(PCM) Country music superstar Trace Adkins is on road to pay tribute to the local heros: ordinary people who do extraordinary things in their local communities. On GAC’s new show “Great American Heroes”, Adkins takes time away from the stage on his nationwide Song & Stories tour as he brings the stories of these stories to light.
In each episode, Adkins surprises three hometown heroes with something special to help them continue their incredible work. The viewers will have the opportunity to learn about and acknowledge their efforts. On top of that, Adkins invites the local heroes as special guests at his concert in their hometown.
“A lot of people get attention for the wrong reasons but the true measure of a hero is serving others. On Great American Heroes, I will introduce the real people who fit that bill,” said Adkins. “They devote themselves to others and deserve all the applause we can give them. These heroes will inspire you, make your heart swell and your eyes tear up. This show does more than tell some good stories, it affirms our faith in others.”
Great American Heroes will highlight the efforts of local superstars in ten communities, including: In Salina, Kan., Adkins meets a local minister who started a carpentry shop to teach wood-working skills to homeless men. In Charleston, S.C., he tells the story of a 13-year old girl who creates community vegetable gardens and donates the harvest to feed people in need. In Davenport, Iowa, Adkins showcases the work of two sets of parents who develop programs for special needs children.
Trace Adkins is currently working on his eleventh studio album, but after overcoming his own life-changing experience he has grown to be a major supporter of U.S. troops and many other worthy causes. It was his desire to bring to light the tireless efforts of local heroes, which led him to GAC with his concept for this new series.
Great American Heroes premieres Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. ET.
Episodes will re-air on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.