Cam, Kelsea Ballerini and More Chosen for Country Radio Seminar New Faces Show
The New Faces of Country Music show at the annual Country Radio Seminar (CRS) convention is a highly-anticipated, highly coveted performance for country’s brightest rising stars, and 2016’s night is slated to be better than ever. CRS has now unveiled the five outstanding performers for the showcase: Cam, Kelsea Ballerini, Old Dominion, Brothers Osborne, and Chris Janson.
All five of these artists have had significant success already, from Ballerini’s CMA nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year, to Cam’s certified gold single “Burning House,” giving this show a lineup jam-packed with talent. Co-sponsored by the Academy of Country Music and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, the show closes out the seminar and will be held Feb. 10, 2016 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville. Tickets for the New Faces showcase are sold out, but viewing parties are being organized for overflow crowds, so fans can stay tuned for more information on the event site.
Old Dominion recently earned their first No. 1 hit with their single “Break Up with Him,” releasing their latest single “Snapback" soon after. Brothers Osborne are getting ready for the release of their debut full-length album Pawn Shop, slated to drop in January. Their most recent single “Stay a Little Longer” depicts the rough patches in a relationship and drew a little controversy for the appearance of a same-sex couple in its music video.
“We had a statement we wanted to make. It wasn’t love everybody,” John Osborne explains. "It was, ‘Oh, by the way, if you don’t agree with what they’re doing, love is hard for them, too. It’s hard for everybody.'”
Janson released his debut album, Buy Me a Boat, on Oct. 30 after spending more than a decade behind the scenes, writing songs for artists like Tim McGraw and Justin Moore. He released its title track independently, which hit No. 1, before joining Warner Music Nashville.
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