The Country Radio Broadcasters have announced multi-platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley as the recipient of the CRS 2018 Artist Humanitarian Award, presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and Dan Halyburton, Owner of Falls Media Group, as the recipient of the CRS 2018 Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award. Both individuals will be recognized at Country Radio Seminar 2018, following the Opening Ceremonies on Monday, February 5, 2018.
The CRB Artist Humanitarian Award was created in 1990 by the organization’s board to honor Country music artists who have exhibited exceptional humanitarian efforts during their career. Past recipients of the annual award have included Zac Brown, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, Charlie Daniels, among others.
Country Radio Seminar 2018 will be held Monday, February 5, 2018 through Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the luxurious Omni Nashville, in the heart of downtown Nashville. For more information, visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.
Award-winning entertainer Dierks Bentley has demonstrated his dedication to giving back nation-wide through many charitable initiatives and events, as he has raised over $4 million for charities through his “Miles & Music For Kids” all-star motorcycle ride and concert, including Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country. Additionally, in 2013 Bentley partnered with KMLE and KAFF as they organized and hosted the Country Cares Concert in Arizona, raising more than half a million dollars for the families of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.
His first-ever song written and recorded for a motion picture, “Hold The Light,” featured in Columbia Pictures and Black Label Media’s Only The Brave embodies the spirit of the true heroism behind the firefighters depicted in the film. Bentley has also put the spotlight on local Nashville non-profit organizations such as Safe Haven Family Shelter, as his raw music video for “Riser” magnified a true story and the struggles of a formerly homeless mother.
With a “reputation as one of the hardest-working entertainers in country music” (Music Row), Dierks Bentley “sells out enormous tours, is a perennial favorite of format radio stations and earns critical acclaim without compromising his artistic vision” (Entertainment Weekly). With 17 No. One hits and more than one billion digital streams, he “continues to take risks that pay off” (USA Today) as his eighth studio album BLACK has been hailed the “most fully-formed LP of his career” (TIME).
After making its debut at the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart, “Black” has garnered nominations from the ACM, CMA, and GRAMMY and Billboard Music Awards while earning three consecutive No. Ones; the gold-certified title track and the Platinum certified hits “Somewhere On A Beach” and “Different For Girls.” “The bluegrass picker, the love song singer and the stadium rocker all packaged together” (Associated Press) has been a Grand Ole Opry member for over a decade and has illustrated his depth and diversity as an artist with “ferocious live performances” (Fresno Bee) throughout his 2017 “What The Hell World Tour”, which claimed the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Tours selling over 750,000 tickets.