Jason Aldean To Receive Artist Humanitarian Award
Country Radio Broadcasters just revealed that Jason Aldean has been named the recipient of the 2022 Artist Humanitarian Award. The…
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Country Radio Broadcasters just revealed that Jason Aldean has been named the recipient of the 2022 Artist Humanitarian Award.
The Georgia native will receive the honor during the upcoming Country Radio Seminar in Nashville on Wednesday, February 23 at 2 p.m. CT.
“Jason Aldean doesn’t have to brag about his songs or his concert tours. 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,” CRS/CRB Board President Kurt Johnson shared in a statement.
Since his rise to fame, Aldean has supported numerous organizations, 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.
The “Trouble With A Heartbreak” singer raised more than $2 million for Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olsen Children’s Hospital, GA’s Children’s Hospital in his hometown of Macon. 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.
Additionally, Aldean is a longtime supporter of Susan G. Komen chapters across the country, raising over $4.1 million through ticket sales and events in the past decade. He’s also contributed to charities supporting children, veterans and first responders, working-class families and more.
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.
According to a press release, 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.
Country Radio Seminar, a three-day educational event that gathers key business leaders in various radio and music industry fields, is set to take place February 23-25, 2022.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.