Sara Evans To Receive the Prestigious Service to American Leadership Award from NABEF!

On June 12, 2018 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C ,the multi-platinum country music star Sara Evans will receive the Service to America Leadership Award from the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF). The Service to America Leadership Award recognizes individuals and organizations who are responsible for improving the lives of others through extraordinary public service and is NABEF’s highest individual honor. The added benefit of Evans receiving the award is that the her charity of choice will receive over 30k TV and radio spots promoting that charity, which equals a whopping $2 million of media exposure.
Evans is the creator of five number one country singles including “No Place That Far,” “Suds in the Bucket,” “A Real Fine Place to Start,” “Born to Fly” and “A Little Bit Stronger.” She performs close to 100 shows a year and and is the headliner for the “CMT Next Women of Country Tour” for 2018. Her music has earned the prestigious Academy of Country Music Top Female vocalist and Country Music Association Video of the Year trophy. Evans has also had her share of American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and Grammy Awards nominations and continues to grow musically. Evans’s most recent studio album, “Words,” debuted at number two on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart.

Not only a musician, Evans serves as an ambassador to the American  Red Cross and in 2008, she was presented with the disaster-relief organization’s national Crystal Cross award for her incredible advocacy efforts. In the hearts of many, Evans raised more than $10,000 for the CMA Foundation, which helps fund quality and sustainable music education programs throughout the U.S.

“Sara Evans continues to grace the country music charts with her stunning voice and lyrical authenticity to the delight of fans everywhere,” said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. “She also gives voice to a diverse group of causes working to make our world a better place. It is an honor to present her with NABEF’s highest award.”

The ever so diligent humanitarian, Evans, also provides ongoing support for such special groups such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network, Alabama Forever and the Children’s Hospital in Birmingham.
Broadcast Beat Magazine congrats Sara Evans and we also “Thank you” for providing your NAB Show LIVE bumper!
About The Celebration of Service to America Awards
The Celebration of Service to America Awards are sponsored and produced by NABEF with major support from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Bonneville International and Hearst Television. In recent years, Jon Bon Jovi; Sharon Stone; Gary Sinise; Paul Simon; Stevie Wonder; Glenn Close; Jeff Bridges; Quincy Jones; Sir Elton John; Bill Clinton; Laura Bush; Muhammad Ali; among others, have been presented with the Celebration of Service to America Leadership Award at the event. Details about the Celebration of Service to America Awards are available at
The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinforcing the future of broadcasting through a commitment to education and to advancing excellence in the diversity and community service efforts of our industry. Learn more at

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at
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