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Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen + More Perform During Annual CRS Sony Boat Show

Boat Show
Alan Poizner

Thursday night (Feb. 23), Sony Music Nashville held their annual concert from the General Jackson Show Boat during Nashville’s CRS (Country Radio Seminar) conference on the waters of the Cumberland River.

The night consisted of an all-star lineup including Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Jake Owen, Sara Evans, Josh Thompson, Tyler Farr, Love and Theft, Casey James, Kix Brooks and Kristen Kelly, and was co-hosted by GAC’s Storme Warren (along with the help of Evans and Pickler.)

Radio peeps and key personnel in the music industry packed the boat while the stars took the stage to play some of their big hits and new singles, including Owen’s performances of his latest hit-on-the-rise, ‘Alone With You’ and his recent chart-topping single ‘Barefoot Blue Jean Night.’ Pickler treated the crowd to new tunes from her ‘100 Proof’ album, including ‘Stop Cheatin’ on Me,’ while Evans sang a selection of her career hits like ‘Suds in the Bucket.’ Thompson shined with his two performances of his latest single, ‘Comin’ Around,’ as well as his Top 15 hit ‘Way Out Here.’

The night also allowed some fresh faces to take advantage of the spotlight and to show what they are all about, including Kelly and Farr. While he is certainly no newcomer to country music, Brooks took the stage as well, premiering some of what’s to come from him as a first-time solo artist since the retirement of Brooks and Dunn.

Underwood took the stage as the final performance, where she gave a first listen of her new single, ‘Good Girl,’ which was added to country radio immediately following the boat show. The show also included a special collaboration on The Rascals’ hit ‘Good Lovin” which Underwood, Brooks, Kelly, Evans and Owen all performed together to bring the night to an end.

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