Tim McGraw has added another tremendous accolade to his collection as he accepted the ACM Icon Award during Monday night’s airing of the 2023 ACM Honors.
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The annual ceremony, which took place at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on August 23, was dedicated to celebrating special ACM award honorees, off-camera category winners, and more. Tim McGraw was one of the 14 individuals honored during this year’s ceremony.
“I’m going to try and get through this, but I’m a weeper,” Tim said after taking to the stage to accept the award presented to him by Nelly.
“Music is the universal force that brought us all together tonight,” he shared. "Music can change a life, or save a life. I know it's saved mine probably more than once and it's tried to kill me a couple times as well," he stated with a broken voice.
McGraw went on to thank his Mom, sisters, and daughters in addition to admitting his world changed the day he met wife, Faith Hill.
Refusing to look her direction while on stage due to emotion, Tim shared, "I would not be where I am today without you and your grace," he said, clearly holding back tears. "I love you unconditionally."
In addition to receiving the award, Country artist, Brett Young was present to honor Tim’s music specifically with a special cover of McGraw’s 1994 hit, “Don’t Take the Girl.”
Also recognized during this year’s ceremony was Clint Black, BRELAND, Kane Brown, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Charlie Cook, Charlie Daniels, Mike Dungan, Ashley Gorley, HARDY, Bill Mayne, K.T. Oslin, Chris Stapleton, and Troy Vollhoffer. Fans who missed the show, or want to watch again can stream the entire ceremony now on Hulu.