Country Radio Seminar (CRS) is celebrating its 50th year to host the industry event where country music and the radio industry gather to exchange ideas, set trends, introduce brands, launch artists, and make decisions that affect every aspect of the genre’s future.
Warner Music Group held a luncheon with performances by Blake Shelton, new GRAMMY winners Dan + Shay, Chris Janson, Ashley McBryde, Devin Dawson, and more.
During the luncheon, Dierks Bentley presented Blake Shelton with CRS 2019 Artist Humanitarian Award.
Amazon Music presented a show later in the day where Zac Brown Band, Tenille Townes, King Calaway, Adam Hambrick, and HARDY. Zac Brown Band performed live for the first time their new song “God Given” and closed the show with Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
The highlight of the evening was when Garth Brooks performed a one-man acoustic show at Bridgestone Arena. A small stage was set up against the front row as Brooks shared songs that influenced him performing, “Don’t Close Your Eyes” “She Thinks I Still Care” “Against the Wind” and more. Brooks also played some of his biggest hits – “Friends in Low Places” “The Dance” and “That Summer” all while taking questions from the audience in between songs and sharing stories about his career. Brooks ended by saying, “Thank you for my life.”
See photos from the day below.