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 www.CountryRadioSeminar.com 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: www.CountryRadioSeminar.com.
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: www.RascalFlatts.com.
Carrie Underwood, Charlie Daniels, Eric Church, Rascal Flatts,
Dierks Bentley, Troy Gentry, Craig Morgan, Tracy Lawrence among
others join forces to support TN Titans placekicker with Pro Bowl
BIRONAS GETS KICKS FROM FRIENDS’ VIDEO TRICKS
Nashville, Tenn. (December 17, 2011) -- Rob Bironas is astonished by the amount of support generated by his friends during the final hours of his NFL 2012 Pro-Bowl campaign. Thousands have already cast their vote to secure the Tennessee Titans placekicker a coveted spot on the starting lineup of the AFC’s special teams for the January 29th battle in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Less than 48 hours remain for the official NFL
Pro-Bowl balloting, which will conclude midnight
Rob’s friends and fans are passionate about sending him off to Honolulu next month. So many have sent in viral video support that he has created two separate video vignettes for his official website,www.robbironas.com.
“I am overwhelmed by the support of so many good friends I've met while playing for the Tennessee Titans,” said Bironas. “Who would have thought something as simple as a video would create such a buzz?! Thanks for your support.”
In the first episode, Joe Don Rooney (of Rascal Flatts),Dierks Bentley, Chad Warrix, Storme Warren (SiriusXM’s ‘The Highway’ / GAC’s ‘Headline Country’), Troy Gentry (of Montgomery Gentry), Craig Morgan, Phil Vassar, Lee Roy (of The Roys), Charlie Daniels and Kid Rock pay tribute.
Round two, scheduled to premiere today, features fun bits from Carrie Underwood, ALL the Flatts gang, including Jay DeMarcus and Gary LeVox (and Joe Don Rooney), Chad Warrix (an encore performance), Tracy Lawrence, Nashville Predators’ right wing dangler Jordin Tootoo, TN Titan quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, Eric Church, Keith Anderson and Colt Ford.
To cast YOUR vote for Rob and other favorite Pro-Bowl nominees, visit the Official 2012 NFL Pro Bowl ballot page atwww.nfl.com/probowl iPhone and Android users can visit the MOBILE ballot at www.nfl.com/m/probowl/ballot
About Rob Bironas:
PRO STATS: A powerful right-footed kicker in his seventh NFL season, Rob Bironas has earned the right to be named among the best players at his position. Statistically one of the top 10 kickers in NFL history, he made 85.6 percent of his field goals in the first six years of his career and became one of the top two scorers in club history. Prior to winning a roster spot with the Titans in 2005, Bironas spent time in training camp with the Green Bay Packers in 2002, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003 and the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004. Meanwhile, he spent two seasons in the Arena Football League and one season in Af2. In 2003, he made 12 of 27 field goal attempts for the Af2’s Charleston Swamp Foxes. In 2004, he played for the Carolina Cobras and converted 17 of 40 field goal attempts and 70 of 89 PATs. In the spring of 2005, he connected on seven of 16 field goal attempts and 99 of 117 extra point attempts for the AFL’s New York Dragons.
For more information, visit www.robbironas.com
Rob is an avid philanthropist and advocate for children’s charities and music education.
Please help him by lending support to the following organizations:
The Rob Bironas Fund - http://robbironas.com/bironas-fund/
Christmas 4 Kids - http://christmas4kids.org/
Make-A-Wish Foundation - http://www.wish.org/
NAMM’s Wanna Play Music - http://www.wannaplaymusic.com/
Nashville Symphony - http://www.nashvillesymphony.org/
NFL Play60 - http://www.nflrush.com/play60
Follow: @robbironas | www.twitter.com/robbironas
Team Info: www.titansonline.com