CRS In Pictures: CMA, Rascal Flatts, Warner Music Nashville

Rascal Flatts On 20 Years Of Music Success

Pictured (L-R): Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts with Sarah Trahern (CMA Chief Executive Officer) and Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts following the annual Country Radio Seminar’s keynote event on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

Rascal Flatts were Country Radio Seminar’s keynote speakers on Wednesday (Feb. 19). The Country Music Association’s CEO Sarah Trahern led a Q&A with the trio’s Gary Levox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus. Following the keynote interview, a welcome reception was held featuring performances from CMA KixStart Artist Scholarship recipients Angie K, Everette and Kyle Morgan.

Pictured (L-R): Kylie Morgan, Everette, and Angie K perform. Photo: Hunter Berry/CMA


Warner Music Nashville Keeps The CRS Party Going

Pictured (L-R): Hoss Michaels (KXKT/Omaha), Nick Rivers (WIRK/West Palm), Jude Walker (KMDL/Lafayette), Tom Starr (Warner Music Nashville), Tom Martens (Warner Music Nashville), Ben Kline (Warner Music Nashville), John Marks (Spotify), Chris Janson, Chad Schultz (Warner Music Nashville), Gator Harrison (WSIX/Nashville), James Marsh (Warner Music Nashville), Erich West (WDRM/Huntsville), Tim Leary (WIRK/West Palm) Tom Hanrahan (WDXB/Birmingham)

Warner Music Nashville’s staff and artists have been meeting and greeting with radio reps all week at Country Radio Seminar. The label had its second annual CRS kick-off luncheon on Wednesday (Feb. 19) and later hosted a “Warner Wednesday” cocktail party downtown at The Bell Tower. On Thursday (Feb. 20), Warner hosted a bourbon tasting with Brett Eldredge as well as a special women’s empowerment dinner. Chris Janson hosted a cigar bar downtown at Red Phone Booth. Later that evening, Ashley McBryde offered guests a performance and hangout at the Omni, previewing songs from her upcoming album Never Will. Two WMN artists will be part of tonight’s (Feb. 21) CRS New Faces of Country Music showcase, including Ingrid Andress and Morgan Evans.

Pictured (L-R): Lou Ramirez (Regional Manager, Radio & Streaming – Southeast, WMN); Gator Harrison (WSIX/Nashville); Cole Swindell; Tennille Hawkins

Pictured (L-R): Dan Smyers; Kristen Williams (SVP Radio, WMN); Shay Mooney; Brett Eldredge; Ashley McBryde; John Esposito (Chairman & CEO, WMN); Gabby Barrett


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