|Dec 5, 2006 |
CRB, Inc. Announces Performers for CRS 38 New Faces of Country Music Show
Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. is pleased to announce the artists confirmed to perform at the 2007 Country Radio Seminar (CRS-38) New Faces of Country Music Show to be held on March 2nd, 2007. The participating artists are Rodney Atkins, Eric Church, Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift. The event will also feature Kix Brooks as this year’s host.
The New Faces of Country Music Show (sponsored by Radio and Records, ABC Radio Networks and The Country Music Association) is one of the major highlights of the seminar each year. It will include 20-minute performances by the five chosen artists. All artists selected for CRS-38's New Faces of Country Music Show, have achieved significant success at Country radio during the qualification period. In early November, previous CRS registrants selected and voted for artists to participate in this year’s New Faces Show.
With the July 2006 release of Curb recording artist Rodney Atkins' CD, "If Your Going Through Hell", Atkins reached No. 1 on the Billboard country albums chart and proved to be one of the musical highlights of 2006. Atkins’#1 hit single, “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before The Devil Even Knows),” qualified him for this year’s New Faces Show.
Capitol Records artist Eric Church grew up in Granite Falls, North Carolina. He formed his first band while attending Appalachian State University. After earning his degree, he moved to Nashville to pursue his musical career. A year later, he was signed to a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Tree Music. Church debuted at the Friday luncheon of CRS 2006 and recently has been opening shows for Bob Seger. His single “How ‘Bout You” qualified him for the New Faces of Country Music Show ballot.
Born in Houston, TX, Jack Ingram (Big Machine) began writing and performing his music while studying psychology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He has established himself a major following in the Texas music scene. Ingram’s first nationally charted #1 single, "Wherever You Are," qualified him to be on the ballot for this year’s show.
Miranda Lambert (Epic) moved to Nashville in 2003 to participate in Nashville Star, having already built a substantial fan base throughout Texas. She cites fellow New Face Jack Ingram as a major influence. Lambert performed at last year’s Thursday luncheon at CRS, where she debuted the memorable video for "Kerosene," the song that eventually qualified her for consideration for New Faces Class of 2007.
At age 12, Taylor Swift picked up a guitar and was immediately inspired to write songs. Growing up on a farm in Wyomissing, PA, her family moved to Hendersonville so that she could pursue her dream of being a Country artist. The move paid off when she was signed to Big Machine Records, after a showcase at the famous Bluebird Café. She qualified for New Faces based on the success of her debut single, "Tim McGraw."
American Country Countdown's Kix Brooks, host of the CRS 38 New Faces of Country Music Show, moved to Nashville in the early '80s and enjoyed a successful career as a staff songwriter with Tree Publishing. He is now a part of the most successful duo in country music history, Brooks & Dunn. He and partner, Ronnie Dunn, have sold over 28 million albums and had 18 #1 singles. They are 4 time Entertainers of the year, and are the most awarded duo in the history of country music.
The five selected artists will perform at the annual Country Radio Seminar New Faces of Country Music Show, sponsored by Radio and Records, ABC Radio Networks, and The Country Music Association on March 2nd, 2007. Attendance at the CRS New Faces Show is limited to CRS-38 registrants and guests.
CRS-38 will be held February 28 through March 2, 2007 at the Nashville Convention Center. Complete seminar information may be obtained by contacting CRB, Inc. at 615.327.4487 or by visiting www.crb.org. Country Radio Seminar is a registered trademark of Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.