Dierks Bentley has been announced as Monday’s featured speaker (February 5th from 4 – 5:00 p.m.) for CRS 2018, set for Februay 5th through 7th in Nashville.
The conversation will spotlight Bentley’s rise to superstardom built by following his own path and not trends, ultimately celebrating a career built on the combination of commercial success and critical acclaim. The CRS 2018 Artist Humanitarian Award presentation will take place during the CRS Opening Ceremonies, prior to Bentley’s conversation.

Emmylou Harris will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy this summer (dates TBA). Other honorees are Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Louis Jordan, the Meters, Queen and Tina Turner.