Thomas Rhett To Headline “Amazon Music Presents: Country Heat at CRS”

Lineup for 5th annual event includes performances by Frank Ray, Lily Rose, Conner Smith, and Morgan Wade

If you want to know who will be getting all the press & play in the coming year, then look no further than CRS where these decisions are being made.

The much-anticipated talent lineup has been released for the 5th annual “Amazon Music Presents: Country Heatat CRS.” The show, to be held Feb. 23, will be headlined by Thomas Rhett, and will also feature performances by Frank Ray, Lily Rose, Conner Smith, and Morgan Wade. The evening will be hosted by Nashville insiders, Kelly Sutton and Amber Anderson of Amazon Music’s original podcast, Country Heat Weekly.

“We’re thrilled to bring Country Heat back to CRS this year,” said Michelle Tigard Kammerer, Head of Country Music for Amazon Music. “We’ve curated a lineup leading with superstar, Thomas Rhett, and featuring four stars on the rise who were also selected as 2022 Artists to Watch by our programming team, and we can’t wait for attendees to watch.”

Thomas Rhett has had 18 multi-PLATINUM and GOLD-certified No. 1 hits, 12 BILLION streams and the longest current active streak of consecutive No. 1s in the format (Mediabase/Country Aircheck Chart).

The “Amazon Music Presents: Country Heat at CRS” showcase will take place from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Omni Nashville Hotel’s Broadway Ballroom and will close out the first day of Country Radio Seminar (CRS) 2022. “Country Heat” is the ultimate Amazon Music playlist for today’s country music fan, updated each week to feature a mixture of country hits and breaking singles from both new and established acts. Last fall, Amazon Music announced that its global music brand Country Heat had surpassed 13 billion streams in the U.S. since its first station launched in October 2016.

 “Amazon Music Presents: Country Heat at CRS” is one of many exciting events scheduled to take place during CRS 2022. Some of this year’s agenda highlights include a full-day Streaming Summit, eighteen informative panels, six “CRS Heads of State” sessions, four mentoring breakfasts, three label-sponsored luncheons, a featured artist interview with Blake Shelton, “Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley,”the annual New Faces of Country Music® Show, and much more.  

Registration for CRS 2022 is $649 per person and is open and available for purchase at will be held Wednesday, February 23 through February 25, 2022.  Single-day passes are also being made available. Single-day passes (limited to two-day passes per person) will be $249. Day passes include access to panels, speakers, luncheons, and networking destinations on the day of pass purchase, with the exception of Friday’s New Faces of Country Music show.  Day passes will only be available for purchase on-site.  

Everyone attending CRS 2022 will be required to provide documentation of full COVID-19vaccinations or a negative COVID test result, to be completed within 48-hours of arrival at the event.  If attendees cannot provide either, rapid antigen and PCR tests will be available upon arrival and conducted on-site at no cost to attendees.  CRB has engaged the services of 3P America for end-to-end digital compliance, using its mobile-based, proprietary application, 3P Smart Verify.  

The official mobile app for Country Radio Seminar will be available for download on mobile devices in the coming weeks. The CRS 2022 app provides attendees with an expanded CRS agenda, session descriptions, speaker bios, artists performing, integrated calendar upgrades, and other event news.

For more information, visit and follow CRS on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Additional information can be obtained by calling 615-327-4487.

About Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc ®: The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc ® is a 501 © 3 non-profit organization founded in 1969 to bring radio broadcasters worldwide together with the Country Music Industry to ensure vitality and promote growth in the Country Radio format.

About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention that gathers key business leaders in various radio and music industry fields, featuring presentations on best business practices, emerging technology, personal career development, and new music showcases. CRS 2022 will be held February 23-25, 2022, at Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

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