Entries by LB Cantrell

CRB Announces Humanitarian, Radio Promotion Awards

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® announced recipients of its Radio Promotion Awards, Artist Humanitarian Award, Radio Humanitarian Award and Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award yesterday, (3/5) at CRS-40. Radio Promotion Awards: Large Market 1st Place: KILT/ Houston, TX — “Ten Man Jam” 2nd Place: WUBL/Atlanta, GA — “A Taste of Trisha Yearwood” 3rd Place: WXTU/Philadelphia, PA — […]

P1 Study Shows Popularity of Social Networks

This year’s Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® and Edison Research’s National Country P1 Study 2009 polled more than 13,000 listeners online via email invitation to explore what listeners expect to see and hear on their favorite stations’ web sites, how listeners feel about syndicated versus local programming and the importance of social networking sites among Country […]

CRS—Scene & Heard

E1 Music and PLC Records held a showcase at Second Fiddle last night (3/5) for CRS attendees. Cledus T. Judd debuted new music from his forthcoming CD, Polyrically Uncorrect and Cody McCarver was announced as the newest performer on E1 Music’s artist roster. Dennis Haskins, the actor who played Mr. Belding on Saved By The […]

Taylor Swift Does CSI, ACM and CRS

Taylor Swift is everywhere these days, and tonight (3/5) at 8:00 CT, she’ll be appearing on one of her favorite TV shows, CBS network’s popular CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Swift plays the part of troubled teen Haley Jones in an episode entitled “Turn, Turn, Turn.” A preview of the show can be viewed at www.cbs.com/primtime/csi. […]

Caraeff Tapped As Digital Summit Keynote Speaker

Rio Caraeff, Executive Vice President of eLabs for Universal Music Group, has been chosen as keynote speaker of the fifth annual Leadership Music Digital Summit, coming up March 23-25 at Belmont University. Caraeff’s comments will kick off the summit at 8:45 am on Tuesday, March 24. eLabs handles UMG’s electronic commerce initiatives, Internet exploitation, and […]


CRS-40 festivities continued on Wednesday (3/4) with the ASCAP sponsored “KCRS Live Show” featuring Jimmy Wayne, Kelley Lovelace, Ashley Gorley and Jonathan Singleton. (L-R): ASCAP’s Mike Sistad, Singleton, Gorley, ASCAP’s Connie Bradley, Wayne and Lovelace.

Music City Jam

Last night’s Music City Jam was headlined by Tim McGraw and sponsored by the Academy of Country Music. The Warren Brothers hosted with Lance Miller, Halfway To Hazard, Lori McKenna and McGraw’s niece Catherine Raney performing. Faith Hill introduced special guest Randy Owen. ACM’s Bob Romeo announced Taylor Swift as next year’s Music City Jam […]

Jamey Johnson’s Downtown Shutdown

A crowd of over 2000 attended UMG’s “Downtown Shutdown” yesterday (3/4) featuring a performance by Jamey Johnson. As Johnson performed his new single, “High Cost Of Living,” UMG staffers launched foam boomerangs to the fans from the rooftop of their Commerce Street office building. Photo: Peyton Hodge

Lyric Street/Carolwood Records CRS Guitar Pull

Lyric Street Records/Carolwood Records hosted a CRS guitar pull last night (3/4) at the ICON in the Gulch featuring performances by Billy Ray Cyrus, Trent Tomlinson, Sarah Buxton, Bucky Covington and Love And Theft. (L-R) front: Greg McCarn, Lyric Street/Carolwood Records and Dale Turner, Lyric Street Records Promo. Back: Covington; Chris Palmer, Carolwood Records Promo; […]

Richie Fields Ushers In CRS 40

Joint Journey Records artist Richie Fields hosted a dinner at The Palm in Nashville Tuesday night (3/3) to welcome friends in radio to CRS-40. (L-R): WAKG’s Alan Rowe, KLMJ’s Mike Betten, promoter Christina Bear, Fields, promoter Regina Raleigh and WGLR’s Ryan McCall. Photo: Clif Doyal