Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Honored With Artist Humanitarian Award
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, who are known as much for their generosity as their musical chops, have been formally recognized for their goodwill. The powerhouse couple were given the Country Radio Broadcasters' Artist Humanitarian Award during a special session as part of Nashville's annual Country Radio Seminar (CRS).
Their numerous charitable endeavors include Neighbor's Keeper, which they began as a way to invest in struggling communities following Hurricane Katrina, and the Nashville Rising benefit concert they hosted for Nashville flood victims that raised an estimated $3 million. Although, the humble pair say they don't need any recognition for their good deeds.
"Being honored for our humanitarian work, while incredibly humbling, is also bittersweet for us because it comes at the expense of others who are suffering through hard times," Faith said when accepting the honor (quote via CMT). "People just like us -- with families, brothers, sisters, children and friends -- need our help. People with or without homes, with or without jobs, with or without families, the fact is that uncontrollable and unforeseen disasters are not discriminating."
Her husband echoed her sentiments. "It sounds like a cliché at the end of the day, but we do think that we are better people for it," Tim added. "We know we are better people for it. We've been inspired and enlightened. ... The courage, the grit, the determination of those in need and those who are helping each other are always awe-inspiring to us. And that's what we dedicate this award to: people who help each other."
Trace Adkins, who took home the award last year, presented Tim and Faith the trophy. Other musicians receiving special honors during CRS include the Judds, who took home the CRB Career Achievement Award.
Faith will spend the next few months at home, working on her new album, while Tim heads out on his Emotional Traffic tour, making stops in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, with opening acts the Band Perry and Luke Bryan. See his schedule here.