Country Radio Seminar has announced the lineups for the UMG Nashville events at CRS 2013.
Wednesday’s “Team UMG at the Ryman” luncheon will feature artists from the Universal Music Group roster. Artists set to perform include Billy Currington, Brothers Osborne, Chris Stapleton, Darius Rucker, David Nail, Dierks Bentley, Drake White, Eric Church, Eric Paslay, Josh Turner, Kacey Musgraves, Kelleigh Bannen, Lady Antebellum, Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Mickey Guyton, Randy Montana, Scotty McCreery and Vince Gill.
“Team UMG at the Ryman” will be held at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 27 inside the Ryman Auditorium. A box lunch will be provided inside the Convention Center prior to the show.
On Thursday, Feb. 28, the Capitol and MCA Records Luncheon will take place in the Convention Center’s Performance Hall. MCA’s Gary Allan will headline the show and Capitol’s Jon Pardi is scheduled to open.
Gary Allan recently celebrated a No. 1 album and No. 1 single when his ninth studio album Set You Free topped the Billboard Top 200 and Billboard Country album charts the same week he earned his fifth No. 1 single with “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain).”
Northern California native, Jon Pardi released his hit single “Missin’ You Crazy” last year from his upcoming debut album. His next single “Up All Night” will be released to Country radio this month.
Capitol Record’s Little Big Town is also confirmed to kick off the seminar with a performance of the national anthem at the opening ceremonies on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. The group will be accompanied by the U.S. Marine color guard.
Friday, Feb. 15 is the deadline to purchase $499 regular rate registrations for CRS 2013, held Feb. 27-Mar. 1. The on-site rate of $599 will take effect Feb. 16th. In addition, the $99 unemployment rate will also expire and no longer be available.
About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. CRS 2013 will be held Feb. 27 – March 1, 2013, in downtown Nashville, Tenn., at the Nashville Convention Center. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information or contact Kristen McRary at 615-327-4487. Follow CRS on Twitter here and use the hashtag #CRS2013 to join in reporting from CRS 2013.