Jason Aldean receives the 2022 Humanitarian Artist Award
Country broadcasters reward Aldean for his charitable efforts
Jason Aldean has been named the recipient of the 2022 Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) Artist Humanitarian Award. Aldean will be honored with the Artist Humanitarian Award during the CRS Honors on Wednesday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. CT during the CRS Annual Conference in Nashville. Following its award presentation, Aldean will unveil the Class of 2022 Country Radio Hall of Fame inductees, who will be honored at the annual Country Radio Hall of Fame ceremony on June 30 at the Virgin Hotel. .
Kicking off the CRS Honors will be a special performance of the national anthem by Callista Clark of Big Machine Record. Clark was recently named iHeartCountry Artist On The Verge, and her lead single, “It’s ‘Cause I Am,” entered the Top 20 Most Successful Artist Debuts on Country Radio of 2021. CRS 2022 marks the very Clark’s first appearance at Country Seminar radio. Musically Fed is a sponsor of CRS Honors.
“Jason Aldean doesn’t have to brag about his songs or his concert tours,” shares Kurt Johnson, chairman of the CRS/CRB board of directors. “They speak for themselves. Nor does he draw attention to his massive philanthropic work. So we will. Join us at CRS as we shine a light on all the good Jason does and the good people he supports.
Although many of Aldean’s efforts are not known to the public, his charitable acts have been recognized over the years. Aldean has contributed to many organizations during 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 has raised more than $2 million for Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olsen Children’s Hospital, GA’s Children’s Hospital. GA Children’s Hospital is the region’s only dedicated pediatric facility, serving Central and South Georgia, improving the lives of children through patient care, research and education.
Aldean is also a strong supporter of the fight against breast cancer, spotlighting Susan G. Komen chapters across the country. For more than a decade he has supported the foundation, raising more than $4.1 million through ticket sales and events. Aldean’s support doesn’t end there, however, as he has contributed to countless causes over the years, rallying around children’s causes, veterans and first responders, working class families struggling and his unsung connection to those affected by the Las Vegas’s Route tragedy. 91 Party. In 2021, Aldean funded the six-day Triumph of Tragedy Workshop, led by the foundation onsite at its emotional wellness retreat center in Tennessee. It’s the first of its kind, specially designed for those who were at the Route 91 Harvest music festival.
The CRB Artist Humanitarian Award was established in 1990 by the organization’s board of directors to honor country music artists who have made outstanding humanitarian efforts during their careers. 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.