Country music superstar Trace Adkins knows a thing or two about heroes, and this fall he’s bringing their stories to life in the new series Great American Heroes on GAC. Great American Heroes follows Adkins on his nationwide Songs & Stories tour as he takes time away from the stage to pay tribute to ordinary people doing extraordinary things in their local communities. Great American Heroes premieres Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. ET. Episodes will re-air on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.
In each episode, Adkins visits with three hometown heroes to learn about and acknowledge their efforts, and surprise them with something special to help them continue their good work. As a bonus, Adkins hosts the local heroes as special guests at his concert in their hometown.
Overcoming his own life-changing experiences, Adkins has emerged a tireless supporter of U.S. troops and many other worthy causes. It was his desire to spotlight the good works of others that led him to GAC with his concept for the new series.
“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 work of local champions in ten communities. 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.
“Great American Heroes reflects the values and the lifestyles of real people who epitomize what ‘living country’ is all about,” said Sarah Trahern, senior vice president and general manager of GAC. “The stories we’ll show will leave a lasting impression on GAC viewers.”