“AMERICAN HERO EXPERIENCE” ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK COMES TO PUCKETT’S
Marine’s Song and Story Featured in Upcoming Episode Filmed at Puckett’s 5th & Church
Ok y’all, we’ve got something pretty darn cool to announce. A NBC Sports Network show “American Hero Experience” episode is going to be filmed at Puckett’s in downtown Nashville on Saturday, Feb. 2! Outdoor Music has partnered with the show to help make a dream come true for aspiring singer/songwriter and former U.S. Marine, Markus Fox!
The network is bringing Markus to Nashville to record his song, “Sacrifices,” which will be used periodically on the new show. And he’s performin’ that song at our 5th & Church location… and sharin’ a stage with famed songwriters Wynn Varble, Don Poythress, Karen Staley, and Brad Cotter! How cool is that?
HERE’S THE THING: if you want to see the taping of the show, we’re all booked up (BUT you can call 615-770-2772 for the waiting list). However, we’ve got reservations open for later Saturday night… and you might still catch the crew + Markus!
Why Markus Fox?
Producers of the show were overwhelmed with emails about Markus and “Sacrifices” during their search for a new theme song. They invited Markus and his father to St. Petersburg, Florida to discuss using his song for the show. When the two arrived at the Guy Harvey Outpost, the producers surprised Markus with the news that they had arranged a three-day dream-come-true fishing trip with “Hit and Run” fishing charters.
About Markus Fox
Markus, who served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, had his father ship his guitar to a combat zone, and his music not only became therapy for his time away from his Alabama home, it also lifted the spirits of his fellow soldiers.
More About The Episode
During his time on the water taping the episode, Markus discussed PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and the tragic story of a friend he lost during the tour.
About “American Hero Experience”
“American Hero Experience” kicked off January 10, 2013 on the NBC Sports Network. The show is co-hosted by disabled Gulf War Vet Sgt. Joe Kowalski (USMC, Ret.) and Keith Alan, who also serves as Executive Producer of the show. When Kowalski realized how fishing was helping him deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), he figured it could help other veterans, so he started a fishing outreach program. His service to our country as a Marine, and his dedication to his fellow veterans and returning service members made him a natural fit for a television series dedicated to recognizing heroes, creating awareness for their needs and illustrating the therapeutic value fishing provides.
It introduces modern day American heroes who share inspirational stories, as they discover the unique therapy that outdoor recreation provides while on ultimate experiences with pro athletes and celebrities in world class destinations.
About Outdoor Music
Outdoor Music, is owned by Franklin, TN based Dalia Entertainment Group. The indie music label’s catalog includes exclusive Baseball, Hunting, and Fishing Master recordings, like the classic Andy Griffith Show theