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About Tucker Beathard: At just 21 years old, singer-songwriter Tucker Beathard already exudes the confidence and swagger of an established artist. It’s probably because music is in his blood. He started playing drums and guitar in a band with his brothers at 10 years old and had an early immersion into songwriting via his dad, two-time BMI “Songwriter of the Year” Casey Beathard. It was Tucker’s rebellious attitude as a teenager that inspired the lyrics for the chart-topping hit “Homeboy” recorded by Eric Church. Not long after making the decision to forgo a baseball scholarship to focus on music, Beathard signed a publishing deal with Big Machine Music and a recording contract with Big Machine Label Group. Now he is beginning to carve a path for his own unique and unapologetic sound: Tucker recently released his first single “Rock On” on iTunes.  Beathard is working on his debut album and will head out on the road with Dierks Bentley this summer, including shows in The UK and Ireland for the first time, having already opened for superstars Eric Church, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban.

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About Tara Thompson: Featured as a 2016 Artist to Watch by Spotify and The Huffington Post, TARA THOMPSON  is as sweet and friendly as she is talented and hard working. The fiery East Tennessee native initially gained buzz performing at some of Nashville’s premiere listening rooms and writers’ rounds, recently releasing her debut single “Someone to Take Your Place” (The Valory Music Co.). The energetic singer/songwriter delivers a tongue-in-cheek spin on her life experience people relate to and love. Tara kicked off 2016 as part of the CMT Next Women of Country Tour alongside headliner Jennifer Nettles. She is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on her debut album. Follow Tara on Twitter for the latest updates: @TaraThompsonTN.

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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 2016 is set for Feb. 8-10, 2016 at the Omni Hotel. The $629 registration rate is now available at Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2016).

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