Tuesday, August 16, 2011

CRB, Inc. Announces Nominees and Expands Voting Process for CRS 2011 New Faces of Country Music Show

CRB, Inc. Announces Nominees and Expands Voting Process for CRS 2011 New Faces of Country Music Show

CRB, Inc. Announces Nominees and Expands Voting Process for CRS 2011 New Faces of Country Music Show

Voting now open to all Country radio employees through Nov. 19

(Nashville, TN – Nov. 12, 2010) Effective immediately, Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® is opening and expanding its New Faces of Country Music Show® voting process to all Country radio station employees.

This year’s nominees are: The Band Perry, Lee Brice, Easton Corbin, Danny Gokey, Jaron and The Long Road To Love, David Nail, Jerrod Niemann, Steel Magnolia and Josh Thompson.  The newly revised voting guidelines now permit any employee of a commercial, full-time Country formatted radio station to vote for the New Faces of Country Music Show performers.  Vote for this year’s nominees here. 

Previously, only Country Radio Seminar registrants from the preceding year were allowed to vote for the New Faces performers.  The CRS New Faces committee approved the measure earlier this month.

“We opened up the New Faces voting process because we felt it was in Country Radio Seminar’s best interest to solicit input from as many people in our industry as possible,” says CRS New Faces Committee Chair, John Crenshaw.  “We think this provides a much broader view of which artists Country radio is really excited about, and it also makes a greater effort to involve all those people that work so hard behind the scenes but aren’t always able to attend CRS.”

Voting remains open through Friday, Nov. 19.  The 2011 New Faces show is held Friday, March 4, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at the Nashville Convention Center.

The New Faces of Country Music Show (co-sponsored by the Country Music Association) is one of the most anticipated events at Country Radio Seminar, held March 2-4, 2011, in downtown Nashville.  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 Show qualification criteria from CRB.org are 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.

For more information about Country Radio Seminar, visit 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.

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