Some of the industry’s biggest stars are coming together to bring a little extra holiday cheer this season in the heartwarming TV special Homes for the Holidays, airing now through New Year’s Day!
Hosted by CMA award-winning artist Ashley McBryde, the television event features Cole Hauser, well known for his role as Rip Wheeler in the hit drama series Yellowstone; multi-platinum country star Travis Tritt; music legend Bret Michaels’ rising Warner Music Nashville singer Ian Munsick; country trio Runaway June and Grammy-nominated Robert Randolph.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation gave celebrity friends the opportunity to provide Gold Star and fallen first responder families with an incredible holiday gift — mortgage-free homes.
The special will include intimate musical performances filmed across the country in locations such as Idaho, The Mulehouse in Columbia, Tennessee, Nashville’s Santa’s Pub, a New Jersey church and backstage at a concert in Kentucky.
“For our Gold Star families and fallen first responder families, every day without their hero is painful, but the holiday season can bring about its own particular wave of grief,” said Frank Siller, Tunnel to Towers chairman and CEO. “At the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, our hope is that the security of a mortgage-free home, the guarantee that they will never have to leave the place where they created so many holiday memories, eases that burden of grief just a little bit. We have a very special relationship with the country music community, and it means the world to us that Ashley, Cole, Travis, Bret, Ian, the members of Runaway June and Robert Randolph & The Family Band are supporting us in our mission.”
In addition to hosting, McBryde will also perform “Amazing Grace” to close out the show.
“What better way to celebrate the meaning of the holiday season than by helping Tunnel to Towers showcase the love, resilience and hope of these military and first responder families,” shared McBryde.
Hauser traveled to his cherished West where Yellowstone is filmed to take part in Homes for the Holidays.
“I’ve been fortunate to be a part of the amazing work Tunnel to Towers is doing and wanted to showcase how the charity is providing accessible homes for those that have been catastrophically injured defending our country,” commented Hauser.
Tunnel to Towers has worked to support America’s heroes since September 11, 2001, by supplying mortgage-free homes to the families of Gold Star and fallen first responders and building custom-designed smart homes for injured veterans and first responders. During the TV special, families will share their stories, explaining how the organization has impacted their lives.
Viewers can tune in to Homes for the Holidays on various network affiliates including Fox, Scripps and Gray stations. The special is also set to air on the Circle Network and AXS TV. For air times, check your local listings.