Gill Named ACM/The Home Depot Humanitarian

Vince Gill has been named the 2006 recipient of the Academy of Country Music/The Home Depot Humanitarian Award, organizers announced Monday (April 3). Gill is being recognized for the time he devotes to programs for children’s recreation and education, the terminally ill, the homeless and hungry, cultural and environmental preservation and the humane treatment of animals. In 1993, Gill established The Vinny, an annual pro/celebrity golf tournament to raise money for the Junior Golf program. He will be presented the award during the 41st annual Academy of Country Music Awards on May 23 in Las Vegas.