CRS Photo Round-Up II: Sam Hunt, Kane Brown, CMHoF, Dustin Lynch, Granger Smith

Pictured (L-R): UMGN Sr. VP A&R Brian Wright, UMG’s Mike Harris, UMGN Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan, Sam Hunt, Homestead/Red Light Management’s Brad Belanger, UMGN President Cindy Mabe, UMGN VP A&R Stephanie Wright. Photo: Joseph Llanes

Pictured (L-R): UMGN Sr. VP A&R Brian Wright, UMG’s Mike Harris, UMGN Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan, Sam Hunt, Homestead/Red Light Management’s Brad Belanger, UMGN President Cindy Mabe, UMGN VP A&R Stephanie Wright. Photo: Joseph Llanes

Before Sam Hunt‘s Tuesday (Feb. 9) Country Radio Seminar (CRS) evening show at the Ryman Auditorium, the MCA Nashville star was presented with a plaque commemorating his RIAA double platinum album Montevallo. Tracks from Hunt’s album have sold more than 6 million individual downloads and accumulated nearly 600 million streams making the project the No. 1 most-streamed country album of 2015.

Hunt earned his first Grammy nominations for Best Country Album and in the all-genre Best New Artist categories. He will perform on the CBS broadcast, Monday, Feb. 15 at 8/7 CT.

 

Pictured (L-R): KXLY Spokane APD Tim Cotter, Brown, WWKA Orlando PD Drew Bland, and Tony and Kris in the Morning’s Kris Rochester.

Pictured (L-R): KXLY Spokane APD Tim Cotter, Brown, WWKA Orlando PD Drew Bland, and Tony and Kris in the Morning’s Kris Rochester.

RCA Nashville newcomer Kane Brown shared some signature Nashville hot chicken with CRS 2016 guests this week.

 

Pictured (L-R): CRS Board President Charlie Morgan, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Kyle Young, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales Sharon Brawner, and CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne. Photo: Kelli Dirks, CK Photo

Pictured (L-R): CRS Board President Charlie Morgan, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Kyle Young, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales Sharon Brawner, and CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne. Photo: Kelli Dirks, CK Photo

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (CMHoF) invited CRS attendees and executives to a meet-and-greet reception in its rotunda. Guests were welcomed by Sharon Brawner, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, and enjoyed an open bar and catering prepared by the museum’s culinary team.

 

Pictured (L-R): Dustin Lynch with Lia Knight.

Pictured (L-R): Dustin Lynch with Lia Knight.

Broken Bow Recording artist Dustin Lynch stopped by Lia Knight‘s interview booth to talk about touring with Luke Bryan on her Westwood One-syndicated The Lia Show.

 

Granger Smith (front with hat) with Wheelhouse Records and CRS attendees.

Granger Smith (front with hat) with Wheelhouse Records and CRS attendees.

Wheelhouse Records staff celebrated Granger Smith‘s “Backroad Song” with CRS attendees this week in Nashville. This week the title lands at No. 1 on the MusicRow CountryBreakout chart.

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