In Pictures: Garth Brooks, Michael Ray, Chris Janson, Dan + Shay, Broken Bow, Dylan Scott

Garth Takes CRS Attendees Inside Studio G

Garth Brooks. Photo: Moments By Moser

Garth Brooks gave a special keynote address Thursday morning at CRS, giving attendees a glimpse “Inside Studio G,” with a Q&A based on his Facebook Live series of the same name.

Brooks chatted about the state of the industry, his life since coming out of retirement, his thoughts on terrestrial radio, and his plans for another album with the packed crowd. He also treated 1000 fans to a special secret show the night before at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works.

Garth Brooks. Photo: Moments By Moser Photography


Michael Ray and Chris Janson Play CRS Opry Show

Pictured (L-R): Michael Ray, Chris Janson

Warner Music Nashville artists Michael Ray and Chris Janson performed Wednesday night (Feb. 22) at The Grand Ole Opry’s kick-off to CRS 2017 at the Omni Hotel. Ray performed his Top 5 hit “Think A Little Less,” while Janson, whose “Holdin’ Her” is approaching Top 20, made a surprise appearance, which was his 181st appearance on the Opry.


Dan + Shay Celebrate Platinum At Ryman Show

Dan + Shay were surprised before their sold out headlining show at the Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday night (Feb. 21) by their label with plaques honoring their third RIAA Platinum-certified single, “From The Ground Up,” from their album Obsessed. The duo is currently nominated for the ACM Vocal Duo and New Vocal Duo of the Year and recently released “When I Pray For You” from the upcoming Lionsgate film The Shack.


Broken Bow Hosts CRS Bash

(L-R): Back Row: Jojamie Hahr; Chase Bryant; Jackie Lee; Granger Smith; Restless Road; Joe Nichols; Randy Houser; Trace Adkins; Parmalee. Center Row: Renee Leymon; Brooke Eden; Walker McGuire; Kristian Bush; Lindsay Ell; Thompson Square; Jordan Rager; Dustin Lynch. Front Row: Shelley Hargis; Carson James; Jon Loba; Lee Adams; Chris Loss. Photo: Sara Kauss

The Broken Bow Records Music Group held a showcase Wednesday night (Feb. 22), featuring a VIP cocktail party and concert including its artist roster for CRS attendees.


Dylan Scott Enlists Some Ultra-Cute Backup Singers

Curb Records’ Dylan Scott visited with Children’s Miracle Network at the Omni Nashville during CRS on Thursday, and after posing for pictures with three young beauties from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, he serenaded them with his current hit single. The youngest of the trio, Brooklyn, added her “unique” touch, making a special “My Girl” / “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” mashup.


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