Multi-Platinum entertainer Jason Aldean has been named Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) 2022 Artist Humanitarian Award recipient.
CRS/CRB Board President Kurt Johnson commented, “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.”
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. Watch Aldean speak to Robin Roberts about Breast Cancer Awareness here. 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.
Jason Aldean will be recognized with the Artist Humanitarian Award during CRS Honors Wednesday, February 23 at 2 p.m. CT. 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 30, 2022, 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.
ABOUT JASON ALDEAN: Multi-Platinum entertainer Jason Aldean has learned a thing or two about the music he has made over the past 16 years, but as far as he’s come, Aldean always looks back home to Macon, Georgia. Both where he is from and how far he has taken his signature sound is reflected throughout his 10th studio album MACON, GEORGIA, which launched with the collection’s recent multi-week No. One “If I Didn’t Love You” and “exhibits Aldean’s dynamic approach to Country music” (American Songwriter). Over the course of the following months, Aldean will continue to deliver new songs leading into the full release of all 30 tracks – 20 new and at least one live hit off each of his previous albums – on April 22. The three-time ACM “Entertainer of the Year” has bolstered 26 No. One hits, 15 billion streams and more than 20 million albums and notably seven of Aldean’s previous studio albums have been certified PLATINUM or more and he has the most Top 10 song on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, more than any other artists, since making his chart debut in 2005. Aldean just wrapped the “explosive run” (Tulsa World) behind his BACK IN THE SADDLE TOUR 2021, as he continues be one of a card-carrying member of Country’s elite headliners whose incendiary tours are nearing legendary status. The multi-Platinum singer’s Wolf Moon Bourbon is an 80 proof bourbon that has been distilled from Midwestern grains and aged for four years offering a finish of caramel, oak and spice. For more information, visit www.JasonAldean.com.
ABOUT CALLISTA CLARK: Every song has a story and at just 18 years old Callista Clark has a lot to say. Like so many talented singer/songwriters that paved the way before her, the young songstress wields her creative gifts as both a defense and an instrument of peace as she puts her heart on display with her debut collection Real To Me, out now via Big Machine Records. Blending her love for authentic, timeless classics with the sounds of her Georgia roots, Clark “commands her career from its breakthrough beginnings” (American Songwriter). Gearing up for the release, she collaborated with many of Country music’s leading songwriters including Jonathan Singleton, Laura Veltz, Nicolle Galyon, and Emily Shackleton, among others. The proof that Clark can hold her own among Nashville’s most prominent is evident as she 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. She made her national television debut earlier this year with an interview and performance of the single on Live with Kelly & Ryan who touted her as “the next big thing in Country music.” Coming off of a whirlwind few months, she shows no signs of slowing down and was recently featured as the only Country artist in BILLBOARD’s annual “21 Under 21” list and the youngest member ever named to CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2022. Her inspiring videos with which Scooter Braun (SB Projects) and Scott Borchetta (Big Machine Label Group) took notice, have amassed over 130 million views across all socials + YouTube. For more information and upcoming tour dates, visit CallistaClark.com and follow along with Callista’s journey on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
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About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. Country Radio Seminar 2022 is set for Feb. 23-25 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Registration for Country Radio Seminar is currently $599 per person and is available for purchase at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com. Additionally, the CRS host hotel, Omni Nashville, is accepting reservations. For more information, visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com, and follow CRS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Additional information can be obtained by calling 615-327-4487.https://www.countryschatter.com/2022/01/jason-aldean-named-country-radio-broadcasters-2022-artist-humanitarian-award-recipient/AwardsCounry RadioPress Release2022 Humanitarian Award Recipient (Artist),Callista Clark,Country Radio Broadcasters,country radio seminar,Jason Aldean