Voting for the CRS 2015 New Faces of Country Music Show® lineup is now open to all Country radio station employees. Voting will remain open through Nov. 26 at www.countryradioseminar.com. The five acts with the most votes will make up the lineup for the show.
This year’s performer nominees are: Frankie Ballard (Warner Bros./WAR), Danielle Bradbery (Republic/Big Machine), Chase Bryant (Red Bow), Dan+Shay (Warner Bros./WAR), Sam Hunt (MCA), Maddie & Tae (Dot), Scotty McCreery (19/Interscope/Mercury), Jon Pardi (Capitol), Parmalee (Stoney Creek), Eric Paslay (EMI), Chase Rice (Columbia), Cole Swindell (Warner Bros./WAR), and the Swon Brothers (Arista).
Any employee of a commercial, full-time Country formatted radio station may vote for the 2015 New Faces of Country Music Show performers.
Below are the New Faces of Country Music qualification criteria:
1. The qualification period is Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 during the year immediately preceding the New Faces of Country Music Show.
2. Nominees may not have appeared on a previous New Faces of Country Music Show. Solo performers that become a member of a group or duo, or a group or duo member that becomes a solo artist are considered eligible.
3. Nominees must have charted at least one Top 25 single on the the Mediabase Country Chart as published in Country Aircheck or at least one Top 25 single on the Billboard Country Chart during the qualification period.
4. Nominees may not have more than two albums on the Billboard Country Top 50 Country Album chart, nor more than two albums that peaked above No. 50 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart (or corresponding Nielsen Soundscan-based chart) by the end of the qualification period.
The New Faces of Country Music Show will be held Feb. 27; dinner tickets for the show are already sold-out. Seating only admission to the show is available on a first-come, first-serve basis until the seating only areas is sold-out.
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