Rascal Flatts were presented with the CRS 2012 Artist Humanitarian award during ceremonies this week at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. The band members were honored for their charitable activities supporting the American Red Cross, the Jason Foundation, the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville.
"The board is very pleased to honor Rascal Flatts with the CRS Artist Humanitarian Award," CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne said. "They join a long, distinguished list of celebrities who have received this prestigious award since it was instated in 1990."
"It's a little uncomfortable to be recognized for something we feel we should be doing," Rascal Flatts member Jay DeMarcus said. "We have been so blessed with an amazing career, to pay the blessings forward seemed the most natural thing to do."
According to a press release at the group's website, Rascal Flatts donated $3 million to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt's Pediatric Surgery Center (named the Rascal Flatts Surgery Center) in 2010.
On April 3, Rascal Flatts will release their eighth studio album. Changed will feature their current single, "Banjo."
by RTT Staff Writer
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