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Rascal Flatts collect CRS award for charity work

By Cindy Watts, The Tennessean

1944 days ago   Article ID# 1469741
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The Jason Foundation

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (The Tennessean) - Rascal Flatts collected another honor for their charity work last week when the trio was presented with the CRS 2012 Artist Humanitarian Award during Country Radio Seminar.

The award was given based on Flatts’ charitable contributions and humanitarian work over the course of their 12-year career.

Most notably, the band has donated $3 million in recent years to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s Pediatric Surgery Center. They also are longtime members of the American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet, and serve as celebrity spokespersons for the national suicide prevention organization, The Jason Foundation.

“It’s kind of weird to be getting an award for something we feel like we should be doing,” said Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney after the presentation.

In addition to performing benefit concerts, the trio regularly makes visits to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital to perform for and meet with its tiny patients.

“When you visually see growth and progress and it’s not just sending a check out in the mail, when you stand there and get to hear their stories, it’s life-changing and it’s really humbling and makes you feel a little unworthy at times,” said singer Gary LeVox.

“I think the greatest payoff is when we go back and some of the children that we met a few months or a year before aren’t there anymore because they’re out on their own and doing wonderful. It’s our passion, and we’re grateful that it’s in our own community that we’re helping out. Our entire heart is in this.”

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Updated 1944 days ago   Article ID# 1469741

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