MusicRow is excited about CRS in February! We are even more pleased to reveal the performers for our 13th annual Country Radio Meet & Greet and CountryBreakout Awards, set for Wednesday, February 25 at Margaritaville in Nashville.
Joining us at the event will be Streamsound Records’ Austin Webb and Red Bow Records’ Chase Bryant. These outstanding newcomers will take the stage at our invitation-only party, treating guests to their latest music.
MusicRow publisher and owner Sherod Robertson says, “We are extremely pleased to feature emerging talents Chase Bryant and Austin Webb at MusicRow’s annual event during CRS. Both entertainers possess a rich influence of authentic country music and we are all very excited to showcase their unique styles and impressive talents to our valued guests.”
The event at Margaritaville will also include the presentation of the CountryBreakout Awards. In-depth profiles of the yet-to-be-announced winners will be included in the February/March 2015 edition of MusicRow Magazine, which will debut at the party and be distributed throughout the Nashville Convention Center during CRS. MusicRow paid subscribers will receive copies by mail. Magazines are also available for purchase anytime at MusicRow.com or the magazine’s 17th Ave. S. headquarters in Nashville.
On Jan. 13 MusicRow affiliates, including subscribers and radio members, were emailed invitations to the event which leads up to Country Radio Seminar 2015.
About the artists performing at MusicRow’s 2015 Country Radio Meet & Greet and CountryBreakout Awards
Austin Webb (Streamsound Records): A Williamston, S.C. native, Austin Webb’s influence comes from Motown, R&B, rock, and retro country, including stars Guy Clark and Kris Kristofferson. Webb began writing poetry at nine years old and picked up a guitar at age 16. Following high school, he worked odd jobs to support touring up and down the East Coast. While nursing a broken heart on his first trip to Nashville, a chance meeting with Charlie Louvin at Waffle House led to him playing onstage with the Opry member. Then a demo from winning a South Carolina songwriting competition made its way into the hands of Grammy award-winning producer Byron Gallimore, who offered him a publishing deal. Webb’s Streamsound Records debut is due out later this year, featuring the stellar new single, “All Country On You,” and Top 40 “Slip On By.”
Chase Bryant (Red Bow Records): Chase Bryant’s heritage is defined by music. Raised in Orange Grove, TX (pop. 1,200), the 22-year-old’s grandfather played piano for Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings, and his uncles co-founded the ‘90s group Ricochet. The young songwriter was influenced by classic country, but his dreams of being a performer were solidified when he was introduced to the music of Sarah Buxton, Jedd Hughes and Keith Urban. Four years ago Bryant moved to Nashville, connecting with managers Neal Spielberg and Gene Dries. He also met Orbison’s widow, Barbara Orbison, and was her final addition to the roster of Still Working Music before her passing. A self-taught studio wiz, Bryant co-produced his Red Bow Records debut, including the guitar-shredding debut single “Take It On Back.” After being named to MusicRow’s 2015 Next Big Thing list, Bryant will maintain momentum into the summer as a guest on Tim McGraw’s tour.
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About the AuthorEric T. Parker oversees marketing initiatives and contributes editorial for MusicRow's print magazine, MusicRow.com, the RowFax tip sheet and the MusicRow CountryBreakout chart. He also facilitates annual events for the enterprise, including MusicRow Awards, CountryBreakout Awards and the Rising Women on the Row. [email protected] @EricTParker
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