Kenny Chesney will receive the CRB Artist Humanitarian Award on February 19, 2020, as part of the 2nd Annual Warner Music Nashville Kickoff Luncheon. The Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) announced it on September 18, 2019.
“It’s as if this award was created for Kenny Chesney. Artists with his career span are rare. Among them, artists who do as much good as he does, for as long as he has, without calling attention to it, are particularly singular. Here’s to you, Kenny.” Kurt Johnson- CRS/CRB Board President
Kenny Chesney and his Charitable Acts
Kenny Chesney‘s Love for Love City Foundation, he helped to rebuild St. John following the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. He and his core staff also worked to rescue and relocate 2000+ displaced animals of St. Thomas and St. John to several no-kill shelters and loving families in the United States.
The proceeds from his Songs for the Saints Album went to the Love for Love City Foundation. Raising over $1.1 million to date, his songs continue to generate funds for St. John’s ongoing reconstruction work. Kenny Chesney also filled the St. John School for the Arts with a bounty of musical instruments to inspire the children to go to school and be creative as they recover from the disaster.
Chesney also collaborated with PassItOn.org campaigns namely “Spread the Love” and “The Good Stuff.” The Organization requested for a 3rd collaboration.
He also worked with Boston Medical Center and created the Spread the Love Foundation to benefit the amputee survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing.
His No Shoes Reefs helped rebuild coral reefs in Jacksonville, FL, as well as supported other local ocean ecology efforts around Florida and the Gulf Coast.
Kenny Chesney has also partnered with myriad organizations, including MusiCares, the Red Cross, Farm Aid, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ACM Lifting Lives, the CMA Foundation, Kids Wish Network and many local charities.
“I was raised to lend a hand where I could, but also to reach out quietly and keep the focus on the people who need the help,” explains Chesney. “I’ve always tried to do the right thing where I could, but this award really belongs to all the people I’ve met over the years who are rebuilding their lives, their homes, their world. Watching them come together – the courage, the hours and strength they give to these things – my award is getting to be inspired by what these people have accomplished.”-Kenny Chesney
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 2020 is set for Feb. 19-21 at the Omni Nashville.
Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.®
The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1969 to bring radio broadcasters from around the world together with the Country Music Industry to ensure the vitality and promote growth in the Country Radio format.
The CRB Artist Humanitarian Award
It 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 Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, 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.
Registration for Country Radio Seminar is currently $599 per person and is available for purchase at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com. Tickets to the New Faces of Country Music® show are already sold out, and no longer available for purchase with registration packages. 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.
Our warmest congratulations to Kenny Chesney!
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