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Volunteers Build Edgehill Playground In A Day

Kix Brooks Kix Brooks
Ronnie Dunn Ronnie Dunn

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country music superstars Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn joined volunteer Thursday to build a playground in just one day at the Edgehill Community Center.

The pair, who make up the multi-platinum duo Brooks and Dunn, worked about 200 volunteers from The Home Depot, Academy of Country Music and KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit organization that works to provide play space for children. KaBOOM! works with businesses and community organizations to build playgrounds, skate parks, sports fields and ice rinks.

The country music duo received the Academy of Country Music/The Home Depot Humanitarian Award, which was presented during the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

In recipient's honor, The Home Depot donates a playground that built where the honoree chooses. The duo selected Shreveport, La., and Nashville as the sites for their playgrounds.

"It's fun to be a part of this," Dunn said. "This something going down that's worthwhile in neighborhoods where kids don't have much to do at times."

Brooks and Dunn helped install a swing set.

The playground is off-limits until the concrete dries Sunday. 

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