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Carrie Underwood to Sing National Anthem For CRS

Carrie Underwood photo by Matthew Rolston, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

During the first week of March radio folks from across the country will descend upon downtown Nashville for the Country Radio Seminar, an annual convention that educates and promotes the exchange of ideas in the country music industry, hosted by Country Radio Broadcasters Inc. This year’s CRS will kick off on March 2 with Carrie Underwood performing the National Anthem.

“Wow.  What else can I say?  What a way to kick off Country Radio Seminar 2011!” CRB President Mike Culotta said.  “We are very appreciative and very excited to welcome one of the biggest superstars in Country music to our event.  Carrie is certainly going to get us started in style!”

One of the biggest attractions during CRS is the New Faces of Country Music show, which highlights the year’s most successful new acts as voted on by CRB board members and commercial radio employees across the country. The Band Perry, Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann, Steel Magnolia and Josh Thompson are on this year’s bill and the show is sold out.

“This year’s paid seminar registrations have significantly exceeded our numbers from last year at this time,” Bill Myne, CRB Executive Director Bill.  “Unfortunately, that means that we have already met capacity for our New Faces show and cannot continue to include tickets for that event in our three-day registration packages.”

Taylor Swift, Jake Owen, Chris Young, Kellie Pickler, and Randy Houser are just some of the country music stars who were former New Faces artists.

CRS will take place March 2-4 in Nashville.

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