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CRS and COPD Foundation Team Up To Offer Free On-Site Screenings At CRS 2016

Attendees offered detection and education on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the 3rd leading cause of death in the USA

(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 18, 2016) Country Radio Seminar and the COPD Foundation have partnered to offer chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) screenings at CRS 2016. Screenings will take place throughout the 3-day event, held Feb. 8-10 at Omni Nashville.

COPD, an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases, is characterized by increasing breathlessness. Nearly 24 million Americans have the disease, but approximately half of them remain undiagnosed. If diagnosed early, COPD is treatable and individuals can lead more productive lives. The opportunity to screen attendees at CRS will help spread the word about early detection and educate CRS attendees about the importance of lung health. The basic screening test takes less that 3 minutes and all attendees will be given private access to their test results to take to their personal physicians.

Screenings will be administered by respiratory therapists. Individuals over the age of 35 or anyone with a history of smoking or family with lung disease will be asked to take a brief, five-question screener to assess their risk. If the score indicates a high risk, they will be asked to complete further testing, which includes a simple breathing test to measure lung volume (i.e. spirometry).

The screening clinic will be open Monday, Feb. 8 and Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Level 2 of the Omni.

COPD, an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases, is characterized by increasing breathlessness. Nearly 24 million Americans have the disease, but approximately half of them remain undiagnosed. If diagnosed early, COPD is treatable and individuals can lead more productive lives. The opportunity to screen attendees at CRS will help spread the word about early detection and educate CRS attendees about the importance of lung health.

The basic screening test takes less that 3 minutes and all attendees will be given private access to their test results to take to their personal physicians.

The screener and the lung volume results will be provided to participants right away. If there are any indications of concern, a recommendation will be given to the participant to share the results with their physician. Additionally, COPD will administer Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) testing. Alpha-1 testing is a genetic form of COPD and can result in serious lung disease and/or liver disease. Alpha 1 is diagnosed through a simple blood sample (finger stick test) administered by a qualified health care professional. Sample will be sent to a designated lab. Results will be sent to a physician champion who will inform the participant of the results.

Kevin Moran, Chief Development Office of COPD states, “The COPD Foundation is extremely thankful to Country Radio Broadcasters for inviting us to participate in this year’s seminar to promote lung health and build awareness about COPD. With over 24 million Americans living with COPD of which some 12 million undiagnosed this is a disease at epidemic proportions. CRS provides the COPD Foundation a amazing opportunity to educate participants about lung health and screen for lung disease. COPD is preventable and treatable. Thanks to the CRB team the foundation will be reaching a critical audience to help spread the word about the 3rd leading cause of death in this country and the importance of testing and early detection.”

CRS Executive Director, Bill Mayne adds, “This kind of service in which we are offering to our attendees provides our continued focus on the most important asset of our industry, our people. No matter how great your talent and professionalism, we want to do our part to insure you are ‘with us’ to make your contributions to all of the world through our industry and your gifts! So please, get tested. It’s quick, simple, and free to all attendees.”

To register for the three-day event, held Monday, Feb. 8 through Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Omni hotel, visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com today. In addition, 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.

About the COPD Foundation: The COPD Foundation (COPDF) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing programs, which improve quality of life through research, education, early diagnosis, and enhanced therapy for persons whose lives are impacted by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The Foundation’s stated mission is to prevent and cure chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and improve the lives of all people affected by this devastating disease. The COPD Foundation’s primary activities include research, education, and advocacy programs.

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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  Matt Watkins   Feb 24, 2016   News   0 Comment   Read More

$99 Unemployment Rate Returns for CRS 2016

(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 12, 2016) Country Radio Seminar has announced that the $99 Unemployment Rate is now available for CRS 2016, which will be held Feb. 8th – Feb. 10th in Nashville, Tenn at the Omni Hotel. The rate is a $530 savings from the current registration price of $629.

The Unemployment Rate will provide CRS attendees access to more than 30 on-site educational panels and roundtable discussions, as well as CRS sanctioned after-hours events. The rate does not include access into the already sold-out New Faces show.

Contact Ashley Silver at (615) 327-4487 or Ashley@crb.org for registration materials. Proof of unemployment will be subject to verification by officials of the Country Radio Seminar.

The regular rate of $629 is now in effect for others planning to attend CRS 2016. www.CountryRadioSeminar.com provides details and descriptions of the 2016 panels and confirmed panelists.

