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UMG Nashville Luncheon Talent Announced For CRS 2011

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(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 31, 2011) For the second year in a row, Universal Music Group Nashville is offering an expanded lineup of talent for its CRS 2011 luncheon at the Ryman Auditorium, to be held Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

The 2011 UMG Nashville luncheon lineup includes: Gary Allan, Laura Bell Bundy, Hayes Carll, Coldwater Jane, Easton Corbin, Billy Currington, Dani Flowers, Vince Gill, Mallary Hope, Jamey Johnson, Josh Kelley, Randy Montana, Kip Moore, David Nail, Randy Rogers Band, Ashton Shepherd, Canaan Smith, Sugarland, Josh Turner and Lee Ann Womack. A number of special guests are also scheduled to appear.

The UMG Nashville luncheon kicks off at 12:30 p.m. with food and beverages served outside on the Ryman plaza. Performances follow immediately afterwards inside the auditorium. Only credentialed CRS attendees are permitted to attend this event.

“When we planned the UMG CRS show last year, we had no idea how well it would be received,” says UMG Sr. VP Promotion and host of last year’s event, Royce Risser. “Each artist performed one acoustic song on the historic stage of the Ryman, creating a number of magical moments that people still talk about a year later.”

“The feedback from both attendees and our artists was overwhelming and seems to indicate that this is the start of a new marquee event at CRS,” continues Risser. “Unfortunately, Luke Lewis chose the same host as last year. Sorry about that.”

Thursday’s CRS luncheon is sponsored by Sony Music Nashville, and Friday’s luncheon is sponsored by Capitol Nashville. Talent for these events will be announced this week.

A reduced $399 Early Bird registration rate for CRS 2011 remains in effect through Friday, Feb. 18. The On-Site rate increases to $499 on Feb. 19. CRS 2011 is held March 2-4, 2011, at the Nashville Convention Center. Contact the Country Radio Broadcasters at (615) 327-4487 or at www.CRB.org for registration materials.

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. More information may be obtained at: www.CRB.org or at the CRB office at (615) 327-4487.

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. CRS 2011 will be held March 2-4, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. Limited time, $399 registration is available through Feb. 18 at www.CRB.org or by contacting the Country Radio Broadcasters at (615) 327-4487.

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