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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2012
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Country Music Artist John Rich Featured in 2012 Radio Show Super Session

WHAT:

John Rich, Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and producer, has been confirmed as a participant in the previously announced Radio Show Super Session entitled "The Relationship Between Music and Radio…We Need Each Other."

John Rich, one half of the multi-platinum country music duo Big & Rich, is releasing Hillbilly Jedi on September 18. Current single “That’s Why I Pray” climbed to 17 on the Mediabase chart. Rich is currently one of four mentors on CW’s show, The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep, and is one of People’s "Most Powerful People in the Music Industry." He is also the only artist to win ASCAP Songwriter of the Year in three consecutive years (2005, 2006, 2007).

WHEN:

Thursday, September 20
11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Radio Show
Hilton Anatole
Dallas, TX
SESSION DESCRIPTION: While the music industry's business model is evolving, radio remains the number one place for new music discovery in America. How can artists, record labels and radio work together to forge a new and lasting partnership built on mutual prosperity? Hear from trendsetters who are leading the way.
SESSION PARTICIPANTS:

Moderated by Rick Cummings, president, programming, Emmis Communications

Scott Borchetta, president, CEO and founder, Big Machine Label Group

Dan Mason, president/CEO, CBS Radio

Tom Poleman, president, National Programming Platforms, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment

John Rich, Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and producer

About the Radio Show
The 2012 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 19-21 in Dallas. This year's show brings radio broadcasters and industry colleagues together to share knowledge, discover the latest innovations, network with industry leaders and explore creative business strategies to help radio flourish in the digital age. To learn more about the 2012 Radio Show, visit www.radioshowweb.com.

News media registration is now available for the Radio Show.

About RAB
The Radio Advertising Bureau serves more than 6,000 member Radio stations in the U.S. and over 1,000 member networks, representative firms, broadcast vendors, and international organizations. RAB leads and participates in educational, research, sales, and advocacy programs that promote and advance Radio as a primary advertising medium. Learn more at www.rab.com.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.