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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  Matt Watkins   Feb 24, 2016   News   0 Comment   Read More

Top Industry Execs Discuss New Transitions In “New Views From The Top” Panel At CRS 2016

Keynote Discussion featuring John Esposito, Randy Goodman, Bill Hendrich and Rod Phillips To Kick-Off CRS 2016

(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 12, 2016) Four industry executives with decades of successful business experience have been announced as participants in a keynote discussion at Country Radio Seminar (CRS) 2016. John Esposito (newly elected Chairman of the Board of the Country Music Association and President/CEO of Warner Music Nashville), Randy Goodman (Chairman and CEO, Sony Music Nashville), Bill Hendrich (Executive Vice President of Radio, Cox Media Group) and Rod Phillips (Sr. VP Programming, iHeart Country) will discuss their “new view” and enlighten attendees on how they’ve transitioned into new roles. Additionally, they will discuss their current outlook on our industry and our future, how they intend on managing these new roles and their take on various challenges within the Industry. CRB President and Sr. VP and Market Manager for Emmis Communications/Indianapolis, Charlie Morgan will lead the discussion, titled “New Views From The Top,” which is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 8 at 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Legends Ballroom presentation hall on Level 2 of Omni Nashville.

This keynote discussion will set the tone for the many great industry dialogues that will be had during the NEW experience at Country Radio Seminar 2016.

CRB President and Sr. VP and Market Manager for Emmis Communications/Indianapolis, Charlie Morgan states, “This keynote discussion will really be a ‘tone-setter’ for the business-minded professional, as CRS continues to present the most relevant and innovative information possible for our attendees. Our goal is always striving for our attendees to walk away with actionable ideas and thoughts. Our end-game is to help our folks’ ability to increase revenue, market share/ratings, and advance their individual career! The level of perspective of these participants will be formidable, “a MUST attend!”

To register for the three-day event, held Monday, Feb. 8 through Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Omni hotel, visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com today. The current registration rate for the event is $629 per person. In addition, 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.

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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  Matt Watkins   Feb 24, 2016   News   0 Comment   Read More

Twelve Hit Songwriters Band Together For Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley at CRS 2016

2016 marks fifth consecutive year for highly anticipated after-hour event

(Nashville, TN – Jan. 11, 2016) Once again, a list of heavy hitter songwriters will make a presence at Country Radio Seminar (CRS 2016). On Feb. 9, twelve of the format’s most successful songwriters from this year will perform at “Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley.” Rhett Akins, Rodney Clawson, Ross Copperman, Andrew Dorff, Josh Kear, Shane McAnally, Heather Morgan, Tim Nichols, Josh Osborne, Jonathan Singleton, and Jimmy Yeary are all set to perform at the event, which is co-sponsored by Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40 and SunTrust Bank, with additional support from ASCAP Nashville, who will provide attendees with a complimentary first drink of the evening.

Bob Kingsley will host this magical evening which has become one of the week’s most anticipated after-hour events. This mark’s the fifth consecutive year that “Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley” has taken place at Country Radio Seminar.

This year’s Acoustic Alley will be held on Feb. 9 from 7 p.m. until midnight near Legends Ballroom (level 2) at The Omni in Nashvile, Tenn. A cash bar will be provided. A CRS badge will be required for admittance.

Bob Kingsley states, “For the past five years, putting on Acoustic Alley has been a wonderful experience. These wonderful performing songwriters have provided us all with greater insight into the music we hear on the radio. And as informative, educational and inspiring as each of these evenings has been, I think this year is going to top them all.

CRS Executive Director, Bill Mayne adds, “We are beyond thrilled to announce this high caliber lineup. Having the opportunity to witness this level of talent in our new, beautiful and intimate setting will add to making this year most memorable.”

Country Radio Seminar is currently offering a $100 discount on CRS 2016 registrations, available now through Jan. 11. Following the deadline, the $529 per person rate will increase to $629. To register for the three-day event, held Monday, Feb. 8 through Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Omni hotel, visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com today. In addition, 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.

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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  Matt Watkins   Feb 24, 2016   News   0 Comment   Read More

TV Alert: Keb’ Mo’ Appears On PBS Special At The White House

Set To Air This Friday, Jan. 8

(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 6, 2016) – Three-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Keb’ Mo’, recently performed at a special concert, hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, called “A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House.” The concert is set to air this Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 on PBS. Specific air times are available through local listings.

Shot and filmed in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., the concert featured appearances by Keb’ Mo’, Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, Buddy Guy, Queen Latifah, Usher, Trombone Shorty, MC Lyte, Audra McDonald, Esperanza Spalding, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Carol Burnett. The event commemorated the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act.

For more information on Keb’ Mo’ or to view a list of upcoming tour dates, please visit http://www.kebmo.com/ and follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

For press inquires, contact Christy Watkins at 615-269-7071 or christy@aristomedia.com.

