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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were given the Country Radio Broadcasters' artist humanitarian award Wednesday. The couple accepted the award from last year's recipient, Trace Adkins. Tim and Faith were were applauded for their many charitable activities include raising money for the victims in Louisiana and Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and last year's Nashville Rising concert to help flood victims in Middle Tennessee. Faith called receiving the award "bittersweet" and "incredibly humbling because it comes at the expense of others who are suffering through hard times."
Country Radio Broadcasters gave the Judds the 2011 career achievement award this week (March 1.) Naomi, who noted she was "38 years old with two scared kids" when she came to RCA in 1983. Between then and now, Naomi and Wynonna have scored 14 No. 1 singles, won four Grammys and sold millions of albums. It's been a while since the Judds have had a radio hit. "One of my goals this year," continued Wynonna, who recorded and toured as a solo act after Naomi's first retirement, "is to get back on country radio." The mom and daughter are now on their Last Encore tour.
All six of the Academy of Country Music's nominees for entertainer of the year will perform during the ceremony on April 3. Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are the nominees in the top category. And you can help decide who wins the award. Fan voting for the ACM Entertainer Of The Year will begin March 11 at www.voteacm.com. Voting will conclude in the third hour of the live broadcast on CBS April 3rd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Rascal Flatts and Jason Aldean are the latest artists to record duets with the legendary Lionel Richie for his upcoming country duets album, due in September. The Flatts joined him on his 1985 hit, 'Dancing on the Ceiling.' Jason Aldean teamed up on his 1986 No. 1 hit, 'Say You, Say Me.'
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