Keith Urban has been announced as a Country Radio Seminar 2015 featured speaker. The event, Keith Urban: Being Present, is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at 3 p.m. during the annual convention, which takes place at the Nashville Convention Center.
Radio consistently says Keith Urban is known for ‘being present.” He was one of the first to tear down the walls between the artist and their live audience. Being present has been his calling card. This is a very important topic for not only on-air talent and programmers who now have multiple jobs, multiple air shifts, and management responsibilities. It is relevant to everyone in today’s business environment who must be proficient in multi-tasking with many individuals. When your life has many different facets you need to manage. It’s how you’re present in “that moment,” with an employee, listener, business colleague, and your audience.
“This will be a definitive ‘memorable moment’ for all of us this year: having this incredible talent address this most critical skill in today’s hectic professional business environment, with far reaching effect on one’s ability to communicate,” says CRS Executive Director, Bill Mayne. “Urban is one of the first artists to have literally broken down the separation that can exist even on the concert stage. Not only has he been leaving the stage, to join his audiences for years, he was the first artist that I’ve ever seen, whose stage literally bled into the crowd, with no barrier of any kind – no doubt entirely by design.”
Mayne continues, “Keith is one of the most impressive and successful artists of our time. There’s no doubt that both the musician and the man have set the standard for the way any artist’s relationship should be with his or her fans. His ability to connect on a human level whether in person or through his music is unprecedented. Radio air talent and programmers are unanimous when referring to Urban’s uncanny ability to connect with people. It is genuine, heartfelt and authentic. Through the years we have all seen how Keith conducts himself during backstage visits both with fans and industry personnel.”
Keith Urban: Being Present is sponsored by BMI at CRS 2015 and is one of many highlights scheduled for CRS 2015.
Registrations for Country Radio Seminar are available for purchase through www.CountryRadioSeminar.com or by calling the CRS offices at 615-327-4487. Friday, Oct. 31 marks the deadline to purchase $399 Early Bird registrations for Country Radio Seminar 2015. The regular rate will take effect on Nov. 1, increasing registrations to $499 per person.