Industry Bands Battle It Out For CRS

Pictured (L-R): Chris Palmer (VP, Promotion), Terry Watson (Sr. Manager, Studio Services), Stephanie Haymes (Assistant, A&R), Scott Allender (VP, Global Human Resources), John Esposito (President & CEO, WMN), Cris Lacy (VP, A&R), Scott Hendricks (SVP, A&R), Kristen Williams (Dir., National Promotion), Geoff Turner (Music Ministry Representative), Rick Young (Regional Promotion Mgr.), Tony Bakker (Owner, Six String Country)

Pictured (L-R): Chris Palmer (VP, Promotion), Terry Watson (Sr. Manager, Studio Services), Stephanie Haymes (Assistant, A&R), Scott Allender (VP, Global Human Resources), John Esposito (President & CEO, WMN), Cris Lacy (VP, A&R), Scott Hendricks (SVP, A&R), Kristen Williams (Dir., National Promotion), Geoff Turner (Music Ministry Representative), Rick Young (Regional Promotion Mgr.), Tony Bakker (Owner, Six String Country)

Representatives from labels and other music-affiliated companies rocked the second annual “CRS Battle of the Bands” event on Thursday night (Sept. 26), at Nashville music venue 3rd & Lindsley. The line-up of performers included employees from Hard Rock Cafe, Renaissance Hotel, Sony Music Nashville, SunTrust Sports & Entertainment and Warner Music Nashville.

Based on an audience applause-meter and monetary donations from the crowd, Warner Music Group took home the title of the 2013 CRS Battle of the Bands winner. The proceeds from the industry event went to the CRS Scholarship Fund and The Country Radio Hall of Fame.

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