Country Radio Seminar 2014 Brings Top Notch Panels And Many Musical Moments To Attendees

CRSCountry Radio Seminar 2014 wrapped up on Feb. 21 after three days of star-studded performances, educational panels and radio networking opportunities.

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.

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Pictured left to right are: Ed Hardy (President’s Award winner), Jim Denny (on-air category), Paul Schadt (on-air category), Mike Brophey (radio category), Larry Wilson (radio category), Vince Gill (Career Achievement Award winner) and Bill Mayne (Executive Director of CRB, Inc.).
Photo Credit: Shea Haliburton / (c) Country Radio Seminar

The 2014 class of the Country Radio Hall of Fame was officially inducted Feb. 18 at a sold-out ceremony and dinner.

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Pictured from left to right are: Lee Brice, Bill Mayne (CRB Executive Director), Mayor Karl Dean, Carrie Underwood, Brett Eldredge, Big & Rich’s John Rich and Kenny Alphin, Charlie Morgan (CRB Board President) and Gary Overton (Sony Music Nashville).
Photo Credit: Sara Kauss / (c) Country Radio Seminar

Opening day of CRS 2014.

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Pictured from left to right are: Mac McAnally, Rick Hall, Jimmy Johnson, David Hood and Spooner Oldham.
Photo Credit: Shea Haliburton / (c) Country Radio Seminar

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.

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Pictured left to right are: Bill Mayne (CRB Executive Director), Pete Fisher GM/Grand Ole Opry), Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney, Carrie Underwood, Jay DeMarcus, Eric Paslay, Charles Esten and Steve Buchanan (President/Grand Ole Opry).
Photo Credit: Shea Haliburton / (c) Country Radio Seminar

On Feb. 21, the BMI Legends panel featured iconic singer/songwriter John Oates. Oates performed and was interviewed by John Esposito.

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Pictured left to right are: Charlie Morgan (CRB President), CRB Board Member Mike Culotta, Dan Spears (BMI), John Esposito, John Oates, Jessica Frost (BMI) and CRB Board Members, Charlie Monk and Clay Hunnicutt.
Photo Credit: Shea Haliburton / (c) Country Radio Seminar

Country Radio Seminar’s annual New Faces of Country Music Show closed out CRS 2014 on Feb. 21.

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Performers pictured from left to right are: Tyler Farr, Charlie Worsham, Brett Eldredge, Cassadee Pope and Thomas Rhett.
Photo Credit: Shea Haliburton / (c) Country Radio Seminar

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).

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