It’s A Wrap For CRS 2016!

  Matt Watkins   Feb 24, 2016   News   0 Comment

CRS 2017 set for Feb. 22-24

(Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 11, 2016) – Country Radio Seminar 2016 came to a close last night, Feb. 10 with a 1% increase in attendance, compared to CRS 2015 figures. This is the eighth consecutive year the event has experienced a growth in attendee numbers. A total of 2,510 registrants (attendees, exhibitors, panelists and sponsors) attended this year’s event, which was held Feb. 8-10 at the Omni Nashville.

The three-day event was held Feb. 8-10. The agenda was packed full of instructive discussions, intriguing panels, and exciting performances from some of country music’s biggest stars as well as some of the most talked about emerging acts of 2015-2016.

It has also been announced that CRS 2017 will take place on Feb. 22-24 at will return to Omni Nashville.

For a full list of panels and events that occurred, visit Visit for more information. Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter. (Hashtag #CRS2016).

Photo highlights are below:

Last year’s Artist Humanitarian Award recipient, Lady Antebellum, recognized Keith Urban during this year’s Opening Ceremonies, held Feb. 8. Urban was awarded the CRS 2016 Artist Humanitarian Award for having exhibited exceptional humanitarian efforts throughout his career. Pictured here L to R are Lady A’s Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, and Keith Urban.


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Country Radio Seminar’s keynote discussion featured four of the industry’s top tier executives, who were John Esposito (Warner Music Nashville), Randy Goodman (Sony Music Nashville), Bill Hendrich (Cox Media Group) and Rod Phillips (iHeart Country). The discussion centered around their “new view” and how they’ve transitioned into new roles.


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The “Grand Ole Opry at CRS” show, sponsored by Disabled American Veterans, featured performances by Trace Adkins, Ashley Campbell, Easton Corbin, Chris Janson, Tracy Lawrence, Maddie & Tae, Martina McBride and David Nail. Pictured here L to R, Front Row: Trace Adkins; Maddie & Tae; Ashley Campbell; Sarah Trahern, CEO, CMA; Pete Fisher, Vice President/General Manager, Grand Ole Opry. Back Row: Bill Mayne, Exec Director, CRB/CRS; Easton Corbin; Chris Janson; Tracy Lawrence; Chris Carmack; David Nail; Charlie Morgan, President, CRB/CRS. Photo Credit: ©2016 Grand Ole Opry, Photo By: Chris Hollo / Rachael Black


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Country Radio Seminar held their annual New Faces of Country Music Dinner and Show®, which was sponsored by ACM and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The show featured performances by Brothers Osborne, Cam, Chris Janson, Kelsea Ballerini and Old Dominion. Pictured here L to R: Cam and Kelsea Ballerini (front), Old Dominion (middle), Brothers Osbourne and Chris Janson (back). Photo Credit: Sara Kauss / photo courtesy of Country Radio Seminar


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