(Nashville, Tenn. – Nov. 12, 2012) Voting is now open to all Country radio station employees for the CRS 2013 New Faces of Country Music Show®, to be held Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Nashville Convention Center.
This year’s nominees are (in alphabetical order): Greg Bates, Easton Corbin, Edens Edge, The Farm, Florida Georgia Line, Andy Gibson, Brantley Gilbert, Casey James, Jana Kramer, Dustin Lynch, Scotty McCreery, Kip Moore, Jon Pardi and James Wesley.
Any employee of a commercial, full-time Country formatted radio station may vote for the 2013 New Faces of Country Music Show performers. Voting determines the five finalists and remains open through Monday, Nov. 19, at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com.
“The New Faces show has always been a great barometer of talent in our format,” says New Faces Committee Chair John Crenshaw. “Some of the biggest superstars in Country music played this show at CRS early on in their careers, and it’s always exciting to see that kind of talent on display in such an intimate setting.”
The New Faces of Country Music Show, co-sponsored by the Academy of Country Music and Muscular Dystrophy Association, is one of the most anticipated events at Country Radio Seminar, held Feb. 27 – March 1, 2013. Five emerging artists who have achieved significant success at Country radio during the qualification period are selected each year to perform at the showcase event. Below are the New Faces of Country Music qualification criteria:
1. The qualification period is Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 during the year immediately preceding the New Faces of Country Music Show.
2. Nominees may not have appeared on a previous New Faces of Country Music Show. Solo performers that become a member of a group or duo, or a group or duo member that becomes a solo artist are considered eligible.
3. Nominees must have charted at least one Top 25 single on the the Mediabase Country Chart as published in Country Aircheck or at least one Top 25 single on the Billboard Country Chart during the qualification period.
4. Nominees may not have more than two albums on the Billboard Country Top 50 Country Album chart, nor more than two albums that peaked above No. 50 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart (or corresponding Nielsen Soundscan-based chart) by the end of the qualification period.
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. CRS 2013 will be held Feb. 27 – March 1, 2013, in downtown Nashville, Tenn., at the Nashville Convention Center. $499 Regular rate registration is now available. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information.