MusicRow held its 10th Annual CRS Meet & Greet and CountryBreakout Awards yesterday with performances by JT Hodges, The McClymonts, and Marlee Scott as well as a special appearance from Joanna Smith.
The invitation-only event at Margaritaville in downtown Nashville served as an unofficial kick-off to Country Radio Seminar, which began at the Nashville Convention Center today (Feb. 22).
Awards based on CountryBreakout Chart airplay were presented to Independent Artist of the Year, Eric Lee Beddingfield; Label of the Year, Capitol Records Nashville; Breakout Artist of the Year, Thompson Square; Artist of the Year, Brad Paisley. WPPL/Blue Ridge, GA PD Jim Quinton was presented with the editorial CountryBreakout Reporter of the Year. An in-depth profile of each recipient is featured in the February/March 2012 MusicRow print magazine.