ANNISTON, AL (CelebrityAccess) — Randy Owen, frontman of southern rock legends Alabama, was honored by the Boy Scouts of America organization during its annual ‘American Values luncheon held in Anniston, Alabama.
During the luncheon, Owen was presented with the Heart of an Eagle Award, which is intended to recognize individuals who play a positive role in their community by demonstrating Boy Scout values such as leadership, character, and integrity.
“It’s a great honor to be recognized by the Boy Scouts of America,” says Owen. “I admire the great people who make scouting a wonderful lifetime experience for our state and country.”
Owen was recognized for his humanitarian efforts, which include the launch of St. Jude Country Cares for Kids, an annual radiothon fundraising event that has garnered more than $800 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Along with accolades from the Scouts, Owen received the Ellis Island Award for his work with St. Jude.
Both Alabama and Owen have also played a significant role in several disaster relief initiatives, including performing at charity events to help rebuild Tuscaloosa and Jacksonville State University following damaging tornados in 2011 and 2018, respectively.