More than two dozen country artists gathered at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., January 11 –14 to participate in Country Cares for St. Jude Kids®, which connects celebrities with radio stations and other media outlets to help raise funds and awareness for St. Jude. The event, which was created in 1989 by Randy Owen, lead singer of the music group ALABAMA, has raised more than $750 million dollars.
Country artists Brad Paisley, Randy Owen, Cam, Chase Rice, Devin Dawson, Jerrod Niemann, Drake White, Danielle Bradbery, Russell Dickerson and many more participated in the weekend’s events. Paisley was honored for his continued commitment to championing the lifesaving mission of St. Jude with the prestigious Randy Owen Angels Among Us Award.
“We are proud to honor Brad Paisley with this recognition. His unwavering passion, service and generosity are truly inspiring, and over the years he has made a significant difference in the lives of patients and families at St. Jude,” said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude.
He continued, “This recognition is a testament to Brad Paisley’s strong advocacy for St. Jude and the ongoing fight for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. And this honor for Brad also reflects the strength of the entire country music industry, who devote their hearts, time and talent each year to further share our mission and raise funds that are critically important in ensuring families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.”