Country Radio Seminar, Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum Partner For Reception/Tour Experience At CRS

Country Radio Seminar (CRS) and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will partner to offer CRS 2016 attendees a private reception and free tour of the museum on Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 5-7 p.m. CT.  This keystone event is one of the many new events planned to launch, “The New CRS Experience.” In addition, CRS attendees can visit the museum on Monday, Feb. 8 from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. CT.

CRS Executive Director, Bill Mayne states, “We have worked over the last 8 months to create a completely new CRS Experience in our new home, the OMNI hotel. We are so pleased to have partnered with the museum, a neighbor to our new location, in offering this fun and new opportunity to our constituents. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience to view country music history with all your friends and colleagues. This is a prime example of the fresh and innovative surprises you can come to expect from CRS this year!”

“Since the 1920s when radio introduced country music to the world, the genre and format have been intrinsically linked, said Sharon Brawner, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for the museum. “Much like the exhibitions in our galleries, country radio tells the ongoing story of country music every day. As the dominant radio format in the U.S., it is only fitting that we welcome Country Radio Seminar to the home of country music history. We are thrilled to host attendees at the museum and contribute to the CRS motto “growth through sharing!’”

CRS attendees will have the opportunity to interact with museum representatives during the reception. CRS Guests are also invited to follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and join the conversation using #HonorThyMusic and #CRS2016. In addition, CRS attendees will learn about opportunities for radio stations to partner with the museum year-round.

About Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum: Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture.  With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates Historic RCA Studio B, Hatch Show PrintTM, CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive and CMF Press. Museum programs are made possible, in part, by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and under agreements with the National Endowment for the Arts.

More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at or by calling (615) 416-2001.

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. Country Radio Seminar 2016 is set for Feb. 8-10, 2016 at the Omni Hotel. The $529 regular registration rate is now available at The on-site rate will be announced closer to CRS. Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2016).