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Steel Magnolia added to CRS New Face show

Friday, January 7, 2011 – Steel Magnolia was added to the CRS 2011 New Faces of Country Music Show, Country Radio Broadcasters announced today. The duo joins previously announced performers The Band Perry (Republic Nashville), Lee Brice (Curb Records), Jerrod Niemann (Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville) and Josh Thompson (Columbia Nashville).

The addition was made to accommodate Easton Corbin's move to a performance slot at Country Radio Seminar's UMG luncheon, to be held Wednesday, March 2. Additional UMG luncheon performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

"We are thrilled to welcome Steel Magnolia to our New Faces lineup this year," said CRB Executive Director Bill Mayne. "With the successes of Keep on Lovin' You and Just By Being You, they are certainly deserving of a spot on the New Faces of Country Music Show, and we're excited to have them."

The New Faces of Country Music Show takes place Friday, March 4, at 6 p.m. CST. CRS 2011 is held March 2-4 at the Nashville Convention Center.

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