Last night the National Association of Broadcasters presented BMI singer/songwriter Sara Evans with its prestigious 2018 Service to America Leadership Award at the NAB Education Foundation’s Celebration of Service to America Awards, held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. As the NABEF’s highest individual honor, the Service to America Leadership Award recognizes individuals and organizations responsible for improving the lives of others through extraordinary public service.
A multiplatinum country music star, Evans has had five #1 hits and has garnered an ACM Top Female Vocalist accolade, a CMA Video of the Year trophy and numerous American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and GRAMMY nominations. As a philanthropist, her legacy is just as impressive. In 2008, she received the Red Cross’s Crystal Cross Award for her advocacy efforts as a tireless ambassador for the disaster relief organization. She has since raised more than $10,000 for the CMA Foundation, which helps fund quality and sustainable music education programs throughout the U.S., in addition to providing extensive support for groups such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network, Alabama Forever and the Children’s Hospital in Birmingham.
With this newest honor, Evans joins an elite list of previous Service to America Leadership Award winners, including Jon Bon Jovi, Sharon Stone, Gary Sinise, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, Quincy Jones, Sir Elton John, Bill Clinton, Laura Bush, and Muhammad Ali, among others.
Congratulations, Sara. Well done!