February 22-24, 2017
Stop by to charge mobile devices, mingle, and relax in between panels and events! Catch Rebel Engine Entertainment artists Stephanie Quayle and Lucas Hoge throughout CRS. Prizes and giveaways available on site.
CRB President, Charlie Morgan, will gavel the seminar to its opening session. Country Music’s favorite female vocalists, Trisha Yearwood, will start CRS 2017’s Opening Ceremonies, by singing the national anthem. A Color Guard presentation from the United States Marine Corps and a welcome from Nashville Mayor, Megan Barry will follow. Dee Anna Smith, Sarah Cannon’s Chief Executive Officer, to share highlights from the 2016 national movement, Band Against Cancer.
Award presented to Peter Smyth.
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.
An active philanthropist, Smyth currently serves on the Board of Directors of New England Baptist Hospital and the One Hundred Club of Massachusetts, an organization dedicated to enhancing the welfare and safety of the families of public safety officers and firefighters. Additionally, he is an Advisory Board member of the Home Base Program of Boston, which provides clinical care, education, research and support services for military veterans and their families throughout New England.
Smyth is a past member of the Board of Trustees of Emerson College and is a member of the US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management Advisory Board.
In May of 2007, Smyth received the "Humanitarian of the Year" Award from the Hundred Club of Massachusetts. He has also been recognized by Special Olympics of Massachusetts, The USS Constitution, Rogerson Communities (which provides low income housing for the elderly) and the Salvation Army of Greater Boston.
In response to the honor, Smyth commented saying, "I am incredibly honored and humbled to receive this distinguished award. I look forward to attending CRS in 2017."