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A CHARITABLE LUKE BRYAN
2/19/21

Luke Bryan has plenty to celebrate as the country star is the latest recipient of the Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) 2021 Artist Humanitarian Award.

Receiving the honor during his appearance on CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience’s annual CRS Artist Interview, which is sponsored by BMI, Bryan was recognized for his charitable work with numerous organizations. Past recipients include Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Lady A and more.

Bryan’s philanthropic support extends across ACM Lifting Lives, CMA Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Shriners Hospital, St. Jude, TJ Martell, plus more, as well as his continued efforts with the Brett Boyer Foundation and Bayer’s #HeresToTheFarmer campaign through his annual Farm Tour, which launched in 2009.

“Luke is a big star with a bigger heart,” shared CRS/CRB Board President, Kurt Johnson. “He’s leveraged his influence for good and helped songwriters, farmers, children, small businesses—people in so many different walks of life that Luke Bryan’s philanthropic work has touched. We’re so proud to honor him with this much-deserved award.”

Additional charitable endeavors, fundraisers and concerts have included the City of Hope, Grammy MusiCares, Heart of South Georgia Fund, Ryan Seacrest Studio, Second Harvest Fund Bank, Wounded Warrior Project, Pay It Forward Live, A Salute to the Songwriters and more. 

Picture above following proper COVID testing protocols are (l-r) CRB/CRS Executive Director RJ Curtis, UMG Nashville EVP, Promotion Royce Risser, Bryan, CRB/CRS Board President and Townsquare Media’s Johnson and UMG Nashville Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan