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Darius Rucker is this year’s recipient of the CMA Humanitarian Award for his charitable work, including raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

He received the award during his appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Darius says he got his charitable streak from his mom.

“When I was a kid, she instilled in us that you help people — not people that are less fortunate; you help people that need help. We grew up in a really poor neighborhood with not much and, you know, there was no reason for me to believe that I was gonna be here and make it. But she always instilled in me ‘believe in yourself, you can do whatever you want.’”

His annual Darius and Friends concert and golf tournament has raised over $3.5 million for St. Jude.

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