What You’re Here For - Singer Ruston Kelly meets Melissa Smith, who runs a performing arts program supporting intellectually disabled adults. Bonding over their pasts, Ruston writes a ballad celebrating Melissa's work and the good we can do when we realize our purpose.
Singer Ruston Kelly writes an anthem to remind us of the good we can do for humanity.
Cam surprises the Black Book Project founder with an anthem urging us to act now.
Lindsay Ell and Kristian Bush craft a song for a woman helping sexual assault survivors.
The War and Treaty creates an unforgettable ballad for a veteran saving military K-9s.
Lee Brice creates a guitar jam for a "hope dealer."
Jennifer Nettles surprises a cancer foundation founder with an anthem about his life.
About 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.
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