The anticipation builds as more artists join the lineup for the CRS 50th Anniversary Opening Day Luncheon, hosted by Warner Music Nashville. Dan + Shay are the latest act to be added to the list, which includes previously announced artists Blake Shelton, Devin Dawson, Morgan Evans, Chris Janson, Cody Johnson, Ashley McBryde, and Cole Swindell.
GRAMMY-nominated duo Dan + Shay debuted atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with their self-titled third studio album the same week that its lead single “Tequila” reached No.1 on the Country Airplay chart, marking the first time since 2009 that a duo or group has topped both charts simultaneously. Their Platinum-certified single “Speechless” recently followed with a four-week No. 1 at country radio and a nine-week reigning run on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The single has sold upwards of 1.5 million track equivalents, including more than 205 million streams. “Speechless” follows the Double Platinum-certified viral hit “Tequila,” written by Smyers, Jordan Reynolds and Nicolle Galyon, which became their first multi-week country radio No. 1 and is currently nominated for the GRAMMY Awards’ “Best Country Duo/Group Performance” and “Best Country Song.” They’ve performed the global smash, which has accumulated 379 million on-demand streams, on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Ellen, the CMA Fest concert special, the 53rd ACM Awards, TODAY Summer Concert Series, the CMT Music Awards and the 52nd CMA Awards. With “Tequila” and “Speechless,” Dan + Shay boast the two of the five most-streamed country songs of 2018, and they recently became the only duo ever to hold the top two spots on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart simultaneously for six consecutive weeks.
The skyrocketing pair made SoundScan recorded history as the first new country duo to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart with their Gold-certified first album, Where It All Began, featuring the No. 1 single “Nothin’ Like You” and the Platinum-certified “19 You + Me.” The breakout duo followed up with 2016’s Obsessed, which produced two more No. 1 hits with the Gold-certified “How Not To” and the Platinum-certified “From The Ground Up.” Dan + Shay sold out every date of their headlining UK to start 2019 and will kick off their already sold-out “Dan + Shay The Tour” in March.
Blake Shelton will headline the luncheon that kick-offs what is expected to be one of the most celebrated Country Radio Seminars to date. To be held Feb. 13, the Warner Music Nashville luncheon will take place in the Broadway Ballroom (CRS Performance Hall) at Omni Nashville, beginning at Noon.
The $699 final registration rate for Country Radio Seminar’s 50th Anniversary Event (CRS 2019) is available at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com. Single-day passes are also being made available for $200 per pass and are limited to two-day passes per person. Day passes are only available on-site.