Florida Georgia Line honored as 'Angels Among Us' by St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

A fitting award for a pair of outstanding human beings

October 15, 2020
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17-time chart-topping, and multi-platinum duo Florida Georgia Line have been honored with the Randy Owen “Angels Among Us” award during a livestream for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The annual “We Won’t Stop” celebration highlights partners affiliated with the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radio program, which has been doing amazing things for children in need for over 30 years, uniting radio stations and Country music artists across the nation to raise awareness and support for St. Jude kids with childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

FGL's Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have been supporters of St. Jude families since 2017, involving their loved ones and even their pets in the This Shirt Saves Lives social media campaign. The guys have also been a part of special moments with St. Jude patients, notably when the band surprised St. Jude patient Ian on stage in 2018, where Kelley led a crowd of more than 1,500 fans in singing the “No More Chemo” song in celebration of his last round of chemotherapy. They even added a special stop in NYC to their 2019 Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour to perform for a record crowd of patients and families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“There is truly no place like St. Jude,” said Hubbard. “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.”

Kelley adds, “Music is healing and we love being able to help in any way we can to further the mission of St. Jude. And, for this award to be named after Randy Owen—who has always been one of our influences—that’s pretty incredible.”

“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 through their support of St. Jude,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO for ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “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.”

Florida Georgia Line now join eight past recipients of the coveted award, including Alabama frontman Randy Owen, as well as Lady A, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, John Rich, former ALSAC CEO David McKee (posthumously), St. Jude Country Cares Advisory Board member Sharon Eaves (posthumously), and Darius Rucker.

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