for American Giving Awards
2012 Show Set to Air December 8 on NBC
TN (December 6, 2012) – Grammy-winning singer Randy Travis will join
host Joel McHale and an all-star cast for the Second Annual American
Giving Awards presented by Chase. It’s set to air Saturday, December 8,
2012 on NBC at 8:00/7:00 p.m. (CT) from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium
in Pasadena, CA. Travis will serve as a musical performer during the
awards show, which is a celebrity tribute to community heroes.
Celebrated actress Glenn Close will be honored with the AGA Leadership
Award for her philanthropic endeavors. Twenty-five grant recipients from
previous Chase Community Giving programs have been selected to
participate in the inspiring, star-studded event. Five of the charities
will be chosen to share $2 million in grants.
“Giving back to the community is something that I support and believe
is truly important. I am honored to be part of this year’s American
Giving Awards,” says Travis.
In 2009, Chase Community Giving was introduced as a new way of giving
by letting individuals vote online to help decide where some of Chase’s
donations go. Since the program’s inception, over $28 million has been donated to thousands of charities across the country, contributing to JPMorgan Chase’s overall giving of more than $600 million to non-profit organizations over the past five years.
For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving and click the “American Giving Awards” tab. Get updates and join the conversation on Twitter by following @ChaseGiving and using #GivingAwards.
To obtain concert information and get the latest updates on Randy Travis, please visit: www.randytravis.com.
About Randy Travis:
Warner Bros. Records has been home to Randy Travis for the majority of
his recording career; and together they have accumulated lifetime sales
of his music in excess of 20 million units to date. Travis is one of
the biggest record sellers in music industry history, with 18 No. 1
singles, 29 Top 10 chartings, certification of the rare quintuple
platinum album (Always and Forever, released in 1987), one triple platinum album (Storms of Life, released in 1986), two double platinum’s (Old 8×10, released in 1988, and No Holding Back, released in 1989), eight platinum albums, and 10 gold albums. Randy Travis’ Anniversary Celebration
CD is his latest release. It marks his phenomenal silver milestone in
the music industry, and includes a star-studded cast of collaborators.
Major industry career awards include seven GRAMMY Awards, five Country
Music Association Awards (CMA), 10 Academy of Country Music Awards
(ACM), 10 American Music Awards (AMA), two People’s Choice Awards, and
eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association. He is a three-time
recipient of CMA Award’s “Song of the Year’’ honors (“On The Other
Hand,” “Forever and Ever Amen,” and “Three Wooden Crosses”). Randy
Travis has appearances in more than 40 feature film productions and
major television projects to his credit. In 2004, he was honored with a
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the midst of every major career
award and accolade, he considers his honored induction as a member of
the famed Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville, in 1986, as a shining highlight
of his first 25 years of legendary accomplishments.