Chris Young took part in Charlie Daniels Patriot Award Dinner, held on Tuesday (September 18th) at The Palm restaurant in downtown Nashville, which benefits The Journey Home Project. Chris was surprised to receive an award himself — the first-ever Charlie Daniels Patriot Award.

Chris said, “I am immensely grateful to our military and their families for the sacrifices they make for our country and incredibly humbled to receive the Patriot Award honor from Charlie and The Journey Home Project.”

The criteria for the “Charlie Daniels Patriot Award” is based on the mission of The Journey Home Project: To support veterans in their return, rehabilitation and reintegration back into civilian life. According to a release, the award honors a person persons or group that exemplifies the efforts and dedication to fulfill its purpose of care support and encouragement to the men.

The evening featured performances by Chris and Charlie, live and silent auctions, and remarks from decorated military veterans Chris Spence and Mario Vigil, two of the “Real Horse Soldiers” portrayed in the 2018 critically-acclaimed film, 12 Strong, starring Chris Hemsworth. The evening raised more than $200k to benefit TJHP and our nation's veterans.

Source: Pulse of Radio