Tim McGraw Giving Away 25 Houses to Military Families
You Just Became a Huge Tim McGraw Fan, Right?
If you weren't already a fan of country music superstar Tim McGraw, you are so gonna be: McGraw has announced that, during his summer tour, he will give away a house (a house!) to one military veteran family on each of the tour's 25 stops.
McGraw kicks off the campaign with a Memorial Day concert for military members at the Beacon Theater in New York City, during Fleet Week.
And then his joint summer tour with fellow country star Kenny Chesney -- the Brothers of the Sun tour -- kicks off June 2 in Tampa, with stops in Atlanta, Dallas, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Nashville, Cincinnati, Denver, Houston, Detroit and several other major cities.
At each stop, McGraw will present one wounded, disabled or needy military vet family with a mortgage-free home, Wonderwall.com reports.
"My sister's a veteran, my uncle's a veteran, my grandfather was a veteran, one of my best friends is a veteran," McGraw said. "I've known people my whole life who are in service to America. And I think in my position to be able to do something like that is probably the ultimate thing. So to be able to go on tour and provide sort of a stable foundation for a veteran and their family is something I really look forward to."
The charity Operation Homefront and Chase are McGraw's partners on the project, called Homefront, with contributions also coming from the Academy of Country Music's ACM Lifting Lives program and The Premier Group (on behalf of the North Carolina Furniture Manufacturers).
"It's going to be a great opportunity to set a family on track that's done so much for us and my family," McGraw said. "So I can't imagine a better thing to do on tour. It's going to be fun -- I mean every tour date we're going to be out there."
Good to see a celebrity who truly walks the walk.