Reba McEntire Presented With Andrea Bocelli Foundation Humanitarian Award
Reba McEntire has yet another award to add to her extensive collection. The 60-year-old was presented with the Andrea Bocelli Foundation Humanitarian Award, during the 20th annual Celebrity Fight Night, on Sept. 13, in honor of her many charitable contributions.
McEntire traveled to Italy to receive the honor, enjoying some vacation time with her Las Vegas show partner, Ronnie Dunn, and close friend, actress Melissa Peterman. The Celebrity Fight Night event is an annual fundraiser to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson's disease, specifically for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. Dunn and the Band Perry were among the performers for the evening, helping raise an astounding $12.5 million.
Earlier this year, the "Going Out Like That" singer headlined the televised “Reba and Friends Outnumber Hunger" show, which was held in partnership with Big Machine Label Group, General Mills and Feeding America. In addition, McEntire has also supported a food bank in her home state of Oklahoma, co-hosted a tornado relief concert with Blake Shelton in the state and helped in the recovery efforts in Nashville following the devastating flood in 2010.
"To know that you can lend a hand and make someone’s life a little better brings you back up to realize why you are on this earth in the first place,” she says, "and that’s to learn how you can grow as a better person by giving and loving ..."
McEntire will join Martina McBride and Kelly Clarkson for the Nashville stop on their Rock the Room Tour, to benefit Musicians on Call. A list of all of McEntire's upcoming shows is available on her website.
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