DALLAS, Texas – Country music’s biggest stars unite to honor first responders and Gold Star families in, “Country Music Salutes America’s Heroes,” airing in a two-part special on Gray Television’s nationally syndicated “The Song” June 24 and July 1. The special, taped outside of iconic Honky Tonk Billy Bob’s Texas, features powerhouse performances from Dennis Quaid, Jelly Roll, Ian Munsick and The Frontmen.
During the taping, Tunnel to Towers surprised a Gold Star family with a mortgage free home. The family of fallen Army Captain Torre Mallard Sr. was presented the life changing news by Tunnel to Towers CEO, Frank Siller and Dennis Quaid in front of the thousands in attendance, largely first responders, active military and veterans. Special appearances throughout the evening include 3x Super Bowl Champions Chad Hennings and Darren Woodson as well as Scotty Hasting, Kylie Frey and Mikayla Lane.
“The Song,” now in its fourth season, is hosted by Krista Marie and taped live at TGL Farms in Hendersonville, Tenn. It is co-packaged and produced by Oswald Entertainment Group & Tupelo Honey and airs in more than 150 markets across the U.S.
Tunnel to Towers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was created in memory of Stephen Siller, a first responder who lost his life during the September 11 attacks. This organization assists veterans, first responders and Gold Star families and have raised more than 500 million dollars in support of our nation’s heroes and their families.
“It is so special to see some of country music’s brightest stars come out and take the stage to support our veterans, first responders, and Gold Star families. I am honored they are joining us on our mission to provide mortgage-free homes to America’s real heroes, like the family of fallen Army Captain Torre Mallard Sr.,”Frank Siller, Chairman/CEO, Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
About the Tunnel to Towers Foundation
Born from the tragedy of 9/11, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation carries out its mission to “do good,” by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building specially-adapted smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders. Tunnel to Towers is also committed to eradicating veteran homelessness and helping America Never Forget September 11, 2001. Visit T2T.org to learn more. Follow Tunnel to Towers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About “The Song”
THE SONG is Recorded Live @ TGL Farms in Hendersonville, Tennessee. A nationally syndicated hit TV series is back for another exciting season with music’s most iconic artists performing legendary songs in some of the most scenic locations in America. Founding partner Ally returns to present Season IV, as THE SONG welcomes back partners America’s legendary motorcycle brand Harley-Davidson, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos and KICKER Performance Audio. The 13-episode series launches January 2023 in over 150 markets reaching over 80% of US households. Season highlights feature acts including Rob Thomas, REO Speedwagon, Darius Rucker, Melissa Etheridge, CeeLo Green, Cole Swindell, Sarah McLachlan, Brian McKnight, STYX, Ne-Yo, Carly Pearce, 3 Doors Down & more! THE SONG is hosted by Krista Marie. It is co-packaged & produced by Oswald Entertainment Group & Tupelo Honey. THE SONG is directed by renowned film & still photographer, David “Doc” Abbott & written, edited & produced by Scott Kono & Stephen Wallen. The executive producers are Marc Oswald & Cary Glotzer. National syndication for this production is managed by Gray Television.