Florida Georgia Line is the latest recipient of the Randy Owen Angels Among Us Award, presented by St. Jude. The award is given to artists and celebrities who have worked tirelessly in their support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, through the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids, started more than 30 years ago by the Alabama lead singer.
“There is truly no place like St. Jude,” Tyler Hubbard said of the honor. “Whenever we visit, we are continually inspired by the kids’ strength and their amazing stories of bravery. Giving back is in our hearts and to be presented this award is an absolute honor.”
“Music is healing and we love being able to help in any way we can to further the mission of St. Jude,” added Brian Kelley. “And, for this award to be named after Randy Owen – who has always been one of our influences – that’s pretty incredible.”
Florida Georgia Line has participated in the innovative This Shirt Saves Lives campaign since 2017, raising money for the worthwhile cause. They have also visited the hospital and had special interactions with patients receiving treatment at St. Jude.
“Tyler and Brian have always exemplified the true heart of the Angels Among Us Award by giving their time, love and voices to our mission, making such a powerful impact on the lives of children worldwide throughtheir support of St. Jude,” Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO for ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, said of the duo. “Through a year that has been tough for everyone, they have still shown steadfast support to us. I’m honored to present them with this distinction as members of our St. Jude family.”
The news was announced during a virtual We Won’t Stop livestream, celebrating radio stations, artists and other influencers, and their support of St. Jude.
Florida Georgia Line joins several other country music artists who have received the Angels Among Us Award, including Lady A, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, John Rich and Darius Rucker. To find out more information, or to make a donation, visit StJude.org.