Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Blake Shelton To Headline CRS 2011 Music City Jam™

Blake Shelton To Headline CRS 2011 Music City Jam™

Blake Shelton To Headline CRS 2011 Music City Jam™

Opening night event at Country Radio Seminar sponsored by Academy of Country Music

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® and the Academy of Country Music® have announced Reprise Recording artist Blake Shelton as headliner of the 2011 CRS Music City Jam, to be held Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

The annual Music City Jam is one of Country Radio Seminar’s premier events and has showcased some of the biggest stars in Country music, including performances by Taylor Swift at CRS 2010, Tim McGraw (2009), Brad Paisley (2008), Toby Keith (2007) and Keith Urban (2006). 

“Blake Shelton is unquestionably one of the hottest artists in Country music today,” says CRB President Mike Culotta.  “His trademark sense of humor and string of No. 1 hits have endeared him not only to his fans, but Country radio as well.  I can’t think of a better fit for this year’s Jam, and I know he will put on a memorable performance for those attending one of Country Radio Seminar’s most anticipated events.”

The Academy of Country Music will once again sponsor the Music City Jam, now in its sixth year at CRS.

“The Academy is thrilled to continue our long-standing partnership with CRB, to host the Jam and bring talented artists directly to country radio,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “With Blake there is never a dull moment, and I can’t wait to see him entertain the crowd.”

Shelton is having one of the best years of his career in 2010, releasing two SIX PAK albums, Hillbilly Bone and All About Tonight, as well as receiving a flood of honors and awards.  Both SIX PAK title-track singles, “Hillbilly Bone” (recorded with good friend Trace Adkins) and “All About Tonight,” went to No. 1.  All About Tonight debuted at No. 1 on the SoundScan Top Country Albums chart and No. 6 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, making it his highest charting record to date.  Shelton is the only solo male Country artist to earn more than one chart-topper so far this year on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.

Shelton’s career thus far has seen him hit No. 1 seven times, including “All About Tonight,” “Hillbilly Bone,” his back-to-back multi-week No. 1 singles “She Wouldn’t Be Gone” and “Home,” his five-week No. 1 debut single, “Austin” and two additional multi-week No. 1 singles with “The Baby” and “Some Beach.”

So far in 2010, Shelton has won both an ACM and CMT Award and earned four CMA Award nominations, including one for Male Vocalist of the Year.

Country Radio Seminar 2011 is held March 2 – 4, 2011, at the Nashville Convention Center in downtown Nashville, Tenn. For more information about Country Radio Broadcasters or Country Radio Seminar 2011, visit the official CRB website at www.CRB.org.

About CRB:
The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. ® is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1969 to bring radio broadcasters from around the world together with the Country Music Industry to ensure vitality and promote growth in the Country Radio format.  More information may be obtained at: www.CRB.org or at the CRB office at (615) 327-4487.

About CRS:
The Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas in the Country music industry.  Country Radio Seminar is a registered trademark of Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.  CRS 2011 will be held March 2-4, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn.  Limited time, $399 registration is currently available online at www.CRB.org or by contacting the Country Radio Broadcasters at (615) 327-4487.

About the Academy of Country Music
Founded in 1964, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC is an artist and industry-driven organization, providing the financial resources to ensure the on-going philanthropic work of ACM LIFTING LIVES, the charitable arm of the Academy which works to improve lives through music. The Academy is comprised of more than 3,800 professional members and is headquartered in Encino, Calif. For more information, log onto www.acmcountry.com or www.acmliftinglives.org.

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