Big & Rich to Receive CRS Artist Humanitarian Award

Big & Rich will be presented the Country Radio Broadcasters’ CRS 2013 Artist Humanitarian Award on Feb. 27 during the annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. The duo will be honored for their humanitarian efforts that range from visiting individual patients in hospitals to staging benefit concerts for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the 173rd Airborne Memorial Fund. They’ve also been involved in efforts to help underprivileged children and families in Uganda, Sudan, Haiti and Kenya and support numerous other charities, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Project Clean Water, the Special Olympics, Second Harvest Food Bank and the Nashville Symphony. Previous recipients of the Artist Humanitarian Award include Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Trace Adkins, Randy Owen, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire and Garth Brooks, among others. Country Radio Seminar, a gathering of radio programmers and executives, takes place Feb. 27-March 1.