The Tunnel to Towers Homes for the Holiday TV special is hosted by CMA and ACM award-winning artist Ashley McBryde. The television event stars Cole Hauser, who plays Rip Wheeler in the hit western drama series Yellowstone; multi-platinum, award-winning artist Travis Tritt; music icon, Bret Michaels, Warner Music Nashville artist Ian Munsick; chart-topping country trio Runaway June (Natalie Stovall, Jennifer Wayne, Stevie Woodward), and the multiple Grammy-nominated Robert Randolph. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation invited celebrity friends to give Gold Star and Fallen First Responder families the ultimate holiday gifts – mortgage-free homes.
Homes for the Holidays will air from Thanksgiving weekend through New Year’s Day across multiple network affiliates, including FOX, Scripps, and Gray stations. It will also air on the Circle Network and AXS TV. Check your local listings to know when it airs in your area.
“For our Gold Star families and Fallen First Responder families, every day without their hero is painful, but the holiday season can bring about its own particular wave of grief. At the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, our hope is that the security of a mortgage-free home, the guarantee that they will never have to leave the place where they created so many holiday memories, eases that burden of grief just a little bit. We have a very special relationship with the country music community, and it means the world to us that Ashley, Cole, Travis, Bret, Ian, the members of Runaway June, and Robert Randolph & The Family Band are supporting us in our mission,” said Tunnel to Towers Chairman and CEO Frank Siller.
Besides hosting the holiday special, Ashley McBryde also performs the show’s closing number, “Amazing Grace.”
“What better way to celebrate the meaning of the holiday season than by helping Tunnel to Towers showcase the love, resilience and hope of these military and first responder families,” said McBryde, who was recently asked by Garth Brooks to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Music icon Bret Michaels, fresh off the Stadium Tour, is joining forces with the Tunnel to Towers Foundation for their Homes for the Holidays television series. Michaels states, “As the son of a veteran and coming from a family of veterans, first responders, frontline workers, teachers, and utility workers, I could not be more honored to join forces with Tunnel to Towers and give back to the men and women who have selflessly sacrificed so much for our freedoms. In this holiday season,” continued Michaels, “I would ask you and your family to consider giving back to these amazing veterans and first responders.”
Homes for the Holidays was filmed all over the U.S., including in the ruggedness of Idaho; a Columbia, Tennessee church turned music venue, The Mulehouse; Santa’s Pub in Nashville; at a beautiful church in New Jersey; and backstage before a concert in Kentucky. Homes for the Holidays is part of Tunnel to Towers’ Never Forget series.
T2T Home for the Holidays Schedule
(Note: All Times Listed Are Local Times)
Phoenix KASW Sunday 12/25 11:00 AM
Detroit WXYZ Monday 12/26 4:00 PM
Denver KMGH Saturday 12/31 7:00 PM
Nashville WTVF Monday 1/2 4:00 PM
West Palm WPTV Sunday 12/25 7:00 AM
Grand Rapids WXMI Sunday 1/1 8:00 AM
Norfolk WGNT Sunday 12/25 12 Noon
Richmond WTVR Saturday 12/3 11:35 PM
Tulsa KJRH Saturday 12/24 10:30 PM
Lexington WLEX Sunday 12/25 5:00 PM
Tucson KWBA Sunday 12/11 6:00 PM
Boise KIVI Saturday 12/24 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM
Tallahassee WTXL Sunday 12/25 7:00 AM
Lafayette KATC Sunday 1/1 12:00 PM
Bakersfield KERO Saturday 12/10 3:00 PM
Bakersfield KERO Sunday 12/11 3:00 PM
Corpus Christi KRIS Saturday12/24 10:30 PM
Corpus Christi KRIS Sunday 12/25 12:00 PM
Missolua/Kalispell KPAX Sunday 12/24 4:00 PM
Billings KTVQ Saturday 12/24 4:00 PM
Butte/Bozeman KBZK Saturday 12/24 4:00 PM
Twin Falls KSAW Saturday 12/24 10 AM and 4 PM
Great Falls KXLF Saturday 12/24 4:00 PM
Helena KXLH Saturday 12/24 4:00 PM
Omaha KMTV Sunday 12/25 7:00 AM
FOX Affiliate Networks
New York: WNYW 12/16 5:00 PM
New York: WWOR 12/24 5:00 PM and 12/25 3:00 PM
Los Angeles: KTTV 12/25 4:00 PM, plus additional runs for backup
Philadelphia: WTXF 12/17 5:00PM
Atlanta: WAGA 12/17 7:00 PM
San Francisco: KICU 12/24 5:00 PM
Houston: KTXH 12/24 3:00 PM
Seattle: KCPQ 12/25 8:00 AM & KZJO 12/3 12:00 PM
Phoenix: KUTP 12/24 6:00 PM
Tampa: WTVT 12/17 at 5:00 PM
Milwaukee: WITI 12/17 5:00 PM
Austin: KTBC 12/17 5:00 PM
If you missed The Tunnel to Towers Homes for the Holidays TV special, you can stream it here.
Thank you for supporting America’s greatest heroes and their families. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation wishes you and yours a blessed holiday season.