Lauren Alaina, Ashley Monroe also confirmed to perform at CRS on-site events
The first round of announced UMG luncheon artists are: Lauren Alaina, Laura Bell Bundy, Easton Corbin, Mallary Hope, Josh Kelley, Scotty McCreery, Randy Montana, Kip Moore, Kasey Musgraves, David Nail, Randy Rogers Band, Canaan Smith, Chris Stapleton, Josh Turner, Drake White and Lee Ann Womack. The UMG luncheon is held at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 22, inside the Ryman Auditorium. A to-go lunch will be provided in the Convention Center immediately prior to the event. More UMG luncheon artists will be announced soon.
Former American Idol contestant Lauren Alaina will officially kick off CRS 2012 with a performance of the national anthem at the seminar’s opening ceremonies on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 9 a.m. She will be accompanied by the U.S. Marine color guard for the flag presentation.
Singer-songwriter and Pistol Annies member Ashley Monroe has been added to the WCRS Live! showcase lineup. Monroe joins previously announced performers Matraca Berg, Natalie Hemby and Lori McKenna at the BMI and Country Aircheck-sponsored event on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 3:30 p.m.
CRSnet is a new, on-site intranet service debuting at CRS 2012. Powered by Pro X Media, the service is free and available to anyone inside the Convention Center with a WiFi-enabled device (smartphone, laptop, Tablet, iPad, etc). With one click, attendees may use CRSnet to directly download and stream a variety of materials from CRS sponsors and panelists at any time during the three-day seminar.
The on-site Badge Bar (formerly Connections Bar) has expanded inside the Renaissance Ballroom for CRS 2012. Sponsored by Cumulus Media Networks, City National Bank and GAC, the Badge Bar offers attendees a relaxing atmosphere and the lowest drink prices available on-site at CRS 2012.
CRS 2012 is held Feb. 22-24, 2012, at the Nashville Convention Center. $499 Regular rate registration (admission to New Faces show excluded) remains available at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com.
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 2012 will be held Feb. 22-24, 2012, in downtown Nashville, Tenn., at the Nashville Convention Center. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information. Country Radio Seminar is a property of Country Radio Broadcasters.