The Pressure’s On

Each year a select few new country artists, those who have made considerable impact throughout the previous year, are showcased at the annual Country Radio Seminar’s New Faces Show in March. In the past, the New Faces Show has helped launch the careers of The Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw, Lonestar, Mary Chapin Carpenter and many other acts. This year’s New Faces lineup, which will perform for some 2,000 radio industry decision makers, includes Andy Griggs, Montgomery Gentry, Brad Paisley, SHeDAISY and Keith Urban. The event will be held at the conclusion of CRS-2000 on Saturday, March 4, at the Nashville Convention Center. In years prior, each of the selected acts performed just two songs. Under a newly-revised format, each artist will have 20 minutes stage time. After a four-year hiatus, Nashville music executive Charlie Monk will return to host the event.