Monday, January 23, 2012

Rascal Flatts To Receive CRS 2012 Artist Humanitarian Award

Rascal Flatts To Receive CRS 2012 Artist Humanitarian Award

(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 23, 2012)  Big Machine Records’ Rascal Flatts has been named the recipient of the CRS 2012 Artist Humanitarian Award, to be presented at Country Radio Seminar on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.

The multi-platinum selling trio of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney are receiving the honor based on their charitable contributions and humanitarian endeavors throughout the band’s career.   In 2010, the group donated $3 million to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s Pediatric Surgery Center.  They currently serve as celebrity spokespersons for the national suicide prevention organization, The Jason Foundation, and have been members of the American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet for the past seven years.

According to CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne, “The board is very pleased to honor Rascal Flatts with the CRS Artist Humanitarian Award.  They join a long, distinguished list of celebrities who have received this prestigious award since it was instated in 1990.”

Rascal Flatts will receive the CRS 2012 Artist Humanitarian Award at 10:30 a.m. in the Nashville Convention Center immediately following the seminar’s Keynote Address.  CRS 2012 is held Feb. 22-24, 2012, in downtown Nashville, Tenn.  $499 Regular Rate registration expires Friday, Jan. 27.  On-Site registration increases to $599 effective Jan. 28.  Visit to register today.

About the CRS Artist Humanitarian Award:
The CRS Artist Humanitarian Award was created in 1990 to honor those Country music artists who have exhibited exceptional humanitarian efforts during their career.  Past recipients of the annual award have included 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. For more information about Country Radio Seminar and the CRS awards, visit:

About Rascal Flatts:
When Rascal Flatts debuted their first album on Big Machine Records, Nothing Like This, at No. 1 on the Country album sales chart, they became one of only four Country acts to debut six consecutive studio albums at No. 1.  Since their musical debut in 2000, Rascal Flatts has sold more than 20 million albums and 25 million digital downloads, delivering 13 No. 1 singles to the top of the charts.  In 2011, they were the most played band at Country radio and recently released the first single, “Banjo,” off a soon to be released project titled Changed, due out on April 3. 

Rascal Flatts is the most awarded Country group of the past decade, with more than 40 trophies from the American Country Awards, Academy of Country Music, American Music Awards, Country Music Association, People’s Choice Awards and more.  As one of the most sought after touring acts, Rascal Flatts has sold more than 6 million concert tickets in their career.  They received the Make-A-Wish Shining Star Award in 2008 and the Nashville Symphony’s Harmony Award in 2007.  They were also recipients of the Recording Academy Honors in 2007.  For more information about Rascal Flatts, visit:

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