Tim McGraw Explains ACM Honors Ignorance of Faith Hill and Daughters

Even after spending more than 30 years in the music business, Tim McGraw has maintained his kindness and modesty.

Backstage at the Academy of Country Music Honors in August, where he received the ACM Icon Award, ET's Cassie DiLaura chatted with the country singer.

McGraw told ET that despite having scores of hits, ten No. 1 country albums, and three GRAMMY Awards, he still feels "undeserving" of the recognition.

On the one side, he said, "I feel like I've been doing it for a long time, but on the other hand, I feel like I've got a lot further to go. So I hope this isn't the pinnacle of my career, but I'm grateful nonetheless.

"I'm not a big awards guy, but I really appreciate my fans," he continued. "I respect the work of the other artists in this field. 

I value the creative inspiration I receive from other artists. I gain knowledge every time I listen to a new record. I'm eager for people to hear my new album and for it to be released. I'll try to keep stepping it up. 

Faith Hill, McGraw's wife of 27 years, and two of their three kids attended the ceremony to honor him with the Icon Award, though the "Live Like You Were Dying" singer confessed he was unable to glance their way during the speech. 

Because I'm bad at giving presentations, I was unable to turn to face them. And I get emotional quite quickly when I do presentations," he admitted. I believe I handled it reasonably well.

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