Rascal Flatts to Receive Artist Humanitarian Award at Country Radio Seminar

Rascal Flatts have been named the recipient of the CRS 2012 Artist Humanitarian Award to be presented at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville on Feb. 22. The award was created in 1990 to honor country artists who have exhibited exceptional humanitarian efforts during their career. Past recipients include Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Trace Adkins, Randy Owen, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks and Charlie Daniels, among others. Band members Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney have been active in charitable contributions and humanitarian endeavors throughout their career. In 2010, they donated $3 million to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s Pediatric Surgery Center in Nashville. They currently serve as celebrity spokespersons for the national suicide prevention organization, The Jason Foundation, and have been members of the American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet for the past seven years. Country Radio Seminar, a private event attracting radio programmers and personalities from throughout the nation, takes place Feb. 22-24 at the Nashville Convention Center.