Country singer John Rich, of the country duo Big & Rich, was the first artist presented with the Randy Owen Angels Among Us award.
He was presented with this award this weekend during the Country Cares For St. Jude Kids Seminar in Memphis. The award recognizes a member of the country music industry who demonstrates immeasurable committment and dedication to kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Rich has always been a huge fan and had such an admiration towards Alabama lead singer Randy Owen. He even produced Owen’s solo album, One on One, a few years ago. Rich also isn’t unknown for his charitable efforts. He is probably most recently well-known for his appearance on last season’s Celebrity Apprentice, when he competed on the show on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. He went on to win the show and helped raise more than $1.4 million for the organization.
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“St. Jude holds a very special place in my heart. It’s like no other place and I’m just so honored to help raise awareness for this organization and to receive the first-ever Angels Among Us Award from Randy.”
Country Cares For St. Jude Kids was started by Owen in 1989. Speaking of Rich, he said:
“This past year John really embodied what Country Cares for St. Jude Kids is all about. It’s really unbelievable to look back over the past 23 years and see what the country music industry has helped us accomplish for St. Jude. This award is a way for us to say thank you to select members of the industry for their continued commitment and support.”
Written by Michelle Wincott