2012 New Faces nominees are Craig Campbell, Edens Edge, Hunter Hayes, David Nail, Sunny Sweeney, Thompson Square, James Wesley and Eli Young Band
(Nashville, Tenn. – Nov. 16, 2011) Voting is now open to all Country radio station employees for the CRS 2012 New Faces of Country Music Show®, to be held Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at the Nashville Convention Center.
This year’s nominees are: Craig Campbell, Edens Edge, Hunter Hayes, David Nail, Sunny Sweeney, Thompson Square, James Wesley and Eli Young Band. Any employee of a commercial, full-time Country formatted radio station is allowed to vote for the 2012 New Faces of Country Music Show performers. Voting for the five finalists will remain open at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com (direct link here) through Wednesday, Nov. 23.
“The New Faces show at Country Radio Seminar has always been about giving new artists the opportunity to show us who they are and giving programmers a sense of what the future holds,” says New Faces Committee Chair John Crenshaw. “We at CRS believe in involving all of radio in deciding in who should have this opportunity. This is where stars can emerge in a matter of 20 minutes, in large part because of the participation of Country radio.”
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. 22-24, 2012. Five emerging artists that have achieved significant success at Country radio during the qualification period are selected to perform at the showcase event.
The official New Faces of Country Music qualification criteria appear on www.CountryRadioSeminar.com as follows:
1. The qualification period is November 1 – October 31, preceding the New Faces Show.
2. The artist(s) selected must have NEVER appeared on the New Faces Show. Solo performers that become a member of a group or duo, or a group or duo member that becomes a solo artist will be considered as an individual and separate artist, and is therefore eligible.
3. Acts must have had 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. Acts 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 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.