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Eric Church

Country Radio Seminar has announced EMI Nashville’s Eric Church as the keynote speaker during a rare and exclusive Q&A session, set for 4pm CT on Thursday, February 20that Nashville’s Omni Hotel during Country Radio Seminar (CRS 2020).

CRB/CRS President of the Board, Kurt Johnson, comments, “As if CRS 2020 wasn’t already star-studded—Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood—the addition of Eric Church ups the ante for sure. You can bet I’ll be front and center to take in this amazing, intimate conversation with a modern Country music legend.”

Registration for Country Radio Seminar (CRS 2020) will increase from $599 to $649 starting Thursday, Oct. 17.  Registrations are available for purchase at

There are only 20 weeks left until the 3-day event, and more talent, panels, and events will be released over the coming weeks.  Already released agenda highlights include: A Conversation With Miranda Lambert; the “CRS Artist Interview” with Capitol Nashville’s Carrie Underwood; Rascal Flatts appearing at Rascal Flatts: 20 Years Of Country Radio Success; and Kenny Chesney headlining this year’s Warner Music Nashville Kickoff Luncheon, where he will be joined by several artists from the Warner Music Nashville (WMN) family.

Country Radio Seminar is the premier educational and networking event for Country radio and music industry professionals, offering attendees access to informative panels, countless valuable networking opportunities, prominent speakers, research presentations and intimate performances from some of today’s biggest stars and emerging artists.  Panels at CRS 2020 will cover a broad range of topics relevant to today’s Country radio industry, including social media and digital innovations, PPM, brand strategies, leadership skills, consumer research studies, the relationships and economics of the radio and record industries and much more.


About Eric Church: The three-time Country Music Association and six-time Academy of Country Music Award winner released his highly-anticipated album Desperate Man atop the Billboard Country Albums chart in late 2018, earning praise as one of the year’s top albums by American Songwriter, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Stereogum, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, USA Today and Vulture, among others. The album, featuring his most recent No. 1 hit “Some Of It,” also debuted at No. 5 on the all-genre Billboard 200. Rolling Stone describes it as “classic Church: expertly crafted and country-radio-friendly, while also pushing boundaries in a way that sounds natural and unforced” and American Songwriter notes that it “sublimates the pain of a tumultuous year into his most adventuresome album yet.” Church also returned to the road this year for his critically-acclaimed Double Down Tour, with back-to-back nights of two unique shows sans-opening act giving fans 6+ hours of his iconic music in each city. The tour recently featured a massive stop at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, where he broke the venue’s concert attendance record with more than 56,000 fans just two weeks before awing the same stadium’s audience with a 30-minute, solo acoustic CMA Fest set featuring a medley of 17 hits. For more information visit and follow on Facebook and Twitter @ericchurch and on Instagram @ericchurchmusic.