Tonight on GAC, Trace Adkins will step out of the spotlight in order to shine it on three very deserving heroes in Salina, Kansas. "Great American Heroes" follows Trace on his nationwide Songs & Stories Tour as he takes time away from the stage to honor everyday people doing extraordinary things in their local communities.
The heroes Trace will meet both tonight in Salina and across the country are seemingly average community members and yet they are working to change lives, asking for no recognition in return. But that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve it. Trace is seeking these ‘ordinary’ people out to not only recognize their efforts but surprise them with something special. (Source: GAC TV)
As Trace's tour bus stops in Easton, Pennsylvania, Trace takes the opportunity to meet three local heroes. Lori McCutcheon runs Last Chance Ranch, where she rescues, rehabilitates and trains neglected and abandoned horses, many of whom are trained specifically for the Philadelphia Mounted Police. Lori introduces Trace to some of her animals and the techniques they use to train them. Trace also encounters brothers Mike and Tom Rau who are volunteers with Pennsylvania Water Rescue where they not only save lives and help with emergency calls, but also educate the community on water safety. Mike and Tom show Trace some of what their volunteers have to do in order to keep their rescue skills sharp. On his visit to Community Bike Works, founder Stefan Goslawski shows Trace how his program uses the concept of earning bicycles to draw boys and girls into their doors and away from drugs, crime and the streets.