BREAKING: CRB Executive Director Bill Mayne To Step Down

Bill Mayne

After nine consecutive years, Executive Director of The Country Radio Broadcasters/Country Radio Seminar, Bill Mayne, has announced that he will leave his position with the non-profit in May of 2019, following the organization’s 50th Anniversary Country Radio Seminar in February 2019. Mayne has led the organization’s operations since 2011, and before that, he served on the organization’s board of directors.

Mayne commented, “I’ve been so blessed to spend almost half of my adult life involved in CRB, followed by a near decade as the Executive Director. It just feels right to pass the torch after the 50th anniversary of the central event of country music. I’m proud, humbled, and extremely grateful to know, work with, and learn from so many radio programmers, DJs, label executives, promotion teams, artists, managers—plus my sheer luck to experience the amazing artists we are blessed with in Country Music—it could take one’s breath away! Excited to work with the CRB Board to bring on our next leader. But right now, I am pumped that we are in the thick of planning CRS 50!”

CRB Board President Kurt Johnson stated, “It will be the end of an era, really. That’s how much impact Bill has had on country music while at CRB. It’s impossible to adequately express our thanks for his extraordinary leadership. And the good news is, Bill is working with the brilliant CRB staff to create a once-in-a-lifetime CRS this coming February.”

The CRB Board of Directors has established a search committee for the hiring of a new executive director. Interested parties can apply confidentially at [email protected].

The 50th Anniversary Country Radio Seminar will be held Feb. 13-15, 2019 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. The 2018 Country Radio Hall of Fame event is set for Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the Nashville Marriott by Vanderbilt.


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