Tim McGraw To Help Give Away Homes To Wounded Veterans
Project HomeFront Will Award 25 Homes During His Summer Tour
On his tour with Kenny Chesney this summer, Tim McGraw will be helping to give away 25 mortgage-free homes to wounded warriors and service members in need as part of a newly launched, nationwide program called HomeFront.
To kick off the program, McGraw will perform a Memorial Day concert for service members at New York’s Beacon Theatre during Fleet Week. The show will be streamed live via YouTube and to military bases around the world on The Pentagon Channel.
“My sister’s a veteran of the first Gulf War. My uncle was a Vietnam veteran and my grandfather was a World War II veteran,” McGraw says in a press release. “I’ve always felt a deep sense of respect and obligation to our troops. Being able to reward them for their dedicated work with a new home will be even more rewarding for us. It feels so good to give back to them, and to have the opportunity to entertain them on Memorial Day is something I’m honored to do.”
McGraw and Chesney’s Brothers of the Sun stadium tour kicks off June 2 in Tampa, Fla.
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Veteran entertainment journalist Phyllis Stark has been reporting extensively on the music industry for two decades. As a freelance writer, her work appears regularly in numerous publications and sites. She previously was Nashville Bureau Chief at Billboard magazine.