05/08/2010

COUNTRY MUSIC FANS SELECT LEXINGTON, KY., AS LOCATION FOR MONTGOMERY GENTRY'S KaBOOM! PLAYGROUND

Montgomery Gentry asked and the fans answered: Lexington, Ky., is getting a new playground! Multi-platinum country music duo Montgomery Gentry, the 2010 Academy of Country Music/The Home Depot Humanitarian Award winners, asked country music fans and consumers to help select the city where a new KaBOOM! playground will be built in their honor by The Home Depot this fall. From April 12 - 30, 2010, fans voted for one of six pre-selected cities (Atlanta, Denver, Lexington, Ky., Los Angeles, Orlando, Fla., and Toledo, Ohio) to determine the playground location. An organization in Lexington will receive a new, custom-designed KaBOOM! playground built by The Home Depot associates.

More than 54,000 votes were cast with Lexington receiving nearly 65 percent of the votes. Montgomery Gentry will attend and participate in the playground build in the fall of 2010.

The ACM/The Home Depot Humanitarian Award recognizes country music artists who serve others, have a generous spirit and help build the dreams of those in need. Montgomery Gentry received the ACM/The Home Depot Humanitarian Award on April 18, 2010 during the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.