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American Anthems

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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.

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About the Show

Across the country, in every community, unsung heroes are quietly working to improve the lives of others. Their inspiring efforts often receive little fanfare — until now. "American Anthems" celebrates everyday heroes with surprise songs from today's biggest country music stars including Jennifer Nettles, Lee Brice, Lindsay Ell, Kristian Bush, The War and Treaty, Cam and more.

Each episode follows a different featured country star as they meet a local hero and learn about the transformative experience that inspired their commitment to making a positive change in their community. Then, working with a songwriter, the artist will secretly turn the hero's story of kindness, hard work and perseverance into an epic original song.

At the end of the episode, the hero will be surprised by the artist with a once-in-a-lifetime performance of the emotional life-honoring anthem while surrounded by family and friends.

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Episode 1 | Life is Sweet

Grammy winner Jennifer Nettles surprises a cancer foundation founder with an anthem about his life.

Episode 2 | Pocket Change

Lee Brice creates a guitar jam for a "hope dealer" who pays for laundry in low-income communities. 

Episode 3 | Soldier on All Fours

The War and Treaty creates an unforgettable ballad for a veteran who is saving retired military K-9s.

Episode 4 | Let the Words Come Out

Lindsay Ell and Kristian Bush craft a fight song for a woman helping sexual assault survivors. 

Episode 5 | Make Tomorrow Come Today

Grammy nominee Cam surprises the Black Book Project founder with an anthem urging us to act now.

Episode 6 | What You're Here For

Singer Ruston Kelly writes an anthem to remind us of the good we can do for humanity.

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