Country music superstar Tim McGraw has announced that he will donate 25 homes to needy or wounded members of the U.S. military as part of his upcoming "Brothers of the Sun" tour.
The 45-year-old said the decision to help make a difference for some military servicemembers was an easy one.
"My sister's a veteran, my uncle's a veteran, my grandfather was a veteran, one of my best friends is a veteran," McGraw said in an interview with the AP. "I've known people my whole life who are in service to America. And I think in my position to be able to do something like that is probably the ultimate thing. So to be able to go on tour and provide sort of a stable foundation for a veteran and their family is something I really look forward to."
Named "HomeFront," the campaign by McGraw will be done in partnership with JP Morgan Chase Co. and the military charity Operation Homefront
. The first mortgage-free home will be given away next week during a special Memorial Day concert for servicemembers at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.
"It's going to be a great opportunity to set a family on track that's done so much for us and my family," McGraw said. "So I can't imagine a better thing to do on tour. It's going to be - I mean every tour date we're going to be out there."
Besides a live stream on YouTube, servicemembers around the world will also be able to view the concert on the Pentagon Channel website.