Country Radio Broadcasters award Aldean for charitable efforts
Jason Aldean has been named Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) 2022 Artist Humanitarian Award recipient. Aldean will be recognized with the Artist Humanitarian Award during CRS Honors Wednesday, February 23rd at 2 pm CT at the annual CRS conference in Nashville. Following his award presentation, Aldean will reveal the Country Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2022 inductees, who will be honored during the annual Country Radio Hall of Fame Ceremony on June 30th at the Virgin Hotel.
Kicking off CRS Honors will be a special performance of the National Anthem by Big Machine Record’s Callista Clark. Clark was recently named an iHeartCountry On The Verge Artist, and her debut single, “It’s ‘Cause I Am,” has entered the Top 20 as country radio’s most successful new artist debut of 2021. CRS 2022 marks Clark’s first-ever appearance at Country Radio Seminar. Musically Fed is a sponsor of CRS Honors.
“Jason Aldean doesn’t have to brag about his songs or his concert tours,” shares CRS/CRB Board President Kurt Johnson. “They speak for themselves. He also doesn’t call attention to his massive philanthropic work. So we will. Join us at CRS as we shine a light on all the good that Jason does and the good people he supports.”
While many of Aldean’s efforts are removed from the public eye, his charitable acts have gained recognition throughout the years. Aldean has contributed to numerous organizations over the course of his career, including Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olsen Children’s Hospital, GA’s Children’s Hospital, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, ACM Lifting Lives, Red Cross, and more. In his hometown of Macon, Georgia, Aldean raised over $2 million for Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olsen Children’s Hospital, GA’s Children’s Hospital. GA’s Children’s Hospital is the region’s only dedicated pediatric facility, serving Central and South Georgia, enhancing the lives of children through patient care, research, and education.
Aldean is also an avid supporter toward the fight against breast cancer, putting the spotlight on Susan G. Komen chapters across the country. For over a decade he has supported the foundation, raising more than $4.1 million through ticket sales and events. Aldean’s support however, doesn’t stop there, as he has contributed to countless causes over the years, rallying around children’s causes, veterans and first responders, struggling working class families, and his unsung connection to those affected by the tragedy at Las Vegas’s Route 91 Festival. In 2021, Aldean funded the six-day triumph over tragedy workshop, led by the onsite foundation at their emotional wellness retreat center in Tennessee. It is the first of its kind, specifically designated for those who were at Route 91 Harvest music festival.
The CRB Artist Humanitarian Award was created in 1990 by the organization’s board to honor those Country music artists who have exhibited exceptional humanitarian efforts during their career. Past recipients include Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Lady A, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Trace Adkins, Randy Owen, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Reba, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, and Charlie Daniels, among others.