CRS Reveals Lineup for 2016 New Faces of Country Music Show
The Brothers Osborne, Old Dominion and Chris Janson will also take the stage at the annual dinner showcase, set for Feb. 10, 2016. The New Faces of Country Music show closes out Country Radio Seminar every year and is one of the week's highlights -- both a showcase of the past year's breakout new talent and a big indicator of who is expected to have longevity and success in country music. Radio station employees vote on who will perform.
All five of this year's New Faces performers have seen big success in their young country careers: Ballerini's debut single, "Love Me Like You Mean It," reached No. 1 on Billboard's country charts and was certified gold, and the singer also nabbed two 2015 CMA Awards nominations. Cam's "Burning House" has, quite simply, been burning up country radio; it has also been certified gold. The Brothers Osborne have earned three consecutive Top 40 hits; Old Dominion's "Break Up With Him" shot to No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart; and Janson's "Buy Me a Boat," Summer 2015's surprise hit, also notched gold status.
Artists who have played the New Faces of Country Music show in the past include the Band Perry (2011), the Zac Brown Band (2009), Miranda Lambert (2007), Dierks Bentley (2004), Faith Hill and Tim McGraw (1994), Vince Gill (1985), George Strait (1982) and many more. Last year's show featured Sam Hunt, Frankie Ballard, Cole Swindell, Eric Paslay and Maddie & Tae.
CRS 2016 is scheduled to take place Feb. 8-10, 2016, in Nashville. More information is available at the official Country Radio Seminar website.