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CRB Stacks CRS-35 Talent Roster

January 26,2004

NASHVILLE, Tennessee-Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. (CRB) has announced additional artists confirmed to appear as part of CRS-35 to be held March 3-5, 2004 at the Nashville Convention Center.

CRS luncheon shows offer an ideal setting for labels to introduce their new, up and coming artists as well as the opportunity to say "Thank You" to radio programmers and affiliates for supporting their successful, well known acts.

Universal Music Group has signed on to sponsor Thursday's Luncheon Show (March 4). The Universal Music Group Lunch and Performance will showcase performances by Jedd Hughes, Julie Roberts, Sugarland, and Lee Ann Womack.

Capitol-Nashville will host the Friday Luncheon and Performance (March 5). The label will introduce The Jenkins; Keith Urban will headline.


Lyric Street recording artist, Rascal Flatts will perform at the Super Faces Show--one of the major highlights of the CRS convention--sponsored by USRN, the Academy of Country Music and Coors. The show will include dinner after which the group will perform in a one-hour show. (Wednesday, March 3)

To close the convention, the 2004 New Face artists Dierks Bentley, Pat Green, Buddy Jewell, Craig Morgan, and Jimmy Wayne will showcase their talents in separate performances during the Radio & Records New Faces Dinner Show Friday evening
(March 5 7:00-10:00PM).

For additional CRS-35 talent and agenda information, please visit www.crb.org or contact Ed Salamon 615.327.4487
Ed_salamon@CRB.org

Press release submitted by:
AristoMedia Jeff Walker 615.269.7071 Ext. 123
jwalker@aristomedia.com


CRB Country Music DJ Hall of Fame
Update -- CORRECTION

January 26,2004

Lonestar & Jeff Bates Confirmed To Perform
A Tribute To Alabama In their Honor At
CRB Country Music DJ Hall Of Fame Event

NASHVILLE, Tennessee-Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. (CRB), presenters of the annual Country Radio Seminar (CRS), has limited seats remaining for the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame induction dinner. The annual Country Music DJ Hall of Fame awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2004 , the evening prior to the Country Radio Seminar, at the Nashville Convention Center, Downtown Nashville.

As part of the evening's festivities, the CRB will honor RCA super group Alabama with the Country Radio Broadcasters Career Achievement Award. Label mates Lonestar and Jeff Bates will perform hits made popular by Alabama in tribute to the honorees. All four band members of the Alabama band are expected to be present.

The Career Achievement Award is presented to an individual artist or act that, through their creativity, vision, performance or leadership, has made a significant contribution to the development and promotion of country music and country radio. Alabama is the seventh country music artist to be recognized with this award. Joining them this honor are previous award winners Reba McEntire, Sonny James, Buck Owens, Loretta Lynn, Chet Atkins and Eddy Arnold.

In addition to the presentation of the Artist Career Achievement Award, the Class of 2004 Country Music DJ Hall of Fame Inductees will be acknowledged. The CRB will introduce five new Disc Jockey inductees: Jaybird Drennan, Bob Duchesne, Jerry King, Dr. Bruce Nelson and Uncle Don Rhea. Bruce Hinton will be presented with the President's Award. Dale Carter, DJ Hall of Fame Committee Head, (KFKF, Kansas City, MO) is MC, and Charlie Monk is Event Chair.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies

601 Commerce Street

Ballroom-2nd Floor

Nashville, Tennessee

March 2, 2004

Cocktails -- 5:15 PM

Sponsored by the RCA label group

Dinner -- 6:15 PM

Seating is limited

General Admission ticket price = $75.00

CRS-35 Registrants' discounted ticket price = $60.00

For advance ticket information to the CRB Country DJ Hall of Fame Event call 615.327.4487

/or/

visit the CRB web site at www.crb.org


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Industry Associations Show Sponsor Support For Country Radio Seminar

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (February 2, 2004) - The Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association (CMA) will show their support to sponsor separate events at this year's Country Radio Seminar (CRS-35) to be held March 3-5 at the Nashville Convention Center. The ACM and CMA have been long time supporters of the annual event and view their sponsorship commitments as an out reach to the participating radio executives who make the annual trip to Music City to attend.

"CMA is excited to extend our long term partnership with the Country Radio Broadcasters and CRS," said Rick Murray, Director of Strategic Marketing for the Country Music Association. "This has been a cornerstone event for our industry. It was important for us as an organization to support and celebrate a number of elements throughout the week--from the DJ Hall of Fame Dinner to the CMA Performance Hall and the all important after-hours social activity at the Bridge Bar. As the first outside sponsor of CRS, CMA has been a long time supporter of CRB and we are happy to continue our commitment to them and to our friends at radio."

Academy of Country Music Executive Director, Bob Romeo says, "The Academy is excited to extend their involvement in sponsoring the Super Faces Show. We value our relationship with country radio and CRB which is made evident through our support and sponsorship of this event for the last sixteen years. This year's show, featuring our reigning Top Vocal Group and Song of the Year award winners, Rascal Flatts, will no doubt be a major highlight of the three-day event. It is a privilege to participate each year and to enjoy the opportunity to renew relationships with our existing and new friends in radio."

The Academy of Country Music is co-sponsor of the Super Faces Show in conjunction with the United Stations Radio Network and Coors Beer.

