CRS 2013 Photo Highlights
(Nashville, Tenn. – Mar. 4, 2013) Country Radio Seminar 2013 was held Feb. 27-Mar. 1 in Nashville, Tenn. at the Nashville Convention Center.
This year’s event included more than 20 panels, exhibits and educational presentations, as well as featured speakers and panelists from all areas of the radio and records industry.
Known as the biggest Country radio event in the world, the seminar continued to grow with a cutting edge agenda, with a number of networking opportunities and performances from some of the biggest stars in the format. Included below are selected photo highlights from CRS 2013.
View the official CRS 2013 online photo gallery at www.flickr.com/AristoPR
Photo Credit: Bev Moser, courtesy of Country Radio Seminar
Pictured here, the 2013 class of the Country Radio Hall of Fame (L to R): (back) Crook & Chase (Charlie Chase and Lorianne Crook); CRS Executive Director, Bill Mayne; Eddie Edwards; ACM Executive Director, Bob Romeo; Bill “Dex” Poindexter; CRS President Mike Culotta. (front) Gaylon Christie | Not pictured: Dr. Don Carpenter
CRS 2012 Artist Humanitarian of the Year award winners Rascal Flatts presented the the CRS 2013 Artist Humanitarian of the Year award on Wednesday, Feb. 27 to Big & Rich (John Rich and Kenny Alphin). Pictured here L to R: Rascal Flatts’ Gary Levox and Jay Demarcus, Warner Music Group’s John Esposito, Kenny Alphin (Big & Rich), CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne, John Rich (Big & Rich), Joe Don Rooney (Rascal Flatts), CRS Board Member Tim Roberts (WCYD).
Team UMG at the Ryman, hosted by SVP promotion Royce Risser, featured performances by artists including Billy Currington, Brothers Osborne, Chris Stapleton, Darius Rucker, David Nail, Dierks Bentley, Drake White, Eric Church, Eric Paslay, George Strait, Josh Turner, Kacey Musgraves, Kelleigh Bannen, Lady Antebellum, Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Mickey Guyton, Randy Montana, Scotty McCreery and Vince Gill.
UMG Nashville promotion staffers and artists take a photo on the steps of the historic Ryman Auditorium after the show.
Photo Credit: Peyton Hoge
Thursday’s Capitol and MCA Records luncheon featured MCA’s Gary Allan headlining and Capitol’s Jon Pardi as the opener. Pictured here L to R are: (back row) Capitol Sr. VP of Promotion, Steve Hodges; Van Haze, National Promotion, MCA Records; and UMG Nashville SVP/Head of Promotion, Royce Risser. (front row) Jon Pardi, Gary Allan, and Mike Dungan.
Friday’s Black River Entertainment luncheon featured performances by Sarah Darling, Craig Morgan, and Kellie Pickler. Pictured here L to R are: Gordon Kerr (Black River Entertainment CEO), Kellie Pickler, Craig Morgan, and Sarah Darling.
The “Grand Ole Opry at CRS” show included appearances by Grand Ole Opry members Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Vince Gill along with Clare Bowen, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, Scotty McCreery, Ashley Monroe, Kacey Musgraves, Josh Turner and Greg Bates. Pictured here L to R: (front) Grand Ole Opry’s Pete Fisher; Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook; Ashley Monroe; Nashville Actress and singer Clare Bowen; and CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne. (back) CRS President Mike Culotta, Vince Gill, Greg Bates, Scotty McCreery, Josh Turner, Dustin Lynch, and Steve Buchanan (Ryman Hospitality Properties). Performers not pictured: Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker
The New Faces of Country Music Show closed out CRS 2013 on Friday, Mar. 1 at the Nashville Convention Center. The show was co-sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Country Aircheck and featured performances by Easton Corbin, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer and Kip Moore. Pictured L to R are: CRS President Mike Culotta, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, Easton Corbin, Jana Kramer, Brantley Gilbert, Kip Moore, and CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne. Photo courtesy of Country Radio Seminar
The New Faces of Country Music Show featured a surprise appearance by Taylor Swift, who took the stage to lend her support to Florida Georgia Line, who will open select dates on her RED Tour, which kicks off March 13th. Pictured L to R: Big Machine Executive Vice President Jimmy Harnen, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, Taylor Swift, Big Machine President and CEO Scott Borchetta, CRS President Mike Culotta, and CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne.