CRS 2018 Adds Dierks Bentley, Cumulus Media’s Mary Berner

Mary Berner, Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley and Cumulus Media President/CEO Mary Berner have been added to this year’s Country Radio Seminar (CRS) speakers lineup.

Berner will be this year’s keynote speaker on Feb. 6 from 3:30 p.m.-4:20 p.m. Emmis Communications’ Charlie Morgan will conduct the interview, titled “Radio Today with Cumulus Media’s CEO Mary Berner.”

Berner has been in the role since 2015.

Bentley has been named CRS 2018’s Artist Humanitarian of the Year and will be the featured speaker on Monday, Feb. 5 from 4-5 p.m.

The conversation, sponsored by DAV and titled “Climbing The Mountain,” will spotlight Bentley’s rise to superstardom built by following his own path and not trends, ultimately celebrating a career built on the combination of commercial success and critical acclaim. The CRS 2018 Artist Humanitarian Award presentation, sponsored by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, will take place during the CRS Opening Ceremonies (sponsored by Sarah Cannon), prior to Bentley’s conversation.

The $699 final registration rate for CRS 2018 is available at Single-day passes are also being made available. Single-day passes (limited to two day passes per person) are $200 per pass. In addition, today (Jan. 8) marks the last day to reserve rooms at Omni Nashville. Single rooms are $259 and double rooms are $269, and only a limited number of rooms are still available. To book a room, please call 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664).


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