CRB Reveals New Faces Of Country Music Show Nominees

Country Radio Broadcasters has revealed the slate of nominees for the 2021 New Faces of Country Music Show, as part of CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience.

This year’s nominees include: Tenille Arts (19th & Grand), Travis Denning (Mercury), HARDY (Big Loud), Ryan Hurd (RCA), Ashley McBryde (Warner/WMN), Parker McCollum (MCA), Niko Moon (RCA), Jameson Rodgers (River House/Colombia), and Matt Stell (RECORDS/Arista).

The New Faces of Country Music voter criteria has been expanded this year, to include a wider representation of the country music industry. Eligible voters must now be full-time employees primarily involved in the programming, promotion and distribution of country music, from companies including broadcast radio, satellite radio, television outlets, and digital service providers, while expressly excluding those with vested interests in individual artists or musical works such as labels, managers, agents and publishers.

Voting for the Class of 2021 will open Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. CST and will run through the end of the day (11:59 p.m. CST), Friday, Dec. 4 at The five acts with the most votes will make up the lineup for the show. To view the New Faces of Country Music qualification criteria, visit

CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience will be held Tuesday, Feb. 16, through Friday, Feb. 19.  The New Faces of Country Music Show closes out the event on Friday, Feb. 19.


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