CMT AND RAM TRUCKS ENLISTS CHRIS STAPLETON, DARIUS RUCKER AND BRETT ELDREDGE FOR INAUGURAL “CMT HOMETOWN HEROES” SPECIAL PREMIERING FRIDAY, MARCH 31 AT 10PM ET/PT
Posted on Feb 17th by Team WMN in Brett Eldredge,
NASHVILLE – February 14, 2017 – CMT and Ram Trucks today announced a brand-new, one-hour special “CMT Hometown Heroes” featuring some of country’s most proficient storytellers Chris Stapleton, Darius Rucker and Brett Eldredge as they make surprise returns to their hometowns to give back and perform for their very own hometown heroes. The special, premiering Friday, March 31 at 10 p.m, ET/PT, features exclusive performances, in-depth interviews and an intimate look into the people and places that shaped each performer from a young age.
Assisted by Ram Nation, the truck brand’s extensive network of grass-roots volunteers, each artist will return to their respective hometowns to roll up their sleeves and make a meaningful difference to the people and places that defined them.
The special will chronicle Grammy award-winner Chris Stapleton's return home to Paintsville, Kentucky last year to surprise his high school alma mater with much-needed improvements for the music program, including the donation of brand new band instruments, as well as Ram Nation volunteers constructing an outside stage where students can perform throughout the year. The special concludes with Stapleton surprising students with a one-of-a-kind salute to his alma mater.
Three-time Grammy-award winner and avid philanthropist Darius Rucker will return to MUSC Children’s Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina, where he spent much of his childhood with his mother who was a nurse. Together with Ram Nation, Rucker will remodel and redecorate the teen room at the hospital before performing a few of his hits for staff and patients.
2014 CMA New Artist of the Year Brett Eldredge kicked off the year with his sixth consecutive No. 1 single, “Wanna Be That Song,” from his sophomore record Illinois. The breakout artist will travel to the album’s namesake, his small hometown of Paris, Illinois. With the help of Ram Nation, Eldredge will help refurbish Laker Stadium, the baseball fields near where he grew up, and will perform a surprise concert in his beloved high school gymnasium.
About Brett Eldredge
Singer-songwriter Brett Eldredge recently celebrated his sixth consecutive No. 1 single “Wanna Be That Song.” The third single from his sophomore album Illinois, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart upon its release, “Wanna Be That Song” follows Gold-certified mega hits “Drunk On Your Love” and “Lose My Mind.” The 2014 CMA New Artist of the Year co-wrote and co-produced every song on the 12 set disc, which follows on the heels of his 2013 debut album Bring You Back. That album spawned three chart-topping singles including the Platinum-certified “Don’t Ya,” the Gold-certified “Beat of the Music,” which was the most played country song of 2014, and the Gold-certified “Mean To Me.”
Known for his world-class vocals, Eldredge has performed his songs on nearly every major television show in the country, and is set to join Luke Bryan’s “Huntin’, Fishin’ Lovin’ Everyday” Tour.
Eldredge has been involved in a multitude of charities including the CMA Music Teacher of Excellence and Music in the Schools, TJ Martell Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, a disease that has affected his family and was the topic of his first hit, “Raymond.” For more information, please visit: http://www.bretteldredge.com / facebook.com/bretteldredge / Follow: @bretteldredge