MusicRow Reveals 2012 CRS CountryBreakout Awards Performers

L-R: The McClymonts, JT Hodges, Marlee Scott

MusicRow Magazine is pleased to announce a must-see lineup for its 10th Annual MusicRow CRS Meet & Greet and CountryBreakout Awards with performances by JT Hodges, The McClymonts, and Marlee Scott.

The invitation-only event takes place Feb. 21 2:30-4:45 PM/CT at Margaritaville in downtown Nashville and serves as an unofficial kick-off to Country Radio Seminar Feb 22-24, which attracts broadcasters from around the country.

The afternoon’s events will feature food and drink, performances from the talented lineup, and appearances from yet-to-be-announced award recipients. Awards presented during the show are based on radio airplay and include Independent Artist of the Year, Label of the Year, Breakout Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year and CountryBreakout Reporter of the Year. An in-depth profile of each recipient will be featured in the February/March 2012 MusicRow print magazine.

For 10 years, the MusicRow CRS Meet & Greet and CountryBreakout Awards has celebrated the next generation of rising superstars with past performances and appearances by Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Eli Young Band, and The Band Perry.

“The MusicRow CRS Meet & Greet and CountryBreakout Awards gives artists a tremendous amount of exposure to the radio industry and provides a great opportunity to showcase their talents,” says Publisher/Owner Sherod Robertson. “This year’s event is going to be ‘off the hook’ with the talents of JT Hodges, The McClymonts, and Marlee Scott. Seriously, off the hook! We are all very excited to offer this event to the CRS participants and look forward to honoring deserving recipients with their CountryBreakout Awards.”

The CRS print issue will be available at the 2012 awards ceremony and at the MusicRow kiosk in the Nashville Convention Center during CRS. As with all issues, it is available for sale on MusicRow.com and MusicRow subscribers receive their copies in the mail.

About the Performers:

The McClymonts— Sisters Brooke, Samantha and Mollie McClymont joined forces five years ago to become one of the largest country acts in their native Australia. They debuted in the U.S. (BSM) in June 2010 and opened for Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum. This past year, the girls released Wrapped Up Good in the U.S. and picked up the 2011 CMA Global Artist of the Year award.

JT Hodges— Two years ago the singer/songwriter relocated from Texas to Nashville, and in the spring of 2010 landed a record deal at Show Dog Universal. Hodges met producers Mark Collie and Don Cook who brought him to Show Dog Universal’s Mark Wright. The result is Hodges’ debut album, which is undoubtedly country with a rock-edge.

Marlee Scott— Scott is set to release her new single, “Train Wreck,” on Jan. 23. The Ontario, Canada, native and Nashville resident is currently finishing her U.S. debut album, due out in early 2012 on BigRide Entertainment. Scott released the single “Beautiful Maybe” in 2011 and reached international acclaim with the song “Here To Heaven,” which went Top 20 in Canada and Australia and No. 1 in England, Germany and Holland.

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Eric T. Parker oversees operations and contributes editorial for MusicRow's print magazine, MusicRow.com, the RowFax tip sheet and the MusicRow CountryBreakout chart. He also facilitates annual events for the enterprise, including MusicRow Awards, CountryBreakout Awards and the Rising Women on the Row. [email protected] | @EricTParker

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