Romeo To Receive CRS President’s Award

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Academy of Country Music CEO Bob Romeo will be honored with the 2013 CRS President’s Award. The presentation will take place during the Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. CT in the Nashville Convention Center Ballroom.

The President’s Award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the marketing, production, growth and development of the Country Radio Seminar and the multiple services that Country Radio Broadcasters provides to the Country radio and music communities.

Romeo’s 30 year career began in talent buying and concert promotion. He owns and operates Romeo Entertainment Group, an award-winning full-service talent buying agency that has worked with many country music superstars including Kenny Chesney. His accolades include two ACM Awards for Talent Buyer/Promoter of the Year and the CMA Talent Buyer/SRO Award. He has served as CEO for the Academy of Country Music for nearly 10 years, where his television producing credits include the Academy of Country Music Awards, and numerous ACM television concert specials.

“Bob Romeo truly represents the spirit of the President’s Award,” said CRS President Mike Culotta. “As well as having a great deal of passion for the music, he has proven himself to be a great friend to Country radio in general and the Country Radio Seminar in particular. It’s an honor to announce him as our 2013 President’s Award recipient.”

As previously announced, the 2013 Country Radio Hall of Fame inductees are Gaylon Christie in the Radio category, and Dr. Don Carpenter, Crook & Chase, Eddie Edwards and Bill “Dex” Poindexter in the On-Air category.

The Country Radio Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony unofficially kicks off Country Radio Seminar each year. CRS 2013 will be held Feb. 27-March 1, 2013. For information about Hall of Fame Tickets, contact the CRS offices at 615-327-4487.

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