Singer Marie Osmond has been chosen to receive the 1988 Roy Acuff Community Service Award by the Country Music Foundation.
She will be honored "for her tireless efforts as national chairperson of the Osmond Foundation," said Joe Talbot, chairman of the foundation's board of trustees.Osmond has helped raise more than $170 million in the past six years through her work with the Children's Miracle Network Telethon, Talbot said.
Previous recipients of the award are Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Minnie Pearl. The honor is named for a Grand Ole Opry star known as "the king of country music."
She will receive the award at a yet to be determined date.
Her hit records include "Paper Roses" and "Meet Me in Montana," a duet with Dan Seals. For four years, she and brother Donny Osmond were stars of the TV show "Donny and Marie."