February 22-24, 2017

E.g., 2017-10-18
Omni, Level 2, Legends Ballroom, D-G

Sponsored by Nielsen Music

The purpose of this panel is to show the importance of real airplay early in the life of a record and the impact that has. With the most recent "research" study that shows that the country audience just starts liking a song at 28 weeks when the pop audience is getting sick of it by that point, perfectly illustrates that point. The author of that study just didn't take into consideration the amount of overnight play the songs get for the first 25 weeks of a record.



Torie Nugent - WMN

Mike Moore - PD - Entercom

Tom Lord - Red Light Management

Matt Bailey - Integr8 Research



RJ Curtis - All Access

Omni, Level 3, Cumberland Rooms 1-2

Examine strategies to develop enterprise to increase your direct revenue sales, learn about prep work prior to presenting and create valid business reasons to approach a prospect.



Paul Weyland - Paul Weyland Communication Strategies

John Henley - The Center for Sales Strategy

Moderator: Gregg Lindahl

UMG Library Lounge

Once again, Eric Church is delivering a first for his fans! Eric breaks ground as the very first artist in any genre to deliver a ticketed immersive VR experience using 8 camera angles and 360 degree audio from DTS, which uses head tracking technology, allowing fans to feel as though they’re rocking with The Chief.
Come experience it first-hand using a Samsung Gear VR headset.

Westwood One Lounge, Legends Terrace

Further your growth in the industry with advice from radio's top air talent in a variety of formats. In 5-7 minute increments you'll have the opportunity to interact with as many mentors as you'd like. In addition to air talent, this session is perfect for managers and programmers to ask questions regarding successful promotions, where to get talent from and digital tips.



Lon Helton - Country Countdown USA

Kelly Ford - NASH FM

Danny Dwyer - The Bull/Portland

Skip Mahaffey - KPLX/Dallas

Big Sue - k97/Memphis

Kim Leslie - WJXA/Nashville

Omni, Level 1, Kitchen Notes

Enjoy hot biscuits and cold beverages with Cold River Records! Event hosted by Brian Kilmeade of FOX and Friends, and featuring a special performance by CRR artist Drew Baldridge.

Omni, Level 2, Music Row 1
We invite you to join Alexandra Demetree for a Post Panel “She Still Thinks You’re Beautiful” Cocktail Hour with open bar!
Tin Roof Broadway
Ashlevans Ent. presents Spotlight615: The ONLY All-Original Music Show on Broadway. 2 Stages, 4 hours, 6 acts playing ALL original music for St. Jude.
Event Invite: here
Hall of Fame Rotunda

Performance by Songwriters Kent Blazy and Tony Arata honoring Country Music Hall of Fame member Garth Brooks with the hits they wrote for him including "The Dance" and "If Tomorrow Never Comes"

Omni, Level 2, Top of Escalators

Join Rebel Engine artists Lucas Hoge and Stephanie Quayle for free drinks and face off with them in contest giveaways! 
Omni, Level 2, Legends Ballroom, A-C
Sponsored by Bob Kingsley Country Top 40 and First Tennessee Bank
First drink sponsored by ASCAP.