Country Radio Seminars (CRS) 2019 – in review! Hang onto your Country Radio Hat!

Jason Aldean, as one of the CRS speakers this year, offered his thoughts on the Las Vegas shooting and how it effected the industry.

Country Radio Seminar (CRS) is something we all look forward to every year.  It brings radio talent, media personnel, songwriters, performers and music executives all to one place – and the energy is contagious. As soon as you enter the lobby of the Omni hotel Nashville (where CRS is held) you see groups, large and small, of people who are as excited to be there as we are. Some are artists, some are publicists, some are just old friends who are happy to see each other again and catch up. Whatever your reason for attending CRS, we hope you had a remarkable time – because we know we did.

Happy 50th Anniversary CRS!

In lining up interviews with publicists – it’s always a challenge to fit everyone into the schedule that we’d like to fit – but somehow it all shakes out.

Our list of artists this year included both newcomers and veteran recording artists. From new Bostonian Ben Cesare – to a 15-year old singing sensation named Queeva and the ever popular Kaylee Rutland who was voted one of Billboard’s “10 Artists to Watch” -to Glen Templeton, Hannah Anders  – all the way to the gorgeous Irlene Mandrell, the remarkable TG Sheppard and many, many others. (Told ya you should’ve been there!)

If you were there – you saw what a tremendous job the Omni did in caring for everything – you witnessed the Bongo Java staff offering incredible service (I know, I was there every day, multiple times) – and you saw first hand the camaraderie among the attendees. Further, you likely took in events that were informative and entertaining, many of which offered just the right nugget of information at the right time. If you did NOT get to attend CRS this year, continue reading on our site to see what you missed!

You’ll not only read and discover new information on your favorite artists (or your soon-to-be favorites), you’ll also read about Warner Music’s lunch show and the company’s biggest hit-makers. You’ll read about hit songwriter Lori McKenna (Humble and Kind) and Rob Simbeck’s (writer/editor) best advice as it relates to songwriting. You’ll hear about Jason Aldean’s expressions regarding the shooting, find out the surprise of the New Faces Show (in case you’ve not heard by now, think Tim McGraw)  and you’ll even read up on how a good-ole-Duke boy found renewed success in his new music project.

So join us and check out the stories on our site that journey through CRS 2019! You’ll be glad you did!

Irlene Mandrell – Courtesy Irlene Mandrell

Kaylee Rutland (Courtesy Kaylee’s Instagram)

Glen Templeton – Photo by Sara Kauss Photography