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Gabby Barrett, Walker Hayes, Ryan Hurd & Lainey Wilson Among Nominees for CRS 2022 New Faces of Country Music Show

11 of country music’s rising stars have the chance to score one of the five coveted spots in a prestigious class.

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The New Faces of Country Music® Show is returning to Country Radio Seminar for its 53rd year and it’s one that shouldn’t be missed.

The 11 talented voices that will vie for the final five spots include Gabby Barrett, Priscilla Block, Blanco Brown, Callista Clark, Walker Hayes, Ryan Hurd, Parker McCollum, Niko Moon, Jameson Rogers, Elvie Shane, and Lainey WilsonWhile all deserve a spot in the “New Faces of Country Music” class, it will come down to the amount of votes each artist receives from industry executives involved in the programming, promotion, and distribution of country music, from the following types of companies: broadcast radio, satellite radio, television outlets, and digital service providers, while expressly excluding those with vested interests in individual artists or musical works such as labels, managers, agents, and publishers.

“These 11 artists represent a bright future for country music,” says Chuck Aly, CRB New Faces Committee chair in a recent press release. “They also give this year’s voters some very difficult choices to make.”

Voting for the Class of 2022 will be open to any individual who meets the above criteria beginning Monday, November 15 through Friday, November 19 at The five acts with the most votes will make up the lineup for the show. They will join a list of mega-talented artists who are now making strides in the genre, including last year’s Tenille Arts, Travis Denning, HARDY, Ashley McBryde, and Matt Stell.

Country Radio Seminar (CRS) 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, and you can learn more about the convention (and register for badges) by visiting their website here.

Are you happy with the finalists for the New Faces of Country Music® Show? Let us know by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or by sending us a tweet at @CS_Country.

To view Celeb Secrets Country’s CRS coverage from previous years, click here.

Written by Gracie Lowes

Gracie is an intern at Celeb Secrets who attends St Clair College. When she’s not reporting on the latest news, she enjoys watching tv shows and movies, reading, going to concerts and traveling.

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