Jetset Getset to Perform at Tootsie's, 3/1
When radio station representatives, record executives, and performers gather in Nashville for the Country Radio Seminar (CRS) February 27 - March 1, among many up-and-coming musical groups vying for attention will be Jetset Getset. The teen band, recently named by the Country Music Association on the list of "Who New to Watch in 2013," will perform at the historic Tootsie's Orchid Lounge on Friday, March 1, from noon until 2:00 p.m.
"CRS is the biggest country radio event of the year in Nashville," said Kelli Jette, manager of Jetset Getset,. "Artists come from all over, hoping to get radio stations to play their music. It's not easy to get into the downtown clubs during CRS week, so we feel very fortunate to be invited to perform at Tootsie's."
Established in 1960, Tootsie's has long been a popular hangout for country singers and songwriters, among them Kris Kristofferson, Tom T. Hall, Hank Cochran, Mel Tillis, Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline and many more. Roger Miller reportedly wrote the classic song "Dang Me" at Tootsie's, and Willie Nelson got his first job as a songwriter after a record executive discovered him singing there.
The Tootsie's appearance will be Jetset Getset's second club show in Nashville, since performing at Hard Rock Cafe last December. The Indiana-based group recently released the album "Saturday Night" (Playback Records), the title track of which has been receiving increasing airplay. Fronted by singers Sadie Loveland, Tori Little and Avery Eliason, Jetset Getset has been compared by some critics to a younger version of the Dixie Chicks. Although their concert at Tootsie's is not sponsored by Country Radio Seminar, it is one of many such performances by new artists hoping to make an impression during a week when Nashville will be bustling with radio station programmers from around the world.
The Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to promote the country music industry, with an emphasis on radio programming and marketing. In addition to seminars, the event will include an impressive lineup of country-music stars, including Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Vince Gill, Dustin Lynch, Scotty McCreery, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves, Josh Turner and Greg Bates.
Receiving the 2013 CRS President's Award will be Academy of Country Music CEO Bob Romeo, for his contribution to the development and marketing of the Country Radio Seminar and his accomplishments in the country radio industry. CRS will also honor country recording legend George Strait by inducting him into the Country Hall of Fame.
The Country Radio Seminar will take place February 27-March 1 at the Nashville Convention Center. Jetset Getset will perform at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, 422 Broadway, on March 1 from noon-2:00 p.m. More information is available at www.Tootsies.net or by calling 615-726-0463.
More information about the Country Radio Seminar is available at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com. Information about Jetset Getset is available at www.JetsetGetset.com.