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(Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 11, 2015) – Country Radio Seminar (CRS) and the Country Music Association (CMA) have partnered to provide the ultimate networking event for artists and registered attendees of CRS 2015.  The CMA Artist Welcome Reception, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the Nashville Convention Center in downtown Nashville, will kick-off at 5:30 p.m. CT.

This is the fifth consecutive year the Artist Welcome Reception is on the CRS agenda, but this is the first year that the CMA has partnered with CRS for the opening event. The reception is always one of the many highlights of the three-day seminar.  Throughout the 2-hour event, artists and attendees can enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres while mingling in a relaxed, informal environment. A complimentary drink ticket will also be provided to each attendee in their registration packet.

“CMA is proud of our longstanding partnership with CRB. Country radio is a key driver for discovery and exposure of great Country Music and this is always a productive week,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to help CRS kickoff an exciting 2015 and welcome our many radio members back to Nashville.”

Charlie Morgan, Country Radio Seminar Board President, adds “From the beginning, artist interaction and access has been the cornerstone of why radio comes to Country Radio Seminar.  The opening Artist Welcome Reception literally sets the tone that radio and the music industry have come together.  There is no better partner for such an event than the CMA, whose own membership reflects all aspects of the music industry.”

CMA has been a long-time supporter of Country Radio Seminar.  Prior to this year’s partnership, CMA has sponsored some of the events most popular agenda items, including the New Faces Show, key research panels and more.

In order to participate in the CMA Artist Welcome Reception, artists must satisfy certain guidelines, including a CRS registrant requirement and a chart requirement.  For more information about the Artist/Attendee Welcome reception, please contact Christy Watkins at

To register for CRS 2015, please visit or contact the CRS offices today. The current registration rate for the three-day event is $599.

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 2015 will be held Feb. 2527, 2015. Visit for more information. Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2015).

About CMA
: Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association was the first trade organization formed to promote a type of music. In 1961, CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame to recognize artists and industry professionals with Country Music’s highest honor. More than 7,450 music industry professionals and companies from around the globe are members of CMA. The organization’s objectives are to serve as an educational and professional resource for the industry and advance the growth of Country Music around the world. This is accomplished through CMA’s core initiatives: the CMA Awards, which annually recognize outstanding achievement in the industry; the CMA Music Festival, which benefits music education and is taped for a three-hour TV special; and “CMA Country Christmas,” featuring Country artists performing original music and Christmas classics. All of CMA’s television properties will air on the ABC Television network through 2021.

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