Kix Brooks will be the very first person to receive the Country Music Association’s Humanitarian Award (CMA Award) this January. Most recently, Brooks generously donated $10,000 to help the Battle of Franklin Trust preserve a Civil War battlefield. The 1.6-acre parcel sits close to the Carter House museum and is set to become a part of a larger, protected 20-acre park in the near future.
Brooks remains humble about is humanitarian work and charitable gifts, “It’s embarrassing to be singled out in such a giving community. It’s easy to look around and be inspired by people who do more. I’ll keep trying – this is very special.”
The CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award honors an individual who has served as a humanitarian through community leadership, financial support, personal volunteerism, and advocacy. Those recognized must be a Country Music professional who has evidenced commitment to worthwhile causes that are important to the Country Music Association and the Country Music community.
“Kix is a true ambassador, champion, and humanitarian for CMA and this industry as a whole,” said Rob Beckham, chair of the Awards and Recognition Committee. “His philanthropic efforts continue to make the world a better place.”
Brooks has been highly involved with the CMA Board of Directors, Artist Relations Committee, the CMA’s “Keep The Music Playing” program, and CMA Instrumental Health Care.
In addition, Brooks also serves on the board of the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Monroe Harding Children’s Home, Tennessee Tourism Board, Nashville Convention Center and Visitors Bureau, Blue Ribbon Committee, Operation Finally Home, and Veterans Matter.
All we can say is… Congrats Kix Brooks and keep putting good into this world!