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Ryan Broshear Circles Back To Country Radio With New Single, “Spin Me”

(Nashville, Tenn. Jan. 5, 2016) Country artist and songwriter, Ryan Broshear, releases his newest single, Spin Me, to Country radio this week. Written by Broshear and Daniel Agee, “Spin Me” is the first single off Broshear’s EP, Paint It Red, available on iTunes, Amazon and other major digital retailers.

With a catchy beat and an edgy Country sound, “Spin Me” tells the classic tale of a guy who is head-over-heels in love. Recalling the songwriting process behind the single, Broshear says, “It was a fun and easy co-write. Dan [Agee] shared what he had started and I jumped right in. It was so natural– within a couple of hours, we had this great song.”

“’Spin Me’ strikes a balance between today’s mainstream Country sound and the traditional Country I’ve grown up on,” says Broshear of the single. “I can’t wait to see where it goes.”

With a natural affinity for the stage, Broshear is known for bringing his high-energy performances and modern edge to the traditional Country sound. Prior to his most recent EP release, Broshear was recognized for his talent when Billboard magazine named him a “Top Ten Artist to Watch” in 2014.

For more information on Ryan Broshear and his latest single, “Spin Me,” visit his website at http://www.ryanbroshear.com/ and follow him on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.

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The Cains Release New Single, “Knock Knock” to Country Radio

(Nashville, Tenn. Jan. 5, 2016) The Cains are pulling out all the stops in their haunting, hard-edged new single, “Knock Knock.” Featuring angst-filled vocals with a country-rock twist, while also showcasing The Cains’ signature sibling harmonies, “Knock Knock” is destined to catch the ears of music fans all over.

The single was released to Country radio today, Jan. 5, and a music video will be released in the upcoming weeks. To hear the track, click here.

Written by Jaida Dreyer, Stephony Smith and Dave Thompson, “Knock Knock” is the latest single off the group’s self-titled EP, The Cains, which was released this past summer on July 21, 2015. The EP was produced and mixed by Daniel Agee. The five-track EP is available on iTunes, Amazon and other major digital retailers.

Madison Cain commented about the single saying, “’Knock Knock’ is the only song on the EP that we didn’t write, but as soon as we heard it, we knew we needed to record it. We heard it once and couldn’t stop singing it. We hope the song will have the same effect on our listeners.”

In addition to the new single, The Cains have recently added some impressive international performances to their list of accomplishments. Opening for Sasha McVeigh’s successful I Stand Alone U.K. Tour, The Cains have come back with scores of dedicated new fans anxious to hear more music. They won’t be disappointed when they get their hands on “Knock Knock.”

The two sisters and brother from Hartselle, Ala. have shared a lot over the years, but their passion for music is what has brought them together as The Cains, a Country band with unique harmonies and a variety of influences. Taylor, Madison and Logan Cain are not only singers and songwriters, but also multifaceted entertainers and musicians who play guitar, piano, bass, harmonica, mandolin, drums and more. Their original music features compelling, edgy lyrics that evoke emotion and is inspired by a vast combination of genres from Country, soul and pop to Americana, folk and contemporary Christian.

For more information on The Cains and their latest single, “Knock Knock,” view their website at http://www.thecainsofficial.com and follow them on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.

For interview or mp3 requests, contact Simone Diamond at simone@aristomedia.com or 615-269-7071.

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Country Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Announced

Luke Bryan To Recognize Inductees LIVE At CRS 2016 Opening Ceremonies

(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 5, 2016) – This year’s class of Country Radio Hall of Fame inductees have been announced and are Blair Garner, Mike & Dana Schuff, and Lisa Dent in the On-Air category, and Mick Anselmo, Kerby Confer, Jack Reno, Tim Roberts and Jim Slone in the Radio category. Reigning ACM and CMA “Entertainer of the Year,” Luke Bryan, will be on-hand to recognize the inductees LIVE during the Country Radio Seminar 2016 opening ceremonies on Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. CT; providing an opportunity for the class of 2016 to be acknowledged during Country radio’s biggest week.

The class will be inducted at the Country Radio Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Awards ceremony, which will be scheduled for later this year. Information regarding the date, ticket prices and the event location will be available in the coming months.

The Country Radio Hall of Fame is dedicated to the recognition of individuals who have made significant contributions to the radio industry over a 20-year period, 15 of which must be in the Country format.

Country Radio Hall of Fame Chairman, RJ Curtis commented about this year’s class, saying “Once again, the Country Radio Hall of Fame selection committee has done a thorough job of recognizing amazing and deserving honorees. The combined contributions of the 2016 Class could practically serve as a textbook for how radio – and Country radio specifically – should be executed, with every inductee truly living up to the criteria of having made a ‘significant contribution’ to the Country music industry. On behalf of our committee, I am proud to congratulate the Class of 2016.”

