Agenda

February 25-27, 2015

E.g., 2015-06-27
NCC, Level 3, Lobby

Beat the rush and take advantage of our early hours to pick up your registration!

RATES:
- On-site Registration Rate = $599
- Unemployed Rate = $99
- Day Pass = $200
- Panel Pass Rate = $40
- Wednesday Night Grand Ole Opry = $110
- UMG Lunch Ticket = $75
- Black River Lunch Ticket = $75
- Badge Replacement Fee = $170
- Badge Change Fee = $40

 
 
NCC, Level 1, Rooms 103-104

The Media Center is made available to approved media and publicists whom are conducting interviews with their artists during the seminar.  The space is equipped with interview booths and availability is on a first come, first serve basis. Interviews are scheduled in advance of the seminar. 

NCC, Level 3, Lobby

Don’t miss the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Coffee Cart near registration serving gourmet lattes, Italian sodas, hot cocoa and other delicious specialty drinks!

Renaissance Hotel, East Ballroom

Stop by the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's Internet Cafe for delicious pastries, specialty coffees and more! Laptops and cell phone charging stations will also be available, so be sure to come by power-up your phone, catch-up on emails and wake-up with a coffee!

NCC, Level 3, Lobby
Media and publicists whom are approved for CRS can pick up their credentials at the media registration booth.   Media and artist reps that have any questions surrounding the event, are welcome to visit the media registration booth for more information.
 
NCC, Level 3, Near Registration

Don’t miss your chance to win a Regions Green Cruiser Bike! Stop by our table on Wednesday, and register to win!  

 
NCC, Level 2, Overlook Nook

Stop by for refreshments and hang time at the SESAC / CRS Networking Lounge!  SESAC is the world’s most progressive performing rights organization representing the biggest names in music including Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Lady Antebellum, The Avett Brothers, Thompson Square and many more. The Networking Lounge kicks Feb. 25 from 3:00 pm  – 6:00 pm.  We’re located at NCC, Level 2, Overlook Nook.  See you there!

NCC, Level 2

Visit each exhibit booth in the Exhibit Area. It's a great way to update yourself on the most current products and services available to the country radio industry.

NCC, Level 2, Rooms 204-205

Country Radio Broadcasters’ President Charlie Morgan will gavel the seminar to its opening session. Flag Color Guard presented by the USMC. The anthem will be sung by UMG’s Mickey Guton, The Mayor and Karl Dean of Nashville will welcome CRS attendees to Music City. 

MAYOR
Karl Dean

NATIONAL ANTHEM ARTIST
Mickey Guyton

 
NCC, Level 2, Rooms 204-205
Tom Rivers Award

The Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award is given at the discretion of the Country Radio Broadcasters Board of Directors to recognize an individual in the Country Radio industry who has displayed a magnanimous spirit of caring and generosity in service to their community.  This award is named in honor of CRB Board member Tom Rivers, who died in 2004 at age 38 of bronchial asthma.  Rivers, known for his work at WQYK, Tampa/St. Petersburg and WUSN, Chicago, was highly regarded for his public service.

Jeff Smulyan is Founder and Chairman of the Board of Emmis Communications Corporation, which owns country powerhouses WLHK Hank FM in Indianapolis, and WTHI The River in Terre Haute, which was the highest rated radio station in the country in 2011.

Widely recognized as one of the most visionary leaders in the radio industry, Smulyan is a former director of the National Association of Broadcasters and former Chairman of the Radio Advertising Bureau. He served as past chair of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, a consortium of CEOs from central Indiana’s largest corporations, and sits on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, the University of Southern California. In 1994, Smulyan was named by The White House to head the U.S. Delegation to the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunications Union. He has been inducted in the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and the Indiana Business Hall of Fame. Smulyan’s leadership recognition has earned him several awards.  Most recently, we was named a “Giant of Broadcasting” by the Library of American Broadcasting.


CRB Artist Humanitarian Award

The CRB Artist Humanitarian Award was created in 1990 by the organization’s board to honor those Country music artists who have exhibited exceptional humanitarian efforts during their career.  Past recipients of the annual award have included Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Trace Adkins, Randy Owen, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Reba, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks and Charlie Daniels, among others. 
 
CRS President Charlie Morgan stated, "It is always humbling and inspiring to learn of the great work that Country Artists do behind the scenes to share the many blessings and gifts that come with fame and stardom.  I would argue no format has a more generous group of artists than we do and at CRS 2015 we will pay special tribute to one of the best, Lady Antebellum with our Artist Humanitarian Award." 
 
Since the beginning of their career, Charles, Dave and Hillary of Lady Antebellum have used their music and their likeness to make a difference in people’s lives. Whether it was their most recent week-long 7FOR7 campaign where they traveled across the country to surprise and fulfill seven wishes for seven fans in seven days; to taking on rebuilding a flood damaged elementary school in Kingston Springs or lifting the spirits of the community of Henryville, IN by performing at their high school after tornadoes ravaged the town, raising more than $240,000 for them; to raising money for at-risk youth, Lady Antebellum has been there to lend not only their voices and time, but also their hearts and money to make a difference. 
 
In December of 2012, Lady Antebellum established LadyAID, through which they continue to raise money and support kids in need on a local, national and global level through Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network, and myLIFEspeaks. Armed with this overwhelming passion to help kids everywhere, Hillary Scott has spent time in Haitian orphanages helping to rebuild and serve the children. Charles Kelley has hosted his own golf tournament to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and his father’s John W Kelley MD Cardiovascular Endowment at University Health Care Foundation.  And Dave, along with Charles and Hillary, established a ping-pong challenge called Ping Pong & Songs during CMA Music Fest to benefit the children supported through LadyAID (a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee). 

TOM RIVERS AWARD RECIPIENT:
Jeff Smulyan

ARTIST HUMANITARIAN AWARD RECIPIENT:
Lady Antebellum

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