Recording artist Joe Diffie was recently honored at the Unsung Hero Awards by the Council of Community Services. For the last three years, the organization has held awards ceremonies to acknowledge local staff and board members of Music City's non-profit organizations. This year, Diffie was selected as the very first Honorary Unsung Hero for his extensive charity work. Diffie has devoted tireless hours to such charity organizations as First Steps, the National Psoriasis Awareness, Special Olympics, the Children's Organ Transplant Association, Operation Smile, Country Music Cares, the Diabetes Association and the American Lung Association. The Country Radio Broadcasters also recognized Diffie last year as the Humanitarian of the Year.