For more information about the Country Radio Hall of Fame, please visit www.countryradioseminar.com.

About the 2016 ON-AIR INDUCTEES:

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About Blair Garner: Currently host of the Nashville-based “America’s Morning Show, syndicated nationally on Cumulus Media Networks, Garner is a three-time National Radio Personality of the Year honoree from the Academy of Country Music. He got his first radio break in Canyon, Texas, a small town south of Amarillo at 17. Major market opportunities soon after in cities such as Dallas, Washington DC and – by the early ’90s – New York, where he was part of the lineup at perennial powerhouse WPLJ, followed. Following a stint at Top 40 giant KIIS in Los Angeles, Garner created – and for 20 years hosted – the nationally syndicated “After Midnite,” program. No stranger to the tag “Hall of Famer,” Garner was a 2013 inductee into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

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About Mike & Dana Schuff: First teamed at KNFM in Odessa. Texas in 1989, Mike Lawrence and Dana Carole were already seasoned radio vets, having entered the business in 1973 and 1980, respectively. After a successful run at KNFM as a morning team, and Mike handling PD responsibilities, the pair was hired by crosstown KGEE in 1990, helping that station win the CMA Station of the year Award in 1993 and 1995. In 1996, Mike and Dana were honored as CMA Small market Personality of the Year winners. In 2001, they left KGEE to launch KHKX, where they enjoyed more success, garnering CMA Station of the Year nominations and in 2007, a win for ACM Small Market personality of the Year. In 2014, Mike and Dana retired, ending a 25-year on-air partnership, but continuing their 23-year marriage.

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About Lisa Dent: Co-host of the morning show at WUSN in Chicago since 2002, Dent began her radio career at WFAW Fort Atkinson, WI in 1981. She was quickly on to major market gigs, landing at KSON in San Diego in 1987 before additional successful stops at WBOB in Minneapolis, KYCW in Seattle and KIKK Houston before the jump to WUSN in 2002. Dent has also hosted nationally syndicated shows “Country Giants” for United Stations and “CMT Insider.” As half of the “Lisa Dent And Ramblin’ Ray (Stevens)” morning show on WUSN, she has been honored with the CMA Personality of the Year Award in 2005 and 2010. The show was also the 2015 ACM Personality of the Year honoree.

About the 2016 RADIO INDUCTEES:

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Mick Anselmo: Most recently VP/Market Manager for CBS Radio Minneapolis, Anselmo retired in December, completing a career that included the launch of both Country radio powerhouses in Minneapolis: KMNB in 2011 and KEEY in 1982. Before joining CBS Radio in 2008, Anselmo spent more than two decades at Clear Channel’s (Now iHeartMedia) crosstown cluster, home to KEEY. During his time there, KEEY was honored with a “CMA Station Of The Year” award and was a consistent market leader, which it remains today. Anselmo is a 2013 inductee in the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

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Kerby Confer: Confer spent 58 years in the business, starting as an air personality at age 16. He became a station owner in 1975, eventually growing his portfolio to 250 stations; today he remains a partner in 70 stations. A 2003 inductee to the Pennsylvania radio Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Confer was a pioneer in branding radio stations with monikers such as “Kissn’” (KSSN Little Rock) and “The Beaver (WBVR Bowling Green). The concept grew, with his first Frog-branded station, WFRG in Utica, NY, an idea which spread to KFRG San Bernardino, CA and WFGY Altoona, PA, eventually spawning numerous Froggy stations, along with Bears, Bulls and others.

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Jack Reno: Reno began his 37-year radio career in the 50’s as an air personality at KCOG Centerville, IA, eventually becoming involved in music, programming and ultimately, the GM chair. Reno was awarded the CMA Personality of the year trophy in 1978. Included in his many radio stops were KCKN Kansas City; KLLL Lubbock, TX; WXCL Peoria, IL; WUBE Cincinnati and WSAI Cincinnati. Reno was also a songwriter, whose music was recorded by Eddie Arnold and Lee Roy Van Dyke. He retired from radio in 1990, and passed away from cancer in 2008.

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Tim Roberts: Roberts has been OM for CBS Radio Detroit since 2005, leading WYCD to Station of the Year honors from the ACM, CMA and Marconi Awards. His career started in 1979 and has taken him to cities all over the US, including Cedar Rapids, Texas, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Spokane, and San Francisco. Prior to joining WYCD, Roberts was Cumulus Media Midwest reginal OM, and lead WQXK to CMA Station of the Year honors as well. Roberts has the distinction of having lead two legendary Country brands in Detroit as his resume includes WWWW in the Motor City from 1995-1998.

