Lori McKenna's "Humble and Kind" took home Song of the Year honors at the 50th annual CMA Awards on Wednesday night (Nov. 2) in Nashville.

The song beat out “Die a Happy Man” from Thomas Rhett, “My Church” by Maren Morris, Eric Church's “Record Year” and Cam's “Burning House" for the honor.

Recorded by Tim McGraw, "Humble and Kind" was one of the most impactful of his entire career with its message of grace and humility in all aspects of life. It became more than a song, even launching a Humble and Kind movement in which fans were paying forward good deeds and sharing about it online.

McKenna took the stage with McGraw to thank everyone involved.

"I have a job in this town because of this guy's wife, Faith Hill," she said tearfully.

She also paid tribute to McGraw's vision for her song, which she wrote for her own children to remind them of what's truly important as they make their way out into the world.

"Tim took a little prayer that I wrote for five kids that are here ... he took it and made this moment of it," she gushed.

She told Taste of Country in March that although she wrote it, she feels the song is as much McGraw's as hers.

“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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