Chris Young is the first-ever recipient of the Charlie Daniels Patriot Award

The award was given by the Journey Home Project, Daniels’ nonprofit that raises funds to benefit military veterans.
Young received the honor in recognition of his support of the United States military, which included many trips overseas to perform for soldiers stationed in Japan, South Korea and the Middle East.
Daniels himself presented Young with the award at a dinner in Nashville on September 18th.