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Jim Slone: Slone’s career began at KRZE Farmington, NM in 1960, but by 1963, he was in Tucson, AZ where he would remain for the duration of his career. He purchased KCUB-AM there in 1972, then KIIM in 1983, launching it Country immediately. KIIM soon became the market leader both in ratings and billing, while garnering national recognition as well. Slone grew his station portfolio to El Paso and Lubbock and owned nine stations at one time. He was inducted to the Arizona Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2001. He sold Slone Broadcasting the same year, only to return to ownership in 2006, before retiring in 2009.

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The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. ® is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1969 to bring radio broadcasters from around the world together with the Country Music Industry to ensure vitality and promote growth in the Country Radio format. More information may be obtained at: www.CountryRadioSeminar.com or through the CRB/CRS office at (615) 327-4487.

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Keith Urban Announced As 2016 CRS Artist Humanitarian Award Recipient

(Nashville, Tenn. – Dec. 14, 2015) – The Country Radio Broadcasters have announced Keith Urban as the recipient of the 2016 CRS Artist Humanitarian Award, to be presented during the opening ceremonies of Country Radio Seminar on Feb. 8, 2016. Last year’s Artist Humanitarian Award recipient, Lady Antebellum, will be on hand to present Urban with this year’s award.

The CRB Artist Humanitarian Award was created in 1990 by the organization’s board to honor Country music artists who have exhibited exceptional humanitarian efforts during their career.

CRS Executive Director, Bill Mayne comments, “Keith Urban is a true humanitarian who gives out of love, passion, spirit, and generosity. It’s been an honor to witness quietly from the sidelines, the amount of time, talent, and passion that Keith has selflessly given over his life and career. The impact and reach of his generosity has effected so many and is so broad in scope and depth – his is a bar of humanitarian effort, that we all can be inspired by!”

Over the years, Urban has been a strong supporter of numerous benefit concerts, including the annual “All For The Hall” Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum benefit concerts, which has raised nearly $3 million in proceeds. In addition, he’s been and remains a supporter of The Grammy in the Schools program, Mr. Holland’s Opus Fund and was recently named the first Ambassador of the CMA Foundation.

He is a continued supporter of the “Make A Wish” Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As an advisory board member at St. Jude, Urban has visited the hospital and produces a calendar each year with all net proceeds going to St. Jude. Since their inception in 2003, these calendars have raised more than $850,000 for the life-saving mission of the hospital.

Following the 2010 Nashville flood, he was very active in the relief efforts and participated in the re-opening of the Grand Ole Opry House, Marty Stuart’s “Late Night Jam,” GAC and Vince Gill telethons; all to raise funds for flood relief.

Additionally, he has supported our nation’s troops and the Navy SEALS Foundation. Urban donated to the foundation his share of artist and publishing royalties from his song “For You,” which reached a total of $300,000.

He was also the first Ambassador for the CMA Foundation’s Education Program and has donated from his line, URBAN guitars, to five Music Education Matters partner programs across the country, including programs in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City and San Francisco. He’s also donated URBAN guitars to the Grammy Foundation and its MusiCares program, as well as donating proceeds from the guitars to Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation to keep musical instruments in schools.

Past recipients of the Artist Humanitarian Award have included Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Trace Adkins, Randy Owen, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Reba, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks and Charlie Daniels, among others.

For more information on Keith Urban, visit www.keithurban.net. For more information on Country Radio Seminar, visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com.

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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  Matt Watkins   Dec 22, 2015   News   0 Comment   Read More

TUNE-IN ALERT: Keb’ Mo’ Returns To A Prairie Home Companion On Dec. 12

(Nashville, Tenn. – Dec. 10, 2015) On Dec. 12, Three-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Keb’ Mo’ is set is to return to A Prairie Home Companion for the final live broadcast of their holiday run at The Town Hall in New York City. The show, hosted by Garrison Keiller, will air on local public radio stations across the country between 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern and will also be available for streaming live on the Prairie Home Companion website, prairiehome.org. Following its initial airtime, the show will be posted on www.prairiehome.org on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 1 ET. Today, 4 million listeners hear A Prairie Home Companion each week on nearly 700 public radio stations, online, and on the American Forces Networks, SiriusXM Radio, Radio New Zealand, and KPRG in Guam.

For more information on Keb’ Mo’ or to view a list of upcoming tour dates, please visit http://www.kebmo.com/ and follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

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  Matt Watkins   Dec 22, 2015   News   0 Comment   Read More