Country Radio Seminar Announces Updates for CRS Week 2014

632e9ba77938d74a894d095b_164x80[1]Country Radio Seminar Announces Updates for CRS Week 2014

(Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 10, 2014)– Country Radio Seminar has announced several updates for CRS 2014, held Feb. 19-21 at the Nashville Convention Center. The updates include: additional artists in the Grand Ole Opry line-up, a new panel and the line-up for the programming and manager breakfast events.

In addition to the already announced artists performing at the Grand Ole Opry show on Feb. 19, Charles Esten, Deacon from the ABC hit television series Nashville, and Sony recording artist, Chris Young have been added to the star-studded lineup. Already announced artist include Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Old Crow Medicine Show and more.

Packed full of educational seminars, CRS has also added a new panel set for Friday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m., titled “Seven Essentials for Top Shows in the Digital Age.” International broadcast consultant, Valerie Geller will be the featured speaker for the panel and will discuss the checklist for entertaining, informing and inspiring radio shows.

The lineup for the Thursday Programming Mentoring Breakfast is filled with big names in the radio industry. Featured program directors for the event, set for Feb. 20, include: Gator Harrison (WUSY), Lisa McKay (WQDR), Shelly Easton (WXTU), Mike Moore (KWJJ), JR Schumann (WWKA), Becky Brenner (Albright & O’Mailey & Brenner Consulting), Mike Preston (KKWF/Entercomm), Christie Matthews (KDXY), Tim Roberts (WYCD), Clay Hunnicutt (Clear Channel Media & Entertainment), John Shomby (WGH/Max Media), Jeff Kapugi (WUSN), Lance Tidwell (WWYZ), Bob Glasco (Glasco Media) and Mike Kennedy (KBEQ/Wilks Broadcasting).

The Friday Manager’s Breakfast, set for Feb. 21 and facilitated by Erica Farber, also has an impressive lineup, including: John Zimmer (NAB/RAB), Chris Duncombe (Corus Entertainment), Travis Ploeger (SoundExchange), JJ Jobe (Rusty Walker Programming), Scott Huskey (Rusty Walker Programming), Judy Lakin (Cox Media Group) and Bill Rose (Nielsen Audio).

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It has also been announced that all CRS host hotels are officially sold out.

The CRS 2014 smartphone app, powered by Country Aircheck, is now available on Android and iPhone. The app allows attendees to review the CRS 2014 agenda, maps, news and more.

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 2014 will be held Feb. 19 – 21, 2014, in downtown Nashville, Tenn. Registration is available for $599 through Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter


#CRS2014 adds @CharlesEsten and @ChrisYoungMusic to #OpryatCRS2014 lineup! @Opry @CRSOfficial

New panel announced for @CRSOfficial – “The 7 Esentials For A Top Radio Show” set for Friday, Feb. 21, will feature #ValerieGeller #CRS2014

Lineup additions for programming and managers breakfasts at #CRS2014 have been announced! Don’t miss the @CRSOfficial additions!


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