Maddie & Tae, Hunt top CRS New Faces line-up
Monday, December 1, 2014
– Country Radio Seminar officials announced the CRS 2015 New Faces of Country Music Show performers: Frankie Ballard (Warner Bros./WAR), Sam Hunt (MCA),Maddie & Tae (Dot), Eric Paslay (EMI) and Cole Swindell (Warner Bros./WAR).
The New Faces show will be held Feb. 27, 2015 during Country Radio Seminar at the downtown Nashville Convention Center. Co-sponsored by the Academy of Country Music and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the annual new artist showcase event officially closes out the three-day seminar and remains one of the key performances each year at CRS.
Dinner tickets for the 2015 New Faces show are sold out. Seating only admission is still available. Registrants will receive seating only admission to the CRS New Faces of Country Music Show on a first-come, first-serve basis until the seating only area is sold-out. The $499 regular registration rate is now available. The on-site registration rate will be announced closer to CRS.
The annual convention is designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to radio.
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