LeAnn Rimes is teaming up with volunteers from The Home Depot, Academy of Country Music, KaBOOM!, the United Way and community members to build a playground in just one day at Spring Valley Apartments in Murfreesboro.
Rimes was honored as the 2009 recipient of The Home Depot Humanitarian Award at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards this past April in Las Vegas. The Award recognizes country music artists who serve others, have a generous spirit and help build the dreams of those in need. In addition to recognition at the Awards show, the Humanitarian Award recipient receives a KaBOOM! playground donated by The Home Depot built in the city of their choice. Rimes selected Murfreesboro as the site for her playground build.
Rimes is particularly devoted to causes that help children and military veterans. She supports organizations like Children’s Miracle Network, Camp C.O.P.E., Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., and Nashville Humane Association.
Past recipients of the Award include Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Neal McCoy, Martina McBride, Lonestar and Reba McEntire.