Stars Shine at Universal Music Group’s CRS Show

Eric Church, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley and Little Big Town Play for Radio Programmers

Country’s biggest stars plus country’s biggest radio programmers and personalities at an all-star, midday concert? You could call it the ultimate power lunch.

Eric Church, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley and many more. Once again, Universal Music Group knows how to bring out the big guns to the delight of attendees at the annual Country Radio Seminar in downtown Nashville.

The beloved concert/box lunch special is a chance to introduce country radio’s gatekeepers to new music from rising stars and seasoned veterans.

From newcomers like Mickey Guyton to perennial favorites like the incomparable Vince Gill, the experience at the Ryman Auditorium on Thursday (Feb. 26) was one audience members will likely remember for years to come.

Josh Turner opened the show with his current single “Lay Low,” while Kip Moore followed with his latest, “I’m to Blame,” quipping to the audience, “I have to follow Luther Vandross,” on the subject of taking the stage after the bellowing vocals of Turner.

Kacey Musgraves looked darling and divine in a vintage dress as she served up her next single — the delightfully cheeky and real “Biscuits.” The house was cheering from the first chorus. Can you blame them? With a line like “mind your own biscuits and life will be gravy,” carbohydrates and real-talk have never sounded so good.

Peyton Hoge
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