Big Machine’s Rascal Flatts has been named the recipient of the CRS 2012 Artist Humanitarian Award, to be presented at Country Radio Seminar Wednesday, Feb. 22.
The multi-platinum trio will be given the honor based on their charitable contributions and humanitarian efforts through their career. In 2010, Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney donated $3 million to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s Pediatric Surgery Center. They also serve as spokespersons for the national suicide prevention organization, The Jason Foundation, and have been members of the American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet for seven years.
“The board is very pleased to honor Rascal Flatts with the CRS Artist Humanitarian Award,” says CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne. “They join a long, distinguished list of celebrities who have received this prestigious award since it was instated in 1990.”
The honor will be presented to the group at 10:30 AM/CT on Feb. 22 in the Nashville Convention Center immediately following the seminar’s Keynote Address. CRS 2012 runs Feb. 22-24 in downtown Nashville. The $499 regular registration rate expires this Friday, Jan. 27 and increases to $599.