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Nashville is buzzing with Country Radio Seminar & Country Stars

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Nashville is buzzing with the annual  Country Radio Seminar, (CRS for short)  where the radio industry, the artists, the performers, the labels, the managers, the publicists and the media come together to see, learn, experience exchange ideas and perhaps most of all,  get introduced to newest talent . CRS 2012 is held Feb. 22-24, 2012, at the Nashville Convention Centre, downtown Nashville. During the 4-day Country mayhem Nashville will include many leading artists and special concert extravaganza….and Nashville Music Minute is right there, meeting with new & current artists and bringing the latest buzz from the Music City!

Photo courtesy of BIG MACHINE RECORDS

Big Machine Records’ Rascal Flatts received the CRS 2012 Artist Humanitarian Award in the Nashville Convention Center . Gary LeVoxJay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney received this honor based on their charitable contributions and humanitarian endeavors throughout the  multi-platinum selling trio’s career.   In 2010, the group donated $3 million to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s Pediatric Surgery Center. They currently serve as celebrity spokespersons for the national suicide prevention organization, The Jason Foundation, and have been members of the American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet for the past seven years. Congrats goes to Rascal Flatts and Big Machine !
In other notable events so far included The Ryman Auditorium which filled up for Wednesday’s Lunch & concert by UMG Nashville and featuring line-up of their artists including Laura Bell BundyEaston CorbinScotty McCreeryDavid NailJosh Turner and LeeAnn Womack.
Yesterday, Lunch was on Capitol and featured  Alan Jackson and today’s Warner Music Luncheon was headlined by Faith Hill.
The Country Radio Seminar comes to an end tonight and the highlight show “New Faces Of Country Music” will take place at the Nashville Convention Centre. The show will be a showcase and introduction to the brightest new artists in Country Music. THus, tonight the stage is owned by Eli Young Band, Hunter Hayes, David Nail and Sunny Sweeney.
Thompson Square will not be performing tonight due to unfortunate news on Shawna Thompson’s father passing due to illness yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with Shawna, Keifer and their family during this difficult time.

NMM team also extends congratulations to the CRS 2012 radio humanitarian winners:KMOK/Lewiston Idaho ( small market ) :WIVK/Knoxville, Tenn. (medium market); and WLHK ( Hank FM) Indianapolis ( large market). The CRB presents the honor to these stations for “notable public service initiatives that improve the quality of life  for the communities they serve.”


Nashville’s throwing a Party…for Country Radio!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

We here at Nashville Music Minute wanted to give you, our listeners the “inside scoop” on CRS. Most of you are saying, “what isCRS”? Well, it stands for Country Radio Seminar. It also happens to be the BIGGEST party in Nashville, but shhhhh, it’s kind of a secret…and it’s all about Country Radio and Country Artists!

Every year in March, country radio stations, radio staff, DJ’s and popular radio personalities come to Nashville for the CRS. This is the event where artists showcase their new songs for radio. It’s also a place where Program Directors, Music Directors and other radio personnel can go to daily seminars and learn about what’s new in radio – and especially in Country Radio. The fun part of the week is seeing all the stars perform and new stars emerge.

This year Blake Shelton will hosts the Music City Jam and he expects to have a few friends show up to play along with him “When I play I normally invite a bunch of friends to play with me, because usually half way thru I’ve had too much too drink to be performing”, here his personal invitation video:

Some of the featured performers will include: The Band Perry, Steel Magnolia, Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann along with Luke Bryan, Vince Gill, David Nail, Jamey Johnson, Sugarland, Josh Turner, Easton Corbin, Billy Currington, Clay Walker, Bo Bice, Ronnie Dunn and many many more!  Look for exclusive interviews, photos and some great behind the scenes later from this star studded three-day event…both here on the blog pages and on our Facebook page!

So, just stay tuned for interviews, and performances from Nashville and CRS 2011!


Spontaneous Dancers and Spontaneous Free Music

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

As mentioned on this week’s NMM Radio Episode featuring Josh Turner (…and just in case you missed it  before) here’s the online video of the spontaneous dancers at Opry Mills Mall (before the floods) dancing his toe tapping hit “Why Don’t We Just Dance“. Unfortunately these extra dancers will not be joining on the stage when he comes to your town due to tightened budget – but Josh’s  show will be spectacular anyway!

Check out how these guys make a dancing scene at the Opry Mills Mall!

Yes, there is such a thing as free music…well, you just have to know where!

This week’s free music pick comes from Lady A: Anyone who purchases  a copy of  their latest album “Need You Now“, From August 1 to August 31st, will be eligible for  bonus track “Do I” FOR FREE!

Buy directly from FYE.COM

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For more details how to obtain the free track – visit Lady Antebellum’s website

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You can also get free music by being and avid Re-Tweeter and Facebook Liker of NASHVILLE MUSIC MINUTE! Congratulations go out to Jen Holloway of South Carolina, our first  first winner of NMM WEB LISTENER giveaway and  the lucky owner of brand-new FREE! autographed CD “Party Heard Around The World” by LONESTAR. Keep checking and following us for more great artist giveaways!