Tim McGraw and Faith Hill received the 2011 CRB Artist Humanitarian Award from the Country Radio Broadcasters during opening night of this year’s Country Radio Seminar. Tim and Faith were presented with the award in recognition of their ongoing efforts to aid those affected by the Nashville floods in 2010, particularly the star-studded Nashville Rising flood relief concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena in 2010 that the couple organized. Last year’s winner, Trace Adkins, presented them with the award.
The CRB Artist Humanitarian Award was created in 1990 to honor country music artists who have shown exceptional humanitarian efforts throughout their career. Trace, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Garth Brooks, Charlie Daniels and Kenny Rogers are just some of the artists who have been honored with this award.
Other Humanitarian Awards were given out as well. The 2011 CRB Radio Humanitarian Awards were given to a radio station from a large, medium, and small market. Large market winner was 99.5/KWJJ out of Portland, Oregon, medium market winner was 107.7/WIVK from Knoxville, Tennessee and small market went to 97.7/WCTY out of Norwich, Connecticut. The 2011 Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award was presented to NRG Media President and CEO, Mary Quass for her community efforts and board appoints with organizations such as the United Way Board of Trustees and Mercy Medical Center.