Marie Osmond was awarded the 1988 Roy Acuff Community Service Award Tuesday night in Nashville.
Osmond is the fourth recipient of the award, created to recognize outstanding service to mankind by country music artists. Previous recipients include Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Minnie Pearl."We are honoring Marie Osmond for her tireless efforts as national chairperson of the Salt Lake City based Children's Miracle Network, and I am happy to report that the vote was unanimous," said Joe Talbot, chairman of the CMF's board of trustees.
"Most notable is her extensive involvement in the Children's Miracle Network Telethon, which raised more than $60 million last year for hospitals across the nation," he said.
Osmond is actively involved in promoting health and fitness among young women who are mothers and mothers-to-be. She has also written two books on the subject.
Osmond and her husband, studio engineer Brian Blosil, are expecting a child in August.
"We're very excited," she said Tuesday. "It's been a while."
They were married in October 1986 and have a 15-month-old adopted daughter.
Miss Osmond has a 5-year-old son by her first husband, Stephen L. Craig. They were divorced in 1984.