The six members of Diamond Rio accepted the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award during their Grand Ole Opry performance Friday night (Oct. 15). Steve Wariner presented the award to the band to recognize their charitable contributions to organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Surprised at the honor, Marty Roe said, "Several years ago, we had the honor of working with Minnie. Her amazing spirit lives on to encourage all of us to do good. You don't do it for the awards. You just hope you touch someone along the way."