CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience is next week
Country Radio Seminar (CRS) has announced legendary artist, songwriter, producer and Bee Gees founding member, Sir Barry Gibb, and multi-award-winning artist, Brad Paisley, are scheduled to appear during CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience.
In an exclusive interview conducted by Variety Chief Music Critic and Features Editor Chris Willman, “A Conversation with Sir Barry Gibb,” sponsored by BMLG, will scratch the surface of Gibb’s 60-year career filled with commercial and critical music success as well as his new No. 1 album, Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers’ Songbook, Vol. 1, which was produced by Dave Cobb at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A. The discussion, which fans of every music genre will find fascinating, is scheduled for Thursday, February 18th at 2 pm CT.
Immediately following, at 3 pm CT, “So Much Cooler Online: A Conversation with Brad Paisley,” sponsored by CT40 with Fitz, will take place. When the world came to a halt in 2020, artists had to find new and creative ways to connect with their fans. Brad Paisley emerged as a forefront leader in creativity, thought, and authenticity. In a rare, guided interview conducted by best-selling author and pop culture pundit, David Wild, and television writer and producer, Phil Rosenthal, the conversation will dive into what inspired Paisley to reinvent how he connects with fans.
“The addition of Sir Barry Gibb and Brad Paisley will make an already impactful Thursday at CRS even more dynamic. Barry Gibb is on a short list of artists who transcend musical boundaries, and he’s done so for 60 years. Brad Paisley has been a creative and innovative voice in country music for two decades; in 2020, he reimagined and redefined how artists successfully engage with fans. These back-to-back conversations will be nothing short of fascinating,” says CRB/CRS Executive Director RJ Curtis comments.
CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience will be held Tuesday, February 16th through Friday, February 19th. The expanded, four-day CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience agenda offers attendees more than 14 educational sessions, four morning networking events, two lunchtime performances, four interactive workshops, “Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley” featuring Thomas Rhett and Guests, and, for the first time in CRS history, a New Faces of Country Music ticket with every registration.