Thursday, August 11, 2011



NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. (CRB, Inc.) is now accepting applications for the 2006 Artist Humanitarian Award which recognizes Country artists¹ humanitarian achievements.

CRB instituted the Artist Humanitarian Award in 1990. The first award was presented to the group Alabama during CRS-21. Subsequent honorees have included Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Billy Ray Cyrus, Joe Diffie, Kenny Rogers, Reba McEntire, Clint Black, Collin Raye, Brooks & Dunn, Lonestar, Brad Paisley and Diamond Rio. This year's recipient was Neal McCoy (For the complete list of honorees, visit, click on the "Awards" tab and then click on "Humanitarian").

To be considered for the Award, the CRB requires a presentation detailing the nominee's humanitarian activities. This presentation is not limited in any way. Honorees in the past have been chosen based on information contained in simple typed presentations, as well as from more elaborate visual presentations that have included statements of recommendation from organizations that the artist has helped.

If you know of an artist that is worthy of this honor, please encourage them or their representative to submit a presentation to The Country Radio Broadcasters, 819 18th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203.

Applications should be received by Friday, September 1. Each package should include six copies of all materials. All questions should be directed to CRB, Inc. Executive Director Ed Salamon at (615) 327-4487.

Gregg Swedberg Regional VP/Programming Clear Channel Radio Program Director K102 - KEEY-FM and Chairman of THE CRB Awards committee notes, " The contributions made by the Artists in Country Music are unparalleled by any other format of music. Our artists donate countless hours of their time, substantial financial and ceremonial support, and in many cases, their special talents to help a myriad of worthy causes. In an industry that awards so much recognition for artistic and commercial achievements, the CRB takes a special pride in annually recognizing and encouraging the humanitarian contributions of artists and radio."

CRB's Ed Salamon further commented, "CRB is the primary organization to recognize and encourage humanitarian efforts by Country artists. Through the years, many of the recipients have told me that this award is more meaningful to them than any of the other industry awards they have received."

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