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.