John Rich Receives First-Ever Randy Owen Angels Among Us Award
Forget winning 'Celebrity Apprentice.' John Rich has received another huge accolade that recognizes his charitable endeavors. The singer is the recipient of the first-ever Randy Owen Angels Among Us Award.
Rich received the honor at the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radio seminar, which was held in Memphis this past weekend. The award specifically celebrates a member of the country music community who has demonstrated "immeasurable commitment to kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude." Rich, who banked $1.4 million for the organization during his 'Celebrity Apprentice' stint, certainly embodies all those qualities and is a warrior for the St. Jude cause.
“St. Jude holds a very special place in my heart,” said Rich of the honor. “It’s like no other place and I’m just so honored to help raise awareness for this organization and to receive the first-ever Angels Among Us Award from Randy.”
The award was presented by namesake Randy Owen, the frontman for Alabama who started Country Cares for St. Jude Kids back in 1989. Owen bestowed plenty of earned and deserved praise upon Rich for his tireless efforts, saying, "This past year John really embodied what Country Cares for St. Jude Kids is all about."
Owen continued, "It’s really unbelievable to look back over the past 23 years and see what the country music industry has helped us accomplish for St. Jude. This award is a way for us to say thank you to select members of the industry for their continued commitment and support.”
Since it began, Country Cares has raised more than $400 million for St. Jude. With John Rich in its corner, it could raise another $400 million.