2007 Country Music Awards (CMA)
Country Music Superstars Brooks & Dunn Selected as Recipients of The Academy of Country Music (R)/The Home Depot (R) Humanitarian Award
The Academy of Country Music (R) and The Home Depot (R) announced that country music superstars Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn of multi-platinum BROOKS & DUNN will be the 2007 recipients of the Academy of Country Music/The Home Depot Humanitarian Award, to be presented during the 42nd ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS ceremony honoring country music's top talent as well as the industry's hottest emerging talent, will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
In its sixth year, the Humanitarian Award recognizes artists who serve others, have a generous spirit and help build the dreams of those in need. BROOKS & DUNN, the Academy of Country Music Awards all-time trophy leaders, were selected by a special blue-ribbon committee comprised of executives in the country music industry as well as local and national philanthropic leaders for their ongoing community service and charitable giving of their time and talent.
As the recipient of the Humanitarian Award, BROOKS & DUNN will receive a beautiful crystal trophy designed by Tiffany & Co. during the live CBS telecast. They will also be honored with a playground donated by The Home Depot and the company's national nonprofit partner KaBOOM!, which envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. The playground will be built by The Home Depot volunteers and community members in the city of BROOKS & DUNN's choice. Past recipients of the Humanitarian Award include Vince Gill, Lonestar, Martina McBride, Neal McCoy and Reba McEntire.
"Philanthropy and giving back are embedded in The Home Depot culture and are at the core of the Humanitarian Award," said Roger Adams, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of The Home Depot. "Through their charitable giving and community service, Kix and Ronnie truly exemplify the values represented by both The Home Depot and the Academy of Country Music. We are proud to recognize them for their contributions and impact on improving our local communities."
"In our career, Ronnie and I have done things we could have only dreamed of, but the most rewarding has been when we've made a difference for someone else," said Brooks.
"We appreciate The Home Depot and the Academy giving us this award, but what makes it even better is that a bunch of kids will get a new playground," added Dunn.
THE HOME DEPOT
ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC
For more information on the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS and the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC, please visit www.acmcountry.com. For more information on the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC CHARITABLE FUND, please visit www.acmcf.org.
ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
ENCINO, Calif., March 5, 2007 /PRNewswire/ --
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