| Aug 22, 2008 |
Tim McGraw To Host CRS 40 Music City JamTM
Tim McGraw To Host CRS 40 Music City JamTM
Academy of Country Music To Sponsor Event, Held March 4, 2009
Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. and the Academy of Country Music have announced Tim McGraw as host and headliner of the CRS 40 Music City Jam TM to be held Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at the Nashville Convention Center.
The 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. McGraw's connection with CRS dates back more than 15 years.
"Just think, in 1993 we were at The Opryland Hotel for the CRS New Faces Show when a young talent named Tim McGraw left us all in awe with his amazing performance of 'Don't Take The Girl,'" says CRB President Becky Brenner. "Now this superstar will headline the Music City Jam to open CRS 40!"
Adds Executive Director of The Country Radio Broadcasters Ed Salamon, "Since Tim McGraw first debuted on the CRS 24 New Faces Show in 1993 and later at the Super Faces Show, he has been an important part of CRS and Country radio. We are pleased that he is participating in such an important way in our 40th anniversary convention."
The Academy of Country Music will once again sponsor the Music City Jam, now in its fifth year.
"Tim has always had a special relationship with the Academy and with country music radio," says Bob Romeo, Executive Director of the Academy of Country Music. "We're thrilled he'll be headlining the Jam, and we look forward to seeing what friends join him to perform - his guests are always larger than life!"
"We'd like thank the Academy for continuing to deliver country's hottest artists for this amazing night of entertainment," adds Brenner. McGraw is one of country music's most popular performers, a three-time Grammy winner and an entertainer who has expanded his artistic boundaries with his recent film appearances. His music has sold in excess of 40 million units with thirty-one #1 singles, and his numerous film roles have grossed 100 million at the box office. McGraw is a recipient of 14 ACM Awards and a 2007 ACM Career Achievement Award, presented to Tim and wife Faith Hill for their history making Soul2Soul tours.
McGraw is scheduled to release his new COTY fragrance, "McGraw By Tim McGraw," this month, his first children's book, "My Little Girl," on October 21 and will be featured in the Warner Bros. film "Four Christmases," due in theaters on Nov 26.
For earlybird registration or additional information about CRS 40, visit the Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. website at www.crb.org or call 615-327-4487.
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.
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.
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.
About the ACM Career Achievement Award:
The ACM Career Achievement Award is presented to an individual artist, duo, group or multiple artist collaboration who have advanced the popularity and acceptance of country music through their endeavors in the entertainment industry in multiple areas during the preceding calendar year, including but not limited to writing, recording, production, concert tours/festivals, film, television, literary works, philanthropic contributions and other goodwill efforts. The award is voted by the Academy of Country Music board of directors.