| Nov 15, 2006 |
Jon Bon Jovi Announced as Keynote Speaker at CRS 38
Ed Salamon, Executive Director of CRB said, "Jon Bon Jovi is making a significant commitment to the Country Radio format by writing and recording Country music in Nashville. In addition to his music achievements, he's also a successful businessman as co-owner of the Arena Football League's Philadelphia Soul. We welcome him to the Country Community think there's a lot that we can learn from him."
WSIX-FM Morning Show Host Gerry House, will conduct the interview. House is among the most awarded air personalities in the history of radio. He holds the record for the most Air Personality of the Year wins with the Academy of Country Music, and has won the Marconi Award for Air Personality of the Year across all formats at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in New Orleans. His immensely popular morning show, "The House Foundation," has held the number one position in Nashville for the past 12 years.
Said House, "This will be fun. However, if there is ever a time you wanna be invisible on stage, always do it beside Jon Bon Jovi. I could be naked and no one will notice."
Since their explosion onto the rock scene in 1983, Bon Jovi has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide. Their third studio album, Slippery When Wet propelled the band to superstardom around the world with such hits as "You Give Love a Bad Name, "Livin' On A Prayer" and "Wanted Dead or Alive." Their next album New Jersey celebrated further commercial success and became the first rock album to garner five Top Ten singles. The band has released a total of 13 albums and compilations, and today continues to produce hits and sell out arenas worldwide.
In September 2005, Bon Jovi released their album Have a Nice Day, which included a collaboration with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles on the single "Who Says You Can't Go Home." The band made history yet again in May 2006 when they became the first Rock & Roll Band to have a #1 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Chart. The duet was also nominated for a CMA award for "Musical Event of the Year" at the 2006 CMA Awards. Jon had previously recorded the single "Bang a Drum" with country legend Chris LeDoux for his 1998 CD One Road Man. In September 2006, the band announced they would work with Nashville songwriters on their next studio project.
Also well known for their humanitarian work, Bon Jovi has performed concerts to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Hurricane Katrina victims. Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora also made a surprise guest appearance at Craig Wiseman's "Stars For Second Harvest" benefit at the Ryman Auditorium this summer.
For more information on Jon Bon Jovi, please visit www.bonjovi.com.
CRS-38 – February 28-March 2 2007
Nashville Convention Center
601 Commerce St.
Complete seminar information may be obtained by contacting CRB, Inc. at 615.327.4487 or by visiting www.crb.org.
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