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Jennifer Nettles, Justin Moore Rev It Up at Big Machine CRS Lunch Show

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Jennifer Nettles and Justin Moore cut loose with their hits as they headlined the Big Machine Label Group luncheon show at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 10). Newcomers Tara Thompson and Tucker Beathard along with Drake White also performed for the crowd of radio executives, media and industry members at the show from the Omni Hotel, hosted by Charles Esten of the Nashville TV series.

Tara kicked off the event and displayed both a confident swagger and stone-cold country voice, assuring her status as an artist to watch in 2016. She closed her set with her current single, the sassy and sizzling "Someone to Take Your Place," already garnering some significant radio play. Tucker Beathard, the son of top Nashville songwriter Casey Beathard, showed his chops with his debut single, the cleverly-written "Rock On."

Following the newcomers, Justin Moore stepped up to reprise his hits "Point at You," "'Til My last Day," "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away" and his first No. 1, "Small Town USA." The crowd roared in approval as Justin closed with his new single, "You Look Like I Need a Drink." After thanking country radio, Justin noted that he needed to leave becausse his daughter's birthday was tomorrow and "I gotta go bake some cupcakes."

Drake White drew a standing ovation following his emotion-rich performances of "Making Me Look Good Again" and his current single, "Living the Dream."

Jennifer Nettles, a recent signee to the Big Machine label, put the appropriate punctuation mark on the afternoon with her dynamic, energy-filled stage presence. Jennifer worked all sides of the stage as she sang her current hit "Unlove You," followed by her Sugarland standards "Baby Girl" and "Something More."

Country Radio Seminar wraps this evening with the always-anticipated New Faces of Country Music showcase.


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