L-R Richie McDonald, Frank Siller (CEO Tunnel to Towers), Tim Rushlow, Dennis Quaid, Tanya Tucker, Larry Stewart, Jelly Roll, Mikayla Lane and Krista Marie Photo Credit: Derrek Kupish

Country music’s biggest stars unite to honor first responders and Gold Star families for a one night only special, “Country Music Salutes America’s Heroes,” with powerhouse performances from Tanya TuckerDennis QuaidJelly RollIan Munsick and The Frontmen. The special, taped outside of iconic Honky Tonk Billy Bob’s Texas, will air in various markets across the country beginning on Memorial Day weekend. See full list of markets below.

During the taping, Tunnel to Towers surprised a Gold Star family with a mortgage free home. The family of fallen Army Captain Torre Mallard Sr. was presented the life changing news by Tunnel to Towers CEO, Frank Siller and Dennis Quaid in front of the thousands in attendance, largely first responders, active military and veterans. Special appearances throughout the evening include 3x Super Bowl Champions Chad Hennings and Darren Woodson as well as Scotty Hasting, Kylie Frey and Mikayla Lane.

Tunnel to Towers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was created in memory of Stephen Siller, a first responder who lost his life during the September 11 attacks. This organization assists veterans, first responders and Gold Star families and have raised more than 500 million in support of our nation’s heroes and their families.

“It is so special to see some of country music’s brightest stars come out and take the stage to support our veterans, first responders, and Gold Star families. I am honored they are joining us on our mission to provide mortgage-free homes to America’s real heroes, like the family of fallen Army Captain Torre Mallard Sr.,” shared Frank Siller, Chairman/CEO, Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

About the Tunnel to Towers Foundation
Born from the tragedy of 9/11, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation carries out its mission to “do good,” by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building specially-adapted smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders. Tunnel to Towers is also committed to eradicating veteran homelessness and helping America Never Forget September 11, 2001.