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Merle Haggard, Heidi Newfield Meet Radio

Merle Haggard, Heidi Newfield Meet Radio

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March 2, 2009 — Downtown Nashville will be crowded with country singers and influential broadcasters this week as the 40th annual Country Radio Seminar gets underway.

Merle HaggardThe centerpiece of the conference has radio programmers and decision makers from all over the U.S. descending on Music City to network, share information and get new ideas for their stations during three days of panel discussions and presentations.

But CRS wouldn’t exist without the music, and artists and record companies always intersect with the guys who play — or decide not to play — their music. Several acts, including Merle Haggard and the Zac Brown Band, will receive awards. And plenty more — from Heidi Newfield to Little Big Town to Kellie Pickler — will perform during official and unofficial CRS events.

It’s wall-to-wall activity, so if your local morning man sounds extremely tired next week, it might be less from getting up early than from never going to sleep!

Among the attractions:

• Merle will receive a Career Achievement Award during the DJ and Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Tuesday night.

Article from Great American Country website.

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