NASHVILLE, TN (November 8, 2021) – Since its founding in 2013, Nashville-based nonprofit CreatiVets has helped over 800 wounded veterans through its innovative approach to therapy, which uses music and visual art creation as a way to cope with service-related trauma.
In honor of our nation’s finest, the organization is bringing their mission to the masses, lining up a jam-packed week of celebration around Veterans Day — including a national TV segment with Carson Daly on The TODAY Show (11/11), the premiere of a 5-episode series dedicated to their programs on Fox Nation (11/11), a halftime surprise at the Tennessee Titans’ game (11/14), and multiple events around Music City.
CreatiVets on the TODAY Show:
On Thursday (11/11), CreatiVets will ring in Veterans Day with a special segment on theTODAY Show. Hosted by Carson Daly, it will highlight one of CreatiVets’ lauded songwriting programs, which pair combat veterans with accomplished songwriters and music artists in Nashville, giving them the opportunity to craft a song about what they experienced during their time serving our nation.
Giving an inside look into how the programs unfold, the segment will chronicle a recent writing session with Marine Veteran Lloyd Howard Jr., as he crafts a song alongside Country music hitmaker Justin Moore and award-winning songwriter Casey Beathard backstage at the Grand Ole Opry.
WHAT: CreatiVets on the TODAY Show
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 11
WHERE TO WATCH: *Check local NBC listings*
Fox Nation Premieres CreatiVets-Focused Series – ‘Patriot’s Playlist’:
Drawing even more attention to CreatiVets’ life-changing songwriting programs, Fox Nation will also premiere their brand-new, five-episode series, ‘Patriot’s Playlist,’ on Thursday (11/11).
Available to stream on the Fox Nation app, each episode follows a different veteran’s journey in the program, documenting the process from start to finish and diving even deeper into just how influential the experience can be for these service members.
Stream ‘Patriot’s Playlist’ here, starting Nov. 11.
Fans won’t have to wait to hear the music created during each episode of the series, thanks to the release of CreatiVets’ second annual VETERANS DAY SPECIAL EP, out NOW via Big Machine Records. The new project features all five veteran-written tunes performed by Country music favorites Craig Morgan, Granger Smith, Love & Theft and more.
VETERANS DAY SPECIAL- VOL. II – PATRIOT’S PLAYLIST Track List:
1. Makes Us Who We Are feat. Craig Morgan
2. The Man I Left Behind feat. Heath Sanders
3. There Is No God feat. Granger Smith
4. Flight Flight feat. Randy Rogers and Josh Grider
5. Another Day feat. Love And Theft
Courtesy of Big Machine Records
ABOUT BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP:
Led by Founder, President and CEO Scott Borchetta, the Big Machine Label Group encompasses Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., BMLG Records, Big Machine/John Varvatos Records and publishing company Big Machine Music as well as its own digital radio station, Big Machine Radio. BMLG artists include superstars Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Sheryl Crow, Rascal Flatts, Brantley Gilbert, Lady A and Jennifer Nettles; chart-topping acts Justin Moore, Eli Young Band, Brett Young, Midland, Carly Pearce, Riley Green, Aaron Lewis, Badflower, Avenue Beat and “The Voice” winner Danielle Bradbery. BMLG artists have received multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, AMA, CMT, Teen Choice, MTV, Billboard, People’s Choice and Brit Awards. Big Machine is the first-ever American label to align with terrestrial radio for performance royalty rights for its artists and is an industry leader in fighting for artist, songwriter, publisher and record company rights. Big Machine Label Group created the Music Has Value Fund to provide assistance to nonprofit organizations that make music, aspire to make music, and access and appreciate music.