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Spotlight On the Country Radio Seminar 2013 in Nashville, TN
Photos by Vince Gutierrez

The Country Radio Seminar 2013 was held Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2013 in Nashville, Tenn. at the Nashville Convention Center.

This year's event included more than 20 panels, exhibits and educational presentations, as well as featured speakers and panelists from all areas of the radio and records industry.
Known as the biggest Country radio event in the world, the seminar continued to grow with a cutting edge agenda, with a number of networking opportunities and performances from some of the biggest stars in the format.

New Faces Of Country Music Show Closes Out Country Radio Seminar 2013 With Performances and Surprise Guest.

Country Radio Seminar's annual New Faces of Country Music Show closed out CRS 2013 on Friday, Mar. 1 at the Nashville Convention Center. The show was co-sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and featured performances by Easton Corbin, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer and Kip Moore.

In addition, the evening featured a surprise appearance by Taylor Swift, who took the stage to lend her support to Florida Georgia Line, who will open select dates on her RED Tour, which kicks off March 13th.

Pictured below L to R:
CRS President Mike Culotta, Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, Easton Corbin, Jana Kramer,
Brantley Gilbert, Kip Moore, and CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne.
Photo courtesy of Country Radio Seminar

Pictured below L to R:
Big Machine Executive Vice President Jimmy Harnen, Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, Taylor Swift,
Big Machine President and CEO Scott Borchetta, CRS President Mike Culotta, and CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne.
Photo courtesy of Country Radio Seminar

About Country Radio Seminar:

Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. Visit for more information.

Country Radio Seminar Increases Attendance For Fifth Straight Year
 This year's Country Radio Seminar experienced a 3 percent increase in attendance, compared to CRS 2012. This is the fifth consecutive year the event experienced a growth in attendee numbers.

A total of 2,995 registrants attended this year's event, which was held February 27th March 1st at the Nashville Convention Center. The figure comprises of 2,276 full registrants (attendees, exhibitors, panelists and sponsors), and 719 participant registrants. Participant registrants are defined as attendees that register for individual CRS events or purchase single day passes only.

Bill Mayne, CRS Executive Director stated, "The industry has been very positive about this year's Country Radio Seminar. With the introduction of new and additional special events this year, there was a new enthusiasm surrounding the event. We have already put on our thinking caps for CRS 2014."

CRS President Mike Culotta added, "We felt that there was a new vitality to the event with the addition of the Grand Ole Opry at CRS and The Cleveland Clinic Heart Labs Inflammation Testing. In addition, this year's agenda offered so much for so many to enjoy."

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