Tracy Lawrence To Receive 2023 CRS Artist Humanitarian Award, Says It’s “Truly An Honor”

“I am overwhelmed with gratitude for being honored by the Country Radio Broadcasters,” Lawrence said.


Ally Roden


Posted on March 6, 2023

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Tracy Lawrence; Photo by Jon Paul Bruno

Country legend Tracy Lawrence will receive yet another accolade for his extensive philanthropic work through his charity Mission:Possible as the Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) honor the singer with the 2023 CRS Artist Humanitarian Award.

Lawrence has displayed an incredible level of personal commitment to addressing various aspects of homelessness, making his compassionate and philanthropic spirit a strong candidate for the award.

He is set to receive the award alongside Brent Michaels, the recipient of CRS’ 2023 Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award, on March 15 during CRS 2023.

“I am overwhelmed with gratitude for being honored by the Country Radio Broadcasters,” said Lawrence. “The success of Mission:Possible, each year surpassing our previous donation records, is nothing short of a blessing. Giving back has always been a calling for me and to be acknowledged for that by such a long-standing and respected organization is truly an honor.”

“We commend both Humanitarian Award winners for deep and personal commitments to their cause,” said Beverlee Brannigan, CRS/CRB board member and chairwoman of the CRS Awards Committee. “Tracy Lawrence’s and Brent Michaels’ contributions go far beyond simply lending their names or influence. Each has devoted personal time, talents and resources over a significant period of time. The results of their initiatives have improved lives in their communities. We are beyond proud to recognize Tracy and Brent’s efforts at CRS 2023.”

Created by the organization’s board in 1990, the CRB Artist Humanitarian Award has also been given to country hitmakers including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Trace Adkins, Randy Owen, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and more.

Lawrence hosted his most recent wildly successful 17th Annual Mission: Possible Turkey Fry and Benefit Concert at the Nashville Fairgrounds on Nov. 22.

The philanthropist and entertainer kicked off the event bright and early by helping fry a record-breaking 1,200 turkeys alongside more than 250 volunteers. The turkeys were distributed across Middle Tennessee, supplying 9,600 meals to community members who needed it most during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Since its creation, Mission:Possible Turkey Fry and Benefit Concert has now given over 73,000 meals to the homeless throughout Middle Tennessee and raised more than $850,000 for Nashville Rescue Mission.

Through the whole of his Mission:Possible platform, the singer has raised more than $2M for charities. Mission:Possible Celebrity Golf Classic, Lawrence’s newly-formed endeavor that allows country stars and golf pros to step up to play and offer support, has collected $850,000 during its first two years.

In addition to Lawrence’s massive charity efforts, the “Paint Me A Birmingham” singer finished 2022 with a 6-date tour alongside Clay Walker, with support from Alexandra Kay. The mini stint began on Nov. 3 in Norfolk, VA and came to a close on Nov. 12 in Macon, GA.

Lawrence and Walker couldn’t wait to share the stage once again and are set to hit the road for a 5-date tour, with their first performance on March 9 in Shreveport, LA. The country icons will take venues in Oklahoma, New England, Colorado and Arizona by storm before wrapping the tour up on March 18.

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