Edmonton native celebrated for outstanding work on behalf of countless
TORONTO, July 30, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) announced today that CCMA and JUNO Award nominated artist, Adam Gregory, has been awarded the 2013 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award.
"A distinguished member of the Canadian country music industry for the
last decade, Adam Gregory has played a role in improving the lives of
many in Canada." said Chair of the CCMA Board of Directors, Ted Ellis.
"His involvement with the Ronald McDonald House of Alberta has
demonstrated his incredible dedication to community involvement and we
are proud to be celebrating his successes this year."
Adam Gregory began his music career at the age of 13 and has since
earned accolades across North America for the honest storytelling of
his music. With two Top 40 hits in the United States and continued
success in Canada, Gregory has released five full-length albums, one of
which was certified gold in Canada. He has amassed four CCMA Award
nominations (Rising Star/Male Artist of the Year/Album of the
Year/Fans' Choice Award) and two JUNO Award nominations (Best Country
Male Artist/Best New Solo Artist).
Leveraging his success both in Canada and the United States, Gregory has
lent his talent to a long list of charitable organizations including
Make A Wish Foundation, Stollery Children's Telethon and the Canadian
Kidney Foundation for fundraising purposes and the results have been
nothing short of astounding.
One of Gregory's greatest accomplishments is his commitment to support
the Ronald McDonald House® Central Alberta. Recognizing the need for this type of support in Red
Deer, Gregory was quick to establish Adam Helps The House - Ronald McDonald Benefit, an annual event that has raised more than $180,000.
"I feel incredibly privileged to be receiving this award," said Gregory.
"With our annual fundraising initiative for the Ronald McDonald House
Central Alberta celebrating its 10th anniversary next year, we are honoured to share this award with the
incredible nurses, doctors, parents and patients who make all of our
"On the occasion of country music star Adam Gregory receiving the 2013
Slaight Music Humanitarian Award, I would like to congratulate Adam for
his ongoing commitment to humanitarian and charitable causes," said
President & CEO of Slaight Communications, Gary Slaight. "Adam
represents everything that the Slaight Music Humanitarian Award is
intended to celebrate. In selflessly giving, Adam has helped and
Adam Gregory will receive the Award during this year's Country Music Week at the CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards presentation, which takes place at an
industry event on Saturday, September 7th in Edmonton, Alberta.
More information about the 2013 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award and
other Canadian Country Music Association Awards of Achievement is
available online at www.ccma.org under "Awards".
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