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Tim McGraw’s ‘Humble and Kind’ Wins Best Country Song at 2017 Grammy Awards

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Tim McGraw‘s “Humble and Kind” won for Best Country Song at the 2017 Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 12), and songwriter Lori McKenna broke up at the podium in making her acceptance speech.

“Humble and Kind” beat out Keith Urban‘s “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Thomas Rhett‘s “Die a Happy Man,” Maren Morris, “My Church” and Miranda Lambert‘s “Vice” for the honor.

The award goes to songwriters, and McKenna seemed almost stunned to have won during the pre-telecast portion of the awards show. Dressed in a simple black dress, she tearfully thanked McGraw for “creating a moment” out of her song, which she wrote to express her hopes for her own five children.

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“I just sat at my dining room table and wrote a song for my kids one day, and Tim McGraw made a moment out of this little, tiny, simple prayer … he made this beautiful moment out of it, and I thank Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. They’re the reasons I have a job in music,” she gushed.

McKenna told Taste of Country in 2016 that she considered the song as much McGraw’s as hers, even though she created it.

“I know as an artist that I don’t have the accessibility to have ever given the song what he has given it,” she states. “To ever really give other people the chance to hear it. For someone to take something that you wrote and just shine it so bright like that, it sort of makes it as much his song, if not more, than me … I feel like it’s been such a gift for him to be able to share it with the people the way he has. I’m just blessed that I’m part of it, to be honest.”

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