Rimes To Receive ACM Humanitarian Honor

LeAnn Rimes will be the 2009 recipient of the Academy of Country Music/The Home Depot Humanitarian Award, to be presented during the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5.

During her career, she has served as the International Spokesperson for Children’s Miracle Network, supported Camp C.O.P.E. for children of wounded veterans, and partnered with Kellogg’s to aid disabled veterans. She also financed construction of the LeAnn Rimes Adventure Gym at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville and is a supporter of the Nashville Humane Association.

As the recipient of the Humanitarian Award, Rimes will receive a beautiful crystal trophy designed by Tiffany & Co. during the ACM Awards live telecast on CBS. She will also be honored with a playground donated by The Home Depot and their national nonprofit partner KaBOOM! in the city of her choice.

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