‘MusicRow’ Announces 2013 CRS CountryBreakout Award Performers

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MusicRow Magazine is excited to announce performances by rising stars High Valley and Jaida Dreyer at its 11th annual CRS Meet & Greet and CountryBreakout Awards.

Jaida Dreyer and High Valley

Jaida Dreyer and High Valley

The invitation-only event will take place Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2-4:00 p.m. CT at Margaritaville in downtown Nashville. It serves as the unofficial kick-off to Country Radio Seminar, which attracts broadcasters from across the country for events Feb. 27-March 1.

In addition to performances by this year’s outstanding lineup, the afternoon’s events will include the presentation of MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Awards. Given annually, these honors recognize artists who earned the most airplay on the MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart during the preceding year. For 2013, the awards have been expanded to include new honors for Male Artist of the Year, Female Artist of the Year and Group of the Year. These recognitions join longstanding awards for Label of the Year, Breakout Artist of the Year, Independent Artist of the Year, and CountryBreakout Reporter of the Year.

“CRS is always such a fun and action-packed conference for our industry, so I am very excited to treat attendees to performances by High Valley and Jaida Dreyer at MusicRow’s CRS Meet & Greet and CountryBreakout Awards,” says MusicRow Publisher Sherod Robertson. “These two artists made such a lasting impression on our team, I look forward to showcasing their talents on Feb. 26th, while we also celebrate the artists who garnered the most airplay on the MusicRow Chart.”

An in-depth profile of the yet-to-be-announced award winners will be included in the February/March 2013 edition of MusicRow Magazine, set to debut at the awards ceremony. Copies will be available throughout the Nashville Convention Center during CRS, including at kiosks in the coffee lounge and in the second floor conference area. As with each print issue, MusicRow paid subscribers will receive copies by mail.

About the Performers:

Jaida Dreyer will celebrate the release of her debut album, I Am Jaida Dreyer, on the day of the MusicRow CountryBreakout Awards (Feb. 26). Produced by Byron Gallimore and released by his Streamsound Records, her debut follows the release of radio singles “Guys Girl,” “Confessions” and “Half Broke Horses.” During recent months, Streamsound’s flagship artist has traveled on a coast-to-coast radio tour. Growing up a gypsy while her mother chased equestrian work, Dreyer lived in seven states before turning 18. Eventually, her love of music led her to Nashville, where she wrote or co-wrote every song for her album.

High Valley is made up of brothers Brad, Bryan and Curtis Rempel, who have earned multiple Canadian Country Music Association and Juno nominations in their homeland of Canada. They’ve been recording for more than a decade and opening shows for Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Reba McEntire. Their upcoming U.S. debut album Love Is a Long Road was produced by Jeremy Spillman and Phil O’Donnell. In 2007, executive John Mays signed High Valley to Nashville’s Eaglemont Entertainment. High Valley’s current single, “Love You For A Long Time,” has made a strong debut in the U.S. since its August release. High Valley is promoted by Rodeowave Entertainment and Diane Richey Promotions.

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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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