"Sponsorships are important to the success of our event each year," noted CRB Executive Director Ed Salamon. "The fact that both associations elect to continue their long-term involvement with the CRS clearly illustrates their commitment to country radio as a whole."

Other CRS-35 sponsors who have made commitments of $10,000 or more are: American Country Countdown, Capitol Nashville, Coors, Country Fever/Dr. Pepper, Premiere Radio Networks, Radio and Records, United Stations Radio Networks and Universal Music Group.

Have YOU registered?

CRS-35 will be held March 3-5, 2004 at the Nashville Convention Center, Nashville TN.

Registration is $500 - February 15, 2004 deadline

Onsite Registration - $575.00

Complete seminar registration and hotel information may be obtained by contacting the CRB, Inc. offices at 615.327.4487 or by visiting the organization's web site at www.crb.org. You can email Ed_salamon@CRB.org.

For more information about the Academy of Country Music please visit: www.acmcountry.com.

Press release submitted by: AristoMedia Group
For more information contact:
Jeff Walker at  615.269.7071 extension 123 jwalker@aristomedia.com

 


Country Music Planet presents Jerry Mac, editor

   Hello visitors. I'm Jerry Mac, the editor.
   I invite everyone to visit the web sites of all the country entertainers that are highlighted in Jerry Mac's News.

Click here to go to Jerry Mac's Web Site to listen to his music and get to know him.


   Entertainers, submit your press releases by e-mail. All submissions will be considered for inclusion, but the articles that appear here must be approved by the owners and publishers of "Jerry Mac's News".

Country Radio Broadcasters
Aligns with Academy of Country Music
to present CRS-Las Vegas
in Conjunction with Annual Awards

   NASHVILLE, Tennessee (February 4, 2004)--Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) has announced it has joined forces with the Academy of Country Music (ACM) to present the CRB regional event, CRS-Las Vegas: "Relationships For The New Millennium." This educational seminar will be held Tuesday, May 25, 2004 from 1:00-5:30PM at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas.
   In addition to the sessions, CRS-LV registrants will also be able to participate in two very special ACM events:
   • The Academy of Country Music Beach Party / Monday evening, May 24 / Mandalay Bay Beach
8:00PM to Midnight
   • The Academy of Country Music New Artists Show / Tuesday evening, May 25 / Mandalay Bay Ballroom
   Beginning at 7:30PM, the Academy will introduce in an intimate performance setting the artists who have been nominated in this year's New Artist Awards Category.
   Tuesday May 25-North Convention Center, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas-Session Topics:
  
12:45PM => Opening Remarks
Mayor Oscar B. Goodman welcomes CRS-LV attendees. Goodman was elected the 19th Mayor of Las Vegas (June 1999). In April 2003 he began his second term. Mayor Goodman is a University of Pennsylvania Law School graduate. He has been recognized as one of the "Fifteen Best Trial Lawyers in America" by the National Law Journal and is listed annually in the publication Best Lawyers in America.
   1:00-2:30PM => "All Stars Of The Country Industry: Reality Bites"
   All-stars of the Country Music industry will discuss the new realities of their businesses.
   Moderator: Michael Powers, Sr. VP of Promotion and Artist Development for Lost Highway, Mercury and MCA
   Panelists: Clint Higham, Executive Vice President, Morris Management Group (Kenny Chesney, Kellie Coffey, etc..
   Paul Williams, Program Director, 99.9 The Wolf, Susquehanna Dallas--Scott Lindy, Director Of Operations, Clear Channel Baltimore, PD WPOC-FM--T.K. Kimbrell, President, TKO Artist Management
  2:30-3:00PM  Networking Break
  
3:00-4:30PM => "It's All About Relationships (You Can't Do It Alone)" Moderator Dick Clark discusses the value of relationships in the industry with a Country star!
(country artist to be announced.)
   4:30-5:30PM Hospitality Hour & Cocktail Reception
   CRB President Charlie Cook notes, "Since 1964, the Academy of Country Music (ACM) has worked to advance country music world wide. Last year's re-location of their awards show to Las Vegas has created countless opportunities to grow the event. The CRB Board of Directors felt this was an opportune time to offer an educational element to an event that already attracts major industry attention. It also allows us to connect with the Academy's 3,000 plus members."
   The Academy of Country Music Awards Show will be televised Wednesday, May 26, 2004, on CBS.

Country Radio Seminar Las Vegas May 24-25, 2004
Las Vegas, Nevada

Plan to join your colleagues at this special regional event.

REGISTER EARLY!
Registration is ONLY $100 through May 7, 2004
After May 7 registration will be $150

Space for CRS-LV is limited, so register early!

3 Easy Ways To Register:

1. Fax your registration to 615.329.4492 (any time, day or night!)

2. Mail your registration to CRB, Inc. 819 18th Avenue So., Nashville, TN 37203

3. Register at www.crb.org

Interested in finding out about sponsorship opportunities?
Contact Lidia Graham at the CRB 615-329-2615

Press Release Submitted by:
AristoMedia

For more information contact:

Jeff Walker o 615.269.7071 x123 jwalker@aristomedia.com

CRB Ed Salamon 615.327.4487
Ed_salamon@crb.org

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