Taylor Swift Named Host of CRS-41 Music City JamTM
Mar 6, 2009 Taylor Swift Named Host of CRS-41 Music City JamTM
Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. and the Academy of Country Music have announced Taylor Swift as the host and headliner of next year's CRS-41 Music City JamTM at the Nashville Convention Center. "I can't think of a bigger star to host the Music City Jam at CRS-41 than Taylor Swift," said CRB Executive Director Ed Salamon. "We're thrilled to have her headline next year's event and continue the tradition of superstar talent that has performed in years past." Each year, Country Radio Seminar's Music City Jam has showcased some of the biggest stars in country music, including performances by Brad Paisley at CRS-39 in 2008, Toby Keith in 2007 and Keith Urban in 2006. Tim McGraw hosted this year's show at CRS-40. "Taylor is an amazing talent, and we are thrilled to have her at the Music City Jam in 2010," said Bob Romeo, Executive Director of the Academy of Country Music. "I can't wait to see what she surprises everyone with. She always has a trick up her performance sleeve." The Academy of Country Music will once again sponsor the Music City Jam next year. The show is preparing to enter its sixth year in 2010. About Taylor Swift: Big Machine recording artist Taylor Swift sold more albums in 2008 than any other artist, in any genre of music, and has had singles top both the country and pop radio charts. Her debut album, released in 2006, has been certified three times platinum, as has her sophomore release, Fearless. She currently holds the Billboard all-genre record for most Top 20 debuts in a calendar year. Taylor won the 2007 ACM Top New Female Vocalist Award and is nominated for Top Female Vocalist and Video of the Year at this year's ACM Awards. She launches her first-ever headlining tour this spring, the TAYLOR SWIFT FEARLESS 2009 TOUR. All shows that have been put on sale have sold out in record time, including one at Los Angeles' STAPLES center, which sold out in just two minutes. 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. For more information about this year's CRS-40, visit the Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. website at www.crb.org or call 615-327-4487. 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. About the Academy of Country Music: Founded in 1964, the Academy of Country Music is an artist and industry-driven organization that provides the financial resources to ensure the on-going philanthropic work of its Charitable Fund. The Academy of Country Music Charitable Fund promotes and supports music education and humanitarian programs that transform the human spirit. Through its charitable donations, the ACMCF works towards promoting Learning Through Music and Healing Through Music. The Academy is comprised of more than 4,500 professional members and more than 40,000 associate members and is headquartered in Encino, Calif.