Mar 06 2017
CRS 2017 - That’s All, Folks!
Country Radio Seminar 2017 came to a close Friday night, Feb. 24, 2017. The three-day seminar, held exclusively for the country radio industry, took place Wednesday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. The agenda was filled with all-star lineups of entertainment performances from up-and-comers to the Country giant powerhouses of today as well as intriguing and informative discussions, panels, and mentoring breakfasts. This year’s event was even better than the last, hosting prominent and inspiring featured speakers and talented mentors and discussion leaders.
CRS Executive Director, Bill Mayne, commented, “This year’s seminar went beyond expectations. We have heard nothing but positive feedback from attendees and look forward to throwing an even better, more evolved and fantastic seminar next year.”
Some of the seminar’s most anticipated events were back again, and included Grand Ole Opry at CRS, Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley, Team UMG at The Ryman, Big Machine Label Group’s luncheon show, and the New Faces of Country Music Show and Dinner. Stretching the scope of all parts of the industry, this year’s panels included Objects are Larger Than They Appear: Small Markets that do BIG Things, Speeding Towards Tomorrow: Radio in a Driverless World, CMA Breakout Session #1: The Power of the Country Music Radio Consumer, Women Empowering Women, Victory in the Hallways: Creating a Positive Work Culture, More Than Words: Presenting Ideas That Inspire Bold Action, You Are More Valuable Than You Think: Finding your Full Potential, Capturing the Millennial Ear: Rethinking our Traditional Medium for the Next Generation, Moving the Listeners and the Numbers That Count (sponsored by Nielsen Music), and How are you Protecting your Core Revenues?: Local and National Spot Revenues.
As part of its tradition of taking care of the individuals who make up the music industry family, Country Radio Seminar again partnered with Starkey Hearing Technologies and offered free hearing tests to seminar attendees. Nashville ENT Audiology at ST Thomas West served as the local partner.
CRS 2018 has already been set, returning to the Omni Nashville Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 5-7, 2018.