Newly launched Streaming Summit kicks off expanded, 4-Day Agenda;
Luke Bryan confirmed for CRS Artist Interview (sponsored by BMI)


Early Bird Registration for CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience will open on October 28 at Noon CT; all registrations include access to the 2021 “New Faces of Country Music® Show”


Registration to be available at

The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. has announced Country Radio Seminar (CRS) 2021: The Virtual Experience. The revised annual event will take place Tuesday, February 16, through Friday, February 19, adding an extra day of content and a newly launched Streaming Summit.
The in-person Country Radio Seminar agenda has been judiciously modified and expanded to an online-only experience. CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience will feature a curated, jam-packed schedule that includes Country Radio Seminar’s most anticipated events, including educational panels, virtual networking, and workshops designed to provide instant, actionable takeaways. CRS 2021 will continue to be the ultimate Country music showcase, with every registration including access to the New Faces of Country Music® Show, Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley, and daily label lunchtime performances.
Kurt Johnson, CRB/CRS Board of Directors President, commented, “While we can’t be together at the Omni, we can still celebrate CRS together online. I look forward to seeing you all there…for CRS 2021!” 
Country Radio Seminar is already releasing details surrounding the CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience program. Country music superstar, Luke Bryan, has been confirmed for the annual “CRS Artist Interview,” sponsored by BMI. Bryan will sit down for a rare and exclusive Q&A session discussing his continuous success at Country radio, and the expansion of his recording, touring, and entrepreneurial ventures. Also announced, a new-for-2021 Streaming Summit, held on Tuesday, February 16. The streaming summit will feature industry professionals and platform experts providing insights on trends, strategies, and best practices to optimize digital assets and streaming platforms. 
“Now, everybody can come to CRS,” commented CRB Executive Director RJ Curtis. “Our expanded, four-day ‘CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience’ will be an uncompromising event, providing attendees with more than 14 educational sessions, four morning networking events, three lunchtime performances, four interactive workshops, all-day networking, Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley, and, for the first time in CRS history, a New Faces of Country Music® ticket with every registration.”
Early Bird Registration for CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience will open on October 28 at Noon CT / 1 p.m. ET at $149 per person and will be offered through November 4.  The registration rate will increase to $199 on November 5.  All registrations include access to the 2021 New Faces of Country Music® Show.  Registrations will be available for purchase at
A CRS360 Webinar Session will be held at 11 a.m. (CT) Wednesday, October 28, offering additional details, answering questions, and revealing more content featured at CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience. Only a limited number of slots are available for CRS360 and are based on a first-come, first-served basis. To register for the October installment of CRS360, sign up here. The Country Radio Broadcasters is taking questions in advance of the session. Inquiries must be received by close of business October 27 and can be submitted to
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About Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. ®: The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® is a 501 © 3 non-profit organization founded in 1969 to bring radio broadcasters worldwide together with the Country Music Industry to ensure vitality and promote growth in the Country Radio format.  
About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention that gathers key business leaders in various radio and music industry fields, featuring presentations on best business practices, emerging technology, personal career development, and new music showcases. Country Radio Seminar: The Virtual Experience 2021 will be held Feb. 16-19, 2021.
About BMI: Celebrating over 80 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in over 17 million musical works created and owned by more than 1.1 million songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year.
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