Arts and Music

American Anthems

This new six-part series celebrates the inspiring efforts of individuals facing extraordinary circumstances with surprise songs written and performed by music's biggest stars. Each episode follows a different featured artist, including Grammy Award-winning country artist Jennifer Nettles, as they turn a local hero’s transformative story into a powerful and deeply personal anthem.

Pocket Change

22m 56s

Ashley Ruiz is a "hope dealer," dedicating herself to paying for people's laundry in low-income communities. This inspires Lee Brice to create a celebratory mid-tempo guitar jam that he debuts to a lively group of Ashley's friends and family.

Episodes

  • Pocket Change: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pocket Change

    S1 E2 - 22m 56s

    Ashley Ruiz is a "hope dealer," dedicating herself to paying for people's laundry in low-income communities. This inspires Lee Brice to create a celebratory mid-tempo guitar jam that he debuts to a lively group of Ashley's friends and family.

  • Life is Sweet: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Life is Sweet

    S1 E1 - 22m 56s

    Grammy winner Jennifer Nettles meets Seth Grumet, founder of Stomp The Monster, which he started during chemotherapy. Jennifer writes and performs a soaring anthem about Seth's life that leaves a surprised audience without a dry eye in the house.

Extras + Features

  • Episode 5 Preview | Make Tomorrow Come Today: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 5 Preview | Make Tomorrow Come Today

    S1 E5 - 30s

    Meredith McKinney provides underserved children with books featuring diverse characters. Grammy nominee Cam, a diversity advocate in the music industry, teams with songwriter Dre Williams to perform a stirring original folk anthem for Meredith.

  • Episode 4 Preview | Let The Words Come Out: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 4 Preview | Let The Words Come Out

    S1 E4 - 30s

    Country star Lindsay Ell bonds with Greta McClain over their shared sexual assault tragedies. With Kristian Bush, Lindsay crafts and performs an electric country rock anthem that Greta can use as a fight song in her mission of caring.

  • The War and Treaty Find Similarities with the K9s: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The War and Treaty Find Similarities with the K9s

    S1 E3 - 2m 8s

    Michael and Tanya Trotter (The War and Treaty) discuss with Jason Johnson how K9s who served are neglected just as much as humans who serve. Tanya likens the treatment of the K9s to how she felt Michael, a veteran himself, was treated when he could no longer serve. The three then play fetch with K9 Yoube and learn more about the importance of the initiative.

  • The War and Treaty Write "Soldier On All Fours": asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The War and Treaty Write "Soldier On All Fours"

    S1 E3 - 2m 31s

    Singer/songwriters The War and Treaty craft a heartfelt and moving song based on Jason Johnson and his non-profit organization, Project K-9 Hero. Michael and Tanya Trotter discuss the reason behind using certain keys and lyrics in the song to emphasize key points they are trying to highlight.

  • Episode 3 Preview | Soldier on All Fours: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 3 Preview | Soldier on All Fours

    S1 E3 - 30s

    Decorated veteran Jason Johnson's Project K-9 Hero saves retired military and police dogs from being euthanized. The War and Treaty's Michael, who is also a veteran, and Tanya Trotter perform a soulful power ballad honoring Jason and his hero dogs.

  • The War and Treaty Learn About Project K-9 Hero: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The War and Treaty Learn About Project K-9 Hero

    S1 E3 - 2m 38s

    Michael and Tanya Trotter (The War and Treaty) talk with Jason Johnson (Founder, Project K-9 Hero) about his backstory and his organization's initiative. Jason explains his background as a military and police K9 handler and how poorly working K9s are treated when they can no longer serve.

  • Ashley Ruiz Talks About What Drew Her to the Laundry Project: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ashley Ruiz Talks About What Drew Her to the Laundry Project

    S1 E2 - 1m 47s

    Ashley Ruiz introduces her work with The Laundry Project, a non profit organization offering free laundry to those in need. She discusses how she became drawn to this specific initiative and how important the ripple effect is of free laundry on the underserved families The Laundry Project benefits.

  • Ashley Ruiz Shows Lee Brice the Ropes At Laundry Project: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ashley Ruiz Shows Lee Brice the Ropes At Laundry Project

    S1 E2 - 2m 35s

    Ashley Ruiz sits down with country star Lee Brice to discuss the importance of clean laundry and how a small act of kindness can go such a long day. Lee is introduced to the necessities behind all Laundry Project events, how expensive clean laundry is and how recipients benefit from the project. Lee and Ashley get hands on and provide quarters and detergent to those in need.

