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Vince Gill can now add another trophy to his case.

This time, it’s not for his music though. It’s for his kind generosity.

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Although the humble country star hails from Oklahoma, he’s being recognized for supporting the Nashville community.

The “I Still Believe In You” singer, who was noticed by an industry outsider, is now the recipient of the E.W. “Bud” Wendell Award — one of the hospitality industry’s top awards for “contributions to the success of the tourism and convention business in Nashville.”

Vince’s handy work stems all the way back to the ‘90s when he played a significant role in designing Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Other ways that the humanitarian has helped shape Music City include his aid during the historic Nashville Flood of 2010 and his efforts to expand the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. In addition to that, the proud Predators fan snagged a 2016 title as “Mayor of Smashville” during the NHL All-Star Game and also hosted the Women’s Final Four in 2014.

The prestigious honor of achievement has only been given out twice. So, Vince will join the short, elite list of beneficiaries that also includes Gov. Phil Bredesen and Mayor Karl Dean.

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Vince will be honored on May 3, 2016 during Nashville’s National Tourism Week Hospitality Industry Celebration.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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