McGraw Receiving Honorary Doctorate
MONROE, La. (AP) - Country music star Tim McGraw will soon be a doctor of humanities.
McGraw, a Delhi native, will receive an honorary doctorate Saturday from the University of Louisiana-Monroe, where he was once a student.
``I feel very humbled to be receiving this honorary degree,'' McGraw said. ``It will be good to be home and have my family there with me.''
The 34-year-old singer has a history of philanthropy in north Louisiana and elsewhere.
In 1994, he organized the first Swampstock, which began as a softball game to raise funds for Little League in Rayville.
Swampstock now consists of a celebrity softball game and a concert, with attendance of more than 11,000.
Last year, McGraw and his wife, Faith Hill, performed at a benefit concert for the Friends of the Jackson Zoo in Jackson, Miss., helping raise funds that were used to build a new education complex and supported other Friends projects.
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