The event ended with a 5 percent increase in attendance, compared to CRS 2013. This is the sixth consecutive year the event experienced a growth in attendee numbers. A total of 3,139 registrants attended this year’s event, which was held Feb. 19 – 21 at the Nashville Convention Center. The figure comprises of 2,335 full registrants (attendees, exhibitors, panelists and sponsors), and 804 participant registrants. Participant registrants are defined as attendees that register for individual CRS events or purchase single day passes only.
The seminar unofficially kicked off on Feb. 18 with the annual Radio Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony and concluded with The New Faces of Country Music Show. The three-day seminar included thought-provoking panels, many focusing on the role of social media in today’s music industry. For a full list of panels and events that occurred, visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com.
Some of this year’s seminar highlights were:
The 2014 class of the Country Radio Hallof Fame was officially inducted Feb. 18 at a sold-out ceremony and dinner.
The 2014 class of the Country Radio Hall of Fame was officially inducted Feb. 18 at a sold-out ceremony and dinner.
Opening day of CRS 2014.
The “Muscle Shoals: The Magic in the Music” panel on Feb. 19 featured legendary producers and musicians, who played a part in the magic of Muscle Shoals.
The Grand Ole Opry returned to CRS 2014 on Feb. 20 with an amazing line-up of performers.
On Feb. 21, the BMI Legends panel featured iconic singer/songwriter John Oates. Oates performed and was interviewed by John Esposito.
Country Radio Seminar’s annual New Faces of Country Music Show closed out CRS 2014 on Feb. 21.
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 was held Feb. 19-21, 2014, in downtown Nashville, Tenn., at the Nashville Convention Center. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information. Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2014).