CRS 2024 Press Releases

Kane Brown Announced as CRS 2024 Artist Humanitarian

The Country Radio Broadcasters (CRS) proudly announces that Sony Music Nashville artist Kane Brown is the recipient of the 2024 CRS Artist Humanitarian Award. This accolade is in recognition of Kane's unwavering commitment to humanitarian efforts, particularly in his dedication to serving underprivileged youth.

Kane Brown's philanthropic endeavors have consistently centered on improving the lives of underprivileged youth. His impactful contributions include supporting the Boys & Girls Club National Organization (BGCA). He personally funded opportunities for 16 youth and 4 adults from the local BGCA chapter, providing backstage access, sharing his inspiring story, arranging dinner, and gifting tickets to his shows. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, he continued these efforts by offering a safe suite experience for the children and their chaperones.
Additionally, Kane contributed a portion of his concert earnings — a dollar from each ticket sold on his NBA arena tour — towards the renovation of a BGCA gym in Cleveland, Ohio. He also collaborated with Lowe's for the rebuilding of a BGCA in Chattanooga, Tennessee, his hometown. The proceeds from his single "Worldwide Beautiful" and his "Kane Krunch" cereal were also generously donated to the BGCA.
In recognition of his significant philanthropic contributions, Kane Brown was awarded the "Champion of Youth" accolade by the BGCA in October 2022, an honor shared with past recipients such as LeBron James, Denzel Washington, and Jennifer Lopez.

Beverlee Brannigan, CRS/CRB Board member and Chairwoman of the CRS Awards Committee spoke about this year’s honoree, saying, “CRS is proud to recognize Kane Brown with our highest Artist Humanitarian honor. Kane ‘walks the walk’ in supporting underprivileged youth in the U.S. through a deep commitment to the Boys & Girls Club National organization. We are inspired by his year-round generosity of time, effort, and resources. Kane continues to be a daily difference-maker in the lives of youths.”

Kane will be honored during CRS Honors, scheduled for Thursday, February 29th, at 3 p.m.

The CRB Artist Humanitarian Award was created in 1990 by the organization’s board, and honors a Country Artist whose philanthropic efforts have significantly improved the effectiveness and impact of the causes they support. This individual not only lends their name and influence but also dedicates their time, talent, and resources. 

Past recipients of the Artist Humanitarian Award have included Tracy Lawrence, 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, and Brad Paisley, among others.
Online registration for CRS 2024 is now closed. On-site registration will be available at the Omni Hotel Nashville starting on February 27 at a rate of $749.

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About Kane Brown:
Named “the future of country music” (Billboard) and as one of the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World, Kane Brown released “the biggest pure country single of the year” (Variety) “Heaven” on his record-breaking self-titled debut deluxe album in 2017, which upon its release made Brown the first artist in Billboard history to top all 5 Billboard Country charts simultaneously. With his recent milestone Diamond certification, Brown joins a select group of Country musicians whose careers boast the rare fete, including Chris Stapleton (“Tennessee Whiskey”), Sam Hunt (“Body Like A Back Road”), Luke Combs (“Beautiful Crazy”), Darius Rucker (“Wagon Wheel”), Lady A (“Need You Now”) and Florida Georgia Line (“Cruise”). In addition to his now Diamond single, “Heaven,” and 3X Platinum debut album, Brown to date has earned 23 RIAA certifications, including recently earned 8X Platinum “What If’s,” 4x Platinum “Be Like That” and “One Thing Right; “ 3x Platinum “Good As You,” “Homesick” and “Lose It;” 2x Platinum “Thank God” and Platinum “Like I Love Country Music.”  

As one of country music’s most accomplished mainstays and global entertainers,  Brown released his current hit single “I Can Feel It” on the heels of his first ACM Entertainer of the Year nomination. Co-written by Brown and featuring a nod to Phil Collins’ legendary drum solo on the song, “I Can Feel It” is the follow up to the Georgia native’s 10th #1  at Country radio,  “Bury Me In Georgia,” and his ACM, People’s Choice and CMA-nominated, 2X platinum #1 hit, “Thank God” with Katelyn Brown. Since launching his debut album in 2016, Brown has earned ten chart-topping No. 1 singles at Country radio, headlined internationally sold out tours and stadium dates, and has garnered a series of milestones that continue to break musical boundaries– from being named to the Time100 list (2021) to becoming the first black artist in history to headline and sell out Boston’s historic Fenway Park to his win ACM Video of the Year (2021) and multiple CMA, ACM, Billboard, AMA, CMT and People’s Choice Award nominations. Brown will kick off 2024 headlining international festival C2C as well as the  IN THE AIR Tour, which will kick off in March 2024 and hit 29 cities along the way, including Newark, Toronto, Las Vegas, and Atlanta, before wrapping in Arlington, TX at Globe Life Field on September 14. The tour includes 6 major stadium shows including returning to the iconic Fenway Park in Boston, where earlier this year he made history as the first black artist to sell-out a headlining show there in the venue’s over 100 year history. Tickets for the In The Air Tour are on sale now. Please visit for a full list of tour dates, and additional on-sale information.
About Country Radio Seminar (CRS): Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. CRS 2024 is set for February 28-March 1, 2024 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Registration for Country Radio Seminar is available for purchase at For more information, visit, and follow CRS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

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