Faith Hill, Tim McGraw receive Academy of Country Music honor
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Faith Hill, Tim McGraw receive Academy of Country Music honor

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 – Faith Hill and Tim McGraw recently received the Academy of Country Music Career Achievement Award at a special presentation at the June 5th kick off to their Soul2Soul Tour 2007 in Omaha, Neb.

Last year, Hill and McGraw's Soul2Soul Tour 2006 was the highest grossing country music tour of all-time; the most attended concert tour of the year, in any musical genre, at 33 venues nationwide; the only country music tour to ever sell-out three consecutive nights at The Staples Center in Los Angeles; the highest grossing concert tour of the year, in any musical genre, at 26 concert venues across the country; the most attended country music tour ever at 17 concert venues, including New York's Madison Square Garden - the tour ultimately grew to 73 performances in 55 cities.

The ACM Career Achievement Award is presented to an individual artist, duo, group or multiple artist collaboration who have advanced the popularity and acceptance of country music through their endeavors in the entertainment industry in multiple areas during the preceding calendar year. The award is voted by the Academy of Country Music board of directors. Past honorees have included John Anderson, Johnny Paycheck, Carl Perkins and Kenny Rogers.

"The Academy wanted to honor Faith and Tim's unique and special achievements in 2006," said Bob Romeo, Executive Director of the Academy of Country Music. "They truly excelled at every level, from touring to charitable endeavors to film and television, and in the process brought attention to country music throughout the world."


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