Little Big Town Added To CRS 2014

Little Big Town “Perseverance” Panel Added To CRS 2014 Agenda
Bob Kingsley To Conduct Session Interview
(Nashville, Tenn. – Dec. 11, 2013) – 2013 CMA Vocal Group of the Year,
Little Big Town
, will present a panel about perseverance in the country music industry at
CRS 2014. Bob Kingsley will conduct an interview with the band throughout the session, which will take place Feb.19 in the
Nashville Convention Center.
Big Town embodies the definition of perseverance, with their
“steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in
achieving success.” During the panel, they will share stories about
their perseverance as a band, which eventually landed them a #1 album, 2
#1 singles, a Grammy Award and ACM/CMA Vocal Group of the Year.
Throughout their career, the group, made up of members Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet,
have stuck together through several challenging label changes. They
received their first record deal with Mercury Nashville Records before
moving to Sony’s Monument Records, where they released their debut
album. From there, the band went from the small independent label,
Equity Music Group, to their current label, Capitol Records, which was
later taken over by major label, Universal Music Group.
an honor to be asked to be a part of CRS this year and especially the
chance to share some of our story as a band through the last 14 years,”
said Little Big Town. “It’s definitely been about perseverance for us.”
every challenge the band has had, they’ve continued to establish and
develop so many relationships and give back in so many ways,” said Bob
Kingsley.  “Their ability to adapt to situations and stay ahead is a
hard feat, and one that we can all learn from.”
2014 will include more than 20 educational panels and industry-leading
speakers, including “Cracking the Code: Using Data to Discover the
Hits,” “Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, Beats: It’s Their Country, Too,”
“Marketing On A Shoestring Budget,” “Would You Like Sales Prospects to
Call You?” and more.
CRS 2014 agenda highlights include two major research presentations
(sponsored by CMA and CRS), three label luncheons and performances,
Acoustic Alley (sponsored by Bob Kingsley), the CRS keynote address, the
popular New Faces of Country Music Dinner and Performance (co-sponsored
by MDA and ACM) and much more.
2014 will be held Feb. 19-21, 2014 in downtown Nashville, Tenn. at the
Nashville Convention Center.  The $499 regular registration rate is
still available and can be purchased at

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. CRS 2014 will be held Feb. 19-21, 2014, in downtown Nashville,
Tenn., at the Nashville Convention Center. The regular rate of $499 is
now in effect. The on site registration rate will be announced closer to
the event. Visit for more information.

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