CRS has officially released the agenda for this year’s upcoming 3-day event, to be held Feb. 23-25, 2022. The CRS 2022 agenda can now be viewed on www.CountryRadioSeminar.com. Those already registered for the event will have access to an extended version of the agenda featuring panel descriptions and locations.
Some of this year’s agenda highlights include a full-day Streaming Summit, eighteen informative panels, six “CRS Heads of State” sessions, four mentoring breakfasts, three label-sponsored luncheons, a featured artist interview with Blake Shelton, “Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley,”the annual New Faces of Country Music® Show, and much more.
CRS Agenda Chairman, Brent Michaels, comments,“CRS has been the forum to discuss the challenges and victories within the country music industry, and this year’s agenda reflects that reputation. From a deep look at how our fans listen to and feel about the music, to the return of a full year of touring, to sessions on leadership and brand integrity, registrants will have something to discuss with their peers and co-workers moving forward. We’ve included discussions about the state of country radio, as well as hands-on opportunities to build skills and network.”
CRS has also announced details for the CMA Welcome Reception and the Kitchen Notes Breakfast with RECORDS Nashville Artists & Staff. The CMA Welcome Reception will take place in the Broadway Hallway on Wednesday, February 23 from 5-6 p.m. CT and will feature Kat & Alex. The Breakfast with RECORDS Nashville Artists & Staff will feature performances by Matt Stell, Chris Bandi, George Birge, and Erin Kinsey and will beheld at Kitchen Notes in the Omni Nashville on Friday, February 25 from 7:30-10 a.m. CT.
This year, CRS has expanded its scholarship program to include the inaugural Lisa McKay Women in Radio Scholarship, in addition to, the already established Rusty Walker Scholarship. Receiving this year’s first-ever Lisa McKay Women in Radio Scholarship isPaisley Dunn (PM Drive and APD, WCJC, Marion, IN) and set to receive the Rusty Walker Scholarship are Kyle Matthews (APD/MD, KFGE, Lincoln, NE), Spencer Campbell (Account Executive, WLVK Ft Knox, KY), and Morgan Taylor (On-Air Talent, KGRT, Las Cruces, NM). This year’s Rusty Walker Scholarship is supported in part by Direct Marketing Results.
On Feb. 10, the official mobile app for Country Radio Seminar will be released and will provide attendees with another way to access the expanded CRS agenda, session descriptions, speaker bios, artists performing, and more. Users will be able to create their own customized CRS 2022 schedule, rate the panels, and post updates and reviews directly to their social media profiles.
The CRS 2022 app also features the ability to connect with other attendees who have made their profile public, as well as being able to submit questions for panelists during the sessions. Individuals can download the app through their phone’s app stores. The app will be available for download on iPhone and Android mobile devices. CRS is the premier educational and networking event for Country radio and music industry professionals, offering attendees access to informative panels, countless networking opportunities, prominent speakers, research presentations and intimate performances from some of today’s biggest stars and emerging artists.
Panels at CRS cover a broad range of topics relevant to today’s Country radio industry, including social media and digital innovations, brand strategies, leadership skills, consumer research studies, the relationships and economics of the radio and record industries and much more.
PickleJar, an emerging live entertainment, and cashless tipping app, has partnered with CRS 2022. The partnership will integrate PickleJar’s platform into CRS’s three-day program, featuring attendee engagement focused on new music discovery, radio listener activation, and access to unique experiences with a positive social impact on the people and communities the attendees serve.
Registration for CRS 2022 is $649 per person, and is open and available for purchase at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com.CRS will be held Wednesday, February 23 through February 25, 2022. Single-day passes are also being made available. Single-day passes (limited to two-day passes per person) will be $249. Day passes include access to panels, speakers, luncheons, and networking destinations on the day of pass purchase, with the exception of Friday’s New Faces of Country Music show. Day passes will only be available for purchase on-site.
Everyone attending CRS 2022 will be required to provide documentation of full COVID-19vaccinations or a negative COVID test result, to be completed within 48-hours of arrival at the event. If attendees cannot provide either, rapid antigen and PCR tests will be available upon arrival and conducted on-site at no cost to attendees. CRB has engaged the services of 3P America for end-to-end digital compliance, using its mobile-based, proprietary application, 3P Smart Verify.