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Country Radio Seminar Announces the Return of “Paddle Royale” Ping Pong Tournament at CRS 2024

Nashville, TN – February 16, 2024) Country Radio Seminar (CRS) is thrilled to announce the return of the highly anticipated “Paddle Royale” 16-player Ping Pong Tournament. Paddle Royale, which has been growing each year, with over 800 in attendance last year, is expected to be one of the many fun highlights of CRS 2024. Players include artists Kane Brown, Jelly Roll, Sam Hunt, Russell Dickerson, Tyler Hubbard, returning Champion Chris Lane and industry executives Kurt Bardella (Morning Hangover), Johnny Chiang (SiriusXM / Pandora), Michelle Kammerer (Amazon Music), Annie Ortmeier (Triple Tigers Records), Jackie Tigue (iHeart), Jay Williams (WME), Kristen Williams (Warner Music Nashville)and more to be announced! 


Tennessee Titans play-by-play man Mike Keith returns to call the action, and will be joined by Rob & Holly from Audacy WYCD/Detroit, providing sideline reporting.


The tournament will take place on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, immediately following “Amazon Music Presents: Country Heat” at the Omni Nashville Hotel’s Legends D-G on the second floor. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., and the tournament starts at 9:00 p.m.


The Prime Ministers of Pong, George Couri and Tim Roberts are leading the charge on fun once again! 


Roberts states, “This is the true test of success in the music business. We serve it up, care about spins, and we don’t settle for anything less than #1!” 


Couri adds, “No music, no panels. Just getting our industry together to have fun and get silly. This thing gets bigger every year, and we are going to make the spectacle of it all even bigger this time.”


For comprehensive details regarding the three-day CRS 2024 event, consult the official CRS 2024 mobile app. Download it via the App Store by searching for “CRS2024” or Google Play by searching “Country Radio Seminar 2024.”  


On-site registration will be available at the Omni Hotel Nashville starting on February 27, at the rate of $749. For more information, please visit

About Country Radio Seminar (CRS): Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. CRS 2024 is set for February 28-March 1, 2024 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Registration for Country Radio Seminar is available for purchase at 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 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1969 to bring radio broadcasters from around the world together with the Country Music Industry to ensure the vitality and promote growth in the Country Radio format.