Tim McGraw with sailor on Military Appreciation Day

Just in time for Memorial Day, Tim McGraw is giving away a mortgage-free house to wounded or needy service members for each stop on his upcoming “Brothers of the Sun.”        .

Kick-starting his new partnership with Chase, the charity Operation Homefront, and the USO, the country music superstar will perform a special Memorial Day concert for service members at New York City’s Beacon Theatre during Fleet Week.

McGraw has a long history and deep interest in supporting veterans and military families and wanted to find another way to give back to them.

“My sister’s a veteran of the first Gulf War. My uncle was a Vietnam veteran and my grandfather was a World War II veteran,” says McGraw.  “Being able to reward the troops for their dedicated work with a new home will be even more rewarding for us. It feels so good to give back to them.”

Today’s concert for service members will be streamed live via YouTube and to military bases around the world on The Pentagon Channel.

Additionally, both the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music, and the North Carolina Furniture Manufacturers have made substantial contributions to support the program throughout the summer.

On June 2 in Tampa, along with Kenny Chesney through August, McGraw will perform for what is anticipated to be the biggest stadium tour in the history of country music.

Since 2002, thousands of volunteers for Operation Homefront have met more than 590,000 needs for military families.

(READ more in an AP story via Cleveland.com)

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