McGraw, Hill honored with CRS humanitarian award
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McGraw, Hill honored with CRS humanitarian award

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill received one of five humanitarian awards Wednesday at the Country Radio Seminar convention in Nashville.

Trace Adkins presented them the awards, mentioning their help during May's Nashville floods along with their Neighbor's Keeper Foundation, formed to help people in need and strengthen communities.

"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," Hill said. "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." McGraw dedicated the award to "people who help other people."

The other four awards went to radio station personnel around the country: NRG Radio President/CEO Mary Quaas, WCTY/Norwich, Conn., WIVK in Knoxville, Tenn and KWJJ in Portland, Ore.


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