Country Music's Tracy Lawrence Receives The 2023 CRS Artist Humanitarian Award. "I Am Overwhelmed"
January 25th 2023
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The Country Radio Broadcasters have announced Tracy Lawrence as the recipient of the 2023 CRS Artist Humanitarian Award. This recognition follows the Country legend's continued dedication to philanthropy and service through his charity Mission:Possible. Lawrence will receive his award alongside Brent Michaels, who is the recipient of the 2023 Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award. Both awards will be presented during the New Faces of Country Music® show on the evening of March 15, during CRS 2023.
The "Paint Me a Birmingham" singer has been making hits for decades. But that also been making an impact off stage! "I am overwhelmed with gratitude for being honored by the Country Radio Broadcasters,” shared Lawrence in a statement from his team. “The success of Mission:Possible, each year surpassing our previous donation records, is nothing short of a blessing. Giving back has always been a calling for me and to be acknowledged for that by such a long-standing and respected organization is truly an honor.”
This past year was Tracy's biggest yet! The 17th annual Mission:Possible Turkey Fry and Benefit Concert was a huge success, frying a record-breaking 1,200 turkeys that were distributed throughout Middle Tennessee. Overall, the event provided 9,600 meals to those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Lawrence's genuine spirit of compassion and philanthropy, while displaying a strong level of personal commitment towards addressing multiple aspects of homelessness, made him an obvious choice for this prestigious honor. Through his Mission:Possible platform, Lawrence has raised over $2M for charities committed to ending homelessness across Middle Tennessee.
His newly-formed Mission:Possible Celebrity Golf Classic has raised $850,000 in its first two years, with Country stars and golf pros stepping up to play and support.
Past recipients of the Artist Humanitarian Award have included Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Trace Adkins, Randy Owen, Toby Keith, and Brad Paisley, among others. Tracy will be honored at the New Faces dinner at this year's Country Radio Seminar in Nashville!