The Warren Brothers and Thomas Rhett to Co-Headline CRS 2013’s WCRS Live!

The Warren Brothers and Thomas Rhett to Co-Headline CRS 2013’s WCRS Live!
CRS songwriter showcase sponsored by BMI and Country Aircheck
(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 22, 2013) – Country Radio Seminar is proud to announce songwriters The Warren Brothers (Brad and Brett) and Thomas Rhett as co-headliners of CRS 2013’s WCRS Live! songwriter showcase, which will take place Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.
The event, WCRS Live!: “Brad,
Brett & Thomas Rhett,” is sponsored by BMI and Country Aircheck, and
will take place from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT on the second floor of
the Nashville Convention Center during Country Radio Seminar.
“Enter this showcase at your own risk….
these three BMI songwriters could possibly tear the house down,”
commented Jody Williams, Vice President of Writer/Publisher at BMI. 
“Thomas Rhett’s rocket ship has already taken off.  He’s going to be a
big part of country radio’s future.  And Brad and Brett Warren continue
to write groundbreaking music for the format.  BMI is very excited
to represent these talented and entertaining hit songwriters.  This
year’s line-up at WCRS live should be a blast.”   
Country Aircheck’s Lon Helton adds, “WCRS Live!
is a CRS bellwether and always one of the most anticipated sessions of
the year. It’s an honor and privilege to partner with BMI in presenting
Country’s finest songwriters and artists in the most intimate of
This year’s event will will be held on
Wednesday prior to the CRS Artist/Attendee Welcome Reception.  This is
different than in previous years when it was scheduled on the Thursday
of the seminar.  All CRS attendees can attend.
The WCRS Live! showcase is one of
the performance highlights each year at Country Radio Seminar, held Feb.
27-Mar. 1, 2013, in downtown Nashville.  Last year’s lineup featured
Matraca Berg, Natalie Hemby and Lori McKenna.
For more information on CRS 2013, visit  $499 registration is currently available online at or by contacting the Country Radio Broadcasters at (615) 327-4487.
About The Warren Brothers: Since
2003, Brett and Brad Warren have been earning praise for their work as
songwriters. From the initial buzz of Tim McGraw’s single, “Who Are
They?,” to co-writing with the likes of Lynyrd Skynrd and Toby Keith,
the brothers have helped pen a string of hits with Martina McBride and
Van Zant, and other popular acts before composing their first #1, “Feel
That Fire,” with Dierks Bentley in 2009.  Musicians themselves, the
brothers have played arena tours with superstars like Tim McGraw, Faith
Hill and Brooks & Dunn, and though the majority of their work is
done behind the scenes, the pair are most recognized for their
appearance on the CMT reality series, Barely Famous.
About Thomas Rhett: Hailing
from Valdosta, GA, music has been a part of twenty-two-year-old Thomas
Rhett’s life for as long as he can remember. He grew up in a musical
family watching father Rhett Akins work as an artist and a hit
songwriter. In high school, Thomas Rhett dabbled in songwriting and
playing guitar before forming a band with some friends. In 2010, while
still a student at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Thomas Rhett signed
his first publishing deal with EMI and shortly thereafter signed a
record contract with The Valory Music Co. He worked with famed producer
Jay Joyce on his debut album, which is due out this year and features
the Top 15 and climbing “Beer With Jesus” and his Top 15 debut single,
“Something To Do With My Hands.” As a songwriter, he has penned two
Jason Aldean cuts – “I Ain’t Ready To Quit” and “1994.” In February he
will join Aldean’s NIGHT TRAIN TOUR, being the first-ever
Country concert to play Fenway Park in Boston. Thomas Rhett has
previously toured with Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and
Brantley Gilbert among others.
About BMI:
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 more than
7.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 550,000
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. For additional
information and the latest BMI news, visit, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) Facebook page.
About Country Aircheck:
Established in 2006, Country Aircheck is the leading trade publication
covering Country radio and the music business. Its Mediabase-powered
chart is widely considered the “chart of record,” and daily, weekly and
quarterly editions – electronic and print – are read by thousands of
industry decision makers. A CRS partner and sponsor since the company’s
inception, Country Aircheck produces the seminar’s Daily Buzz,
smartphone app and the annual CRS/Country Aircheck Awards.
About CRS:  The Country
Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote
the exchange of ideas in the Country music industry.  Country Radio
Seminar is a registered trademark of Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.  CRS 2013 will be held February 27- March 1, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.  $499 registration is currently available through Feb. 15 at or by contacting the Country Radio Seminar at (615) 327-4487.

The Warren Brothers

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