CRS Announces 2020 New Faces of Country Music Lineup
The Country Radio Seminar has revealed the lineup for the CRS 2020 New Faces of Country Music show. The much-coveted slots for the career-making performance went to Ingrid Andress, Morgan Evans, Riley Green, Runaway June, and Mitchell Tenpenny.
“This is an outstanding class of New Faces, representing some of the most exciting up-and-coming artists in our format," CRB/CRS President of the Board Kurt Johnson says in a press release. "It’s truly one the best moments of the year for country radio —careers are made on the spot. Not to be missed!"
Andress scored a Top 20 hit with her 2019 debut single, "More Hearts Than Mine," while Evans scored a No. 3 hit with his 2017 song, "Kiss Somebody," and followed it up with "Day Drunk," which landed at No. 21 in 2018. His current single is "Diamonds," from an upcoming project.
Green — a 2019 Taste of Country RISER — scored a breakthrough hit in 2018 with "There Was This Girl," and is currently at country radio with a powerful song titled "I Wish Grandpas Never Died." Runaway June are former ToC RISERS who broke into the Top 10 in 2018 with "Buy My Own Drinks" and spent much of 2019 on the road with Carrie Underwood on her Cry Pretty Tour 360. Tenpenny hit No. 2 with "Drunk Me" in 2018 and followed it up with "Alcohol You Later."
The annual Country Radio Seminar brings together radio programmers, artists, labels, journalists and other country music insiders for three days of panels, networking, performances, interviews and more, and gives artists and labels a chance to preview the new music they've got coming for the year. CRS helps set the agenda in the country music industry for the rest of the year, and inclusion in the New Faces show has been a rite of passage for virtually every country artist who goes on to become a superstar.
CRS 2020 is set to run from Feb. 19-21 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville. The New Faces of Country Music showcase is the capstone of the event, taking place on the final night of the seminar.
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