LeAnn to Receive Special ACM 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, April 5, in Las Vegas.

In its eighth year, the Humanitarian Award recognizes country music artists who serve others, have a generous spirit and help build the dreams of those in need. LeAnn has made giving back a priority in her career and has been particularly devoted to children’s causes. She previously served as the International Spokesperson for Children’s Miracle Network and is an ardent supporter of the Nashville Humane Association and continues to speak out on the need to treat animals compassionately. “I feel blessed to be able to help,” says LeAnn. “I strive to be actively involved in my community with my time and my heart, and I’ve been touched by the spirit and bravery of those I have encountered along the way. I’m honored that The Home Depot and the Academy have chosen to recognize my work and spread awareness of the worthy causes that inspire me.”

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