Lee Brice - NEW FACES OF COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW LINEUP FOR CRS 2011
December 1st, 2010 - Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® has announced the performers for its CRS 2011 New Faces of Country Music Show® to be held Friday, March 4, 2011, at the Nashville Convention Center.
Curb Records' Lee Brice as announced as on of the 2011 New Faces performersas well as The Band Perry (Republic Nashville), Easton Corbin (Mercury Nashville), Jerrod Niemann (Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville) and Josh Thompson (Columbia Nashville).
The CRS New Faces of Country Music Show (co-sponsored by the CMA and the Muscular Dystrophy Association) is one of the three-day seminar’s most anticipated events. Five emerging artists who have achieved significant success at Country radio during the official qualification period are selected to perform for CRS attendees. Earlier this year, the CRB expanded its voting process to allow any employee of a commercial, full-time Country-formatted radio station to vote for the 2011 New Faces performers. Previously, only Country Radio Seminar registrants from the preceding year were allowed to vote.
“Our New Faces show is always one of the highlights of Country Radio Seminar because attendees get a chance to see some of Country radio’s brightest up-and-coming stars,” says CRB President Mike Culotta. “The CRB board chose to include more of the Country radio industry in the voting process this year, which we feel gives us a better understanding of what Country radio listeners out there are really responding to in terms of the newer acts. Congratulations to all of this year’s New Faces performers. I know it’s going to be a terrific show!”
The CRB-Country Aircheck Awards are also presented during the New Faces of Country Music Show. The awards, which debuted last year at CRS 2010, recognize those individuals that have demonstrated outstanding efforts in the Country radio and music industries in the past year. A total of 28 awards are presented during the New Faces show. The first round of nominations is currently open at www.CRBawards.com through Dec. 10.
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.CRB.org or at the CRB office at (615) 327-4487.
The Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas in the Country music industry. Country Radio Seminar is a registered trademark of Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. CRS 2011 will be held March 2-4, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. Registration is currently available online at www.CRB.org or by contacting the Country Radio Broadcasters at (615) 327-4487.