Performers for 40th Anniversary CRS Jam and Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® have announced a number of performers for the 40th anniversary concert to close CRS-40 at Cadillac Ranch on Friday night, March 6 at 10:30 PM. Artists confirmed to date include Emerson Drive, Andy Griggs, Julianne Hough, Jamie O’Neal, James Otto, Blake Shelton, Jimmy Wayne, Chuck Wicks and Darryl Worley, among others. Additional performers continue to be confirmed.

“The lineup for The 40th Anniversary Jam is a great example of the diversity of artists that have experienced success at country radio,” says Director of Marketing and Promotions John Pyne. “We have artists with a proven history of No. 1 hits, as well as the emerging artists that will be stars tomorrow. The common thread is the role of country radio in the success of their careers.”

The unique theme of The 40th Anniversary Jam: A Musical Thanks to Radio is for artists to celebrate 40 years of Country Radio Seminar with performances of their favorite cover songs from the last four decades. The event will be held following the New Faces of Country Music Show® to officially close out CRS-40.

CRS-40 will be held March 4-6, 2009 at the Nashville Convention Center. The regular registration rate of $699 has been extended through the opening of the event.


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