SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Country music songwriter and
producer Marty Stuart will join the Travel Channel to celebrate the nation in
song with the world premiere of AMERICA'S VOICES: CELEBRATING LIFE. Stuart is
a Grammy Award-winning artist whose career serves as the perfect embodiment of
America's reverence for music.
The one-hour musical tribute, hosted by Stuart on Thursday, September 11
at 8 PM (ET), travels from coast to coast to showcase the talents of working
class musicians. Performers include the gospel and hip hop-infused sounds of
Queens' own Calvary Baptist Church; a patriotic serenade from the United
States Marine Band; the bluegrass beats of Tony Ellis & the Musicians of
Braeburn; and the acoustic melodies of the Singing Firemen performing straight
from their hometown firehouse.
"The events of 9/11 had a devastating effect on our nation, the cities of
New York and Washington and the travel industry in general," said Travel
Channel's Executive Vice President and General Manager, Rick Rodriguez. "We
at the Travel Channel felt it was important to develop a program that
respectfully marked the second anniversary of that tragedy while reflecting
the American people's resilience and optimism. AMERICA'S VOICES: CELEBRATING
LIFE depicts the rich diversity of our country's musical traditions and gives
everyday artists from around the country a chance to lift up their voices to
honor and remember."
"As a country music legend and a lover of small-town America, Marty Stuart
is the ideal host for this program," added Rodriguez. "We're certain that
viewers will connect with his passion and pride for our nation's rich musical
Viewers can watch special New York programming on the Travel Channel every
night at 8 PM (ET) beginning Sunday, September 7 through Friday, September 12.
The Travel Channel is the only television network devoted exclusively to
travel entertainment. Capturing the fascination, freedom and fun of travel,
Travel Channel delivers insightful stories from the world's most popular
destinations and inspiring diversions. It is available in 72 million homes
and is a service of Discovery Networks, U.S., a unit of Discovery
SOURCE Travel Channel