Scotty McCreery was presented with the Randy Owen Angels Among Us Award by Randy himself at the Country Cares Seminar, an annual gathering of music artists and industry professionals who come together to learn how to help raise funds and awareness for St. Jude, which was held over the weekend. The event precedes the launch of the #ThisShirtSavesLives promotion in support of the #MusicGives to St. Jude Kids initiative.
The award is given to a Country artist each year for outstanding commitment and service to the mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children.
Scotty said, “The patients and families here have been an inspiration to me, just as I know they are to so many other Country artists as well. With continued support from country radio and our loyal listeners, who pitch in to play their part for this wonderful cause, we can make a difference together by helping ensure that no family receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food, so they can focus on helping their child live. That's a beautiful thing to me, and I'm happy to lend my voice in support of such an amazing cause. And then to receive this award from the legendary Randy Owen himself is a moment I'll treasure always.”
Past recipients of the Angels Among Us award include namesake Randy Owen, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, and Darius Rucker.