Zac Brown to Receive Humanitarian Award at 2017 Country Radio Seminar
Most people know Zac Brown is an all-around good guy, and now he’s getting an award to honor his efforts. The artist is receiving the 2017 CRS Artist Humanitarian Award in February during the annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville.
The award honors country artists who have displayed “exceptional humanitarian efforts” throughout their career. Brown will receive the award Feb. 22 at a special ceremony during CRS.
The singer-songwriter is being recognized for his involvement in several organizations, but his primary means of giving back has been his Camp Southern Ground, an inclusive summer camp in Georgia that allows children with neuro-developmental disorders and typically-developing children to experience camp together. According to a news release, its mission is to "provide extraordinary experiences for these children to recognize and magnify the unique gifts within themselves and others in order to profoundly impact the world.”
Brown is also involved with GrammyU, MusiCares, the Robin Hood Foundation, Grammys on the Hill and the USO.
The Artist Humanitarian Award was established in 1990 and has been bestowed on numerous big names in country, including Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. The ceremony Feb. 22 will also present the Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award, which is being given to former chairman and CEO of Greater Media, Peter Smyth. That award also highlights an individual for their efforts to give back, but recognizes those in the country radio industry.
CRS hosts an annual New Faces of Country Music concert to finish out the week, and this year it is slated to have a stellar lineup: Maren Morris, Drake White, Granger Smith, Jon Pardi and William Michael Morgan. The show will take place Feb. 24 at the Omni Hotel in Nashville, but is only open to industry insiders and media.
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