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Lambert, Little Big Town, Owen, Rucker highlight CRB shows

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 – Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, Little Big Town and Darius Rucker will be among the acts playing at the annual Country Radio Broadcasters luncheon in March.

The shows are sponsored by the Sony Music Nashville and Capitol Nashville label. Another luncheon will be sponsored by new label Golden Music and will feature performances by Benton Blount and Williams Riley Band. The events will be held in Nashville March 4-6.

"These luncheons have become an annual high point of the Country Radio Seminar," says CRB Executive Director Ed Salamon. "We are pleased to have Sony Music Nashville and Capitol Nashville back as returning sponsors and would like to welcome Golden Music as a first-time sponsor of our Wednesday luncheon."

Blount, a North Carolina native, did not pick up a guitar or a microphone until he was 18 years old. More than 10 years later, however, Benton has made a career out of performing and writing music. He plans to release his debut album and begin touring this summer.

Steve Williams got his first break in the music business through singer Edwin McCain, who introduced the Larose, La. native to producer Noel Golden. Together, the two recorded Williams' debut album, which features contributions from a diverse lineup of musicians, including rock guitarist Slash, country artist Bryan White, and singer-songwriter McCain.

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