  • Lee Brice & His Songwriting Partners Craft a Song for Ashley: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lee Brice & His Songwriting Partners Craft a Song for Ashley

    S1 E2 - 2m 46s

    Songwriters Billy Montana and Adam Wood join Lee Brice to craft a song based on Ashley Ruiz's story. Lee fills the guys in on his day with Ashley and how he was inspired by her life's work. Billy and Adam help Lee turn his inspiration into a beautiful country song with lyrics that parallel Ashley's mission.

  • Episode 2 Preview | Pocket Change: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2 Preview | Pocket Change

    S1 E2 - 30s

    Ashley Ruiz is a "hope dealer," dedicating herself to paying for people's laundry in low-income communities. This inspires Lee Brice to create a celebratory mid-tempo guitar jam that he debuts to a lively group of Ashley's friends and family.

  • Jennifer Nettles Learning About Seth Grumet’s Cancer Journey: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jennifer Nettles Learning About Seth Grumet’s Cancer Journey

    S1 E1 - 1m 58s

    Singer/songwriter Jennifer Nettles talks with Seth Grumet (Founder, Stomp the Monster) and his family about how they all dealt with Seth's cancer diagnosis. Seth introduces his wife, children and parents and they discuss the journey they have been on as a family during Seth's treatment and recovery. Seth reveals how the name Stomp the Monster came to be.

  • Seth Grumet Explains the Mission of Stomp the Monster: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Seth Grumet Explains the Mission of Stomp the Monster

    S1 E1 - 2m 17s

    Seth Grumet tells singer/songwriter Jennifer Nettles how he came up with the idea of starting Stomp the Monster while he was undergoing chemotherapy for a life threatening tumor. Seth realized that many other cancer patients did not have the large support group of friends and family he was blessed with. He was determined to find away to help others in big and small ways.

Schedule

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    American Anthems

    Soldier on All Fours

    Friday
    Jul 8

    30 Minutes

    The War and Treaty creates a ballad for a veteran who saves retired military and police dogs from euthaniasia.
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    American Anthems: TVSS: Staple

    American Anthems

    Soldier on All Fours

    Friday
    Jul 8

    30 Minutes

    The War and Treaty creates a ballad for a veteran who saves retired military and police dogs from euthaniasia.
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    American Anthems: TVSS: Staple

    American Anthems

    Soldier on All Fours

    Saturday
    Jul 9

    30 Minutes

    The War and Treaty creates a ballad for a veteran who saves retired military and police dogs from euthaniasia.
  • Image
    American Anthems: TVSS: Staple

    American Anthems

    Soldier on All Fours

    Saturday
    Jul 9

    30 Minutes

    The War and Treaty creates a ballad for a veteran who saves retired military and police dogs from euthaniasia.
  • Image
    American Anthems: TVSS: Staple

    American Anthems

    Soldier on All Fours

    Sunday
    Jul 10

    30 Minutes

    The War and Treaty creates a ballad for a veteran who saves retired military and police dogs from euthaniasia.
  • Image
    American Anthems: TVSS: Staple

    American Anthems

    Soldier on All Fours

    Sunday
    Jul 10

    30 Minutes

    The War and Treaty creates a ballad for a veteran who saves retired military and police dogs from euthaniasia.
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    American Anthems: TVSS: Staple

    American Anthems

    Let the Words Come Out

    Friday
    Jul 15

    30 Minutes

    Country performers Lindsay Ell and Kristian Bush craft an electric country rock anthem for a woman who helps sexual assault survivors.
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    American Anthems: TVSS: Staple

    American Anthems

    Let the Words Come Out

    Friday
    Jul 15

    30 Minutes

    Country performers Lindsay Ell and Kristian Bush craft an electric country rock anthem for a woman who helps sexual assault survivors.
  • Image
    American Anthems: TVSS: Staple

    American Anthems

    Let the Words Come Out

    Saturday
    Jul 16

    30 Minutes

    Country performers Lindsay Ell and Kristian Bush craft an electric country rock anthem for a woman who helps sexual assault survivors.
  • Image
    American Anthems: TVSS: Staple

    American Anthems

    Let the Words Come Out

    Saturday
    Jul 16

    30 Minutes

    Country performers Lindsay Ell and Kristian Bush craft an electric country rock anthem for a woman who helps sexual assault survivors.
  • Image
    American Anthems: TVSS: Staple

    American Anthems

    Let the Words Come Out

    Sunday
    Jul 17

    30 Minutes

    Country performers Lindsay Ell and Kristian Bush craft an electric country rock anthem for a woman who helps sexual assault survivors.
  • Image
    American Anthems: TVSS: Staple

    American Anthems

    Let the Words Come Out

    Sunday
    Jul 17

    30 Minutes

    Country performers Lindsay Ell and Kristian Bush craft an electric country rock anthem for a woman who helps sexual assault survivors.

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