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Adam Gregory's Already A CCMA Award Winner (Photos)

It will be a particularly special homecoming for Adam Gregory at this year's Canadian Country Music Association Awards. The Edmonton-born singer-songwriter will accept the 2013 CCMA Slaight Music Humanitarian Award when he takes in the show. Because for as long as he's been charting country hits -- and "swinging those horseshoes" -- Gregory's been involved in charitable endeavours like the Red Deer Ronald McDonald House.

"I'm so honored and humbled at the recognition of being named this years CCMA Slaight Music Humanitarian. This upcoming April will mark the 10th Anniversary that I have been doing the 'Adam Helps The House' in Red Deer for the Ronald McDonald House and this award will definitely be shared with all of them and with all the charities I have had the honor of being a part of throughout my career," the 28-year-old wrote on Facebook. "Thank you all so very much, you'll never know just how much this means to me."

The award has been given out semi-annually since 1989, when former CBC star Wayne Rostad's philanthropic work was recognized by the Canadian Country Music Association.

Check out some of the other individuals who've been recognized in this special category over the years.

Watch the CCMA Awards on CBC September 8.

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