Country singer and dedicated patriot Tim McGraw will be providing an invaluable gift to 25 military families this summer. As every stop of his ‘Brothers of the Sun’ summer tour, McGraw will be donating a new and mortgage-free house to a family of disabled or needy military person.
The Associated Press reports that McGraw is no stranger to veterans and that he is constantly looking for a way to give back to those who have served.
"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 in an interview. "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."
To facilitate the generous donations, McGraw is partnering the Operation Homefront charity and Chase, now dubbed HomeFront. Contributions will also be 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."
The ‘Brothers of the Sun’ tour will also feature other country singer Kenny Chesney and kicks off on June 2 in Tampa, Florida. The summer tour is expected to be one of the biggest ever for the country music genre. The campaign for donations, however, will begin this week - Fleet Week - in New York City at the Beacon Theatre.