Amazon Music will host the second annual Amazon Music Presents: Country Heat at the 2019 CRS. The two-hour show, powered by Live Nation, will take place Wednesday (Feb. 13) at 6 p.m. at Omni Nashville and will feature performances from Amazon’s Music’s global “Country Heat” playlist, including Zac Brown Band, Tenille Townes, Adam Hambrick, HARDY, and King Calaway.
“This year, we’re thrilled to bring some of today’s hottest rising and recognized country acts from our ‘Country Heat’ playlist to CRS,” said Ryan Redington, Director of Amazon Music. “We’re proud to participate in this event, a seminal force in the industry for 50 years.”
As part of Wednesday’s concert event and in-between artist’s sets, Radio Ink will return to honor the Top 30 Program Directors in the Country format.
Each year, program directors are reviewed and ranked by a panel of experts working in the country format. Experts base their judging on criteria that include how their station performs, programming experience, their contribution to the country radio format, how they mentor others and what they give back to the industry. The final list is compiled by the editorial staff at Radio Ink Magazine.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this amazing event at CRS again this year, which, without a doubt, is the #1 highlight in country radio every year,” said Deborah Parenti, Radio Ink‘s Publisher. “The opportunity to honor some of the hardest working, smartest, and most engaging program directors in radio there makes it even more special both for them and for us. Thanks to CRS and Amazon for making the opening night at CRS a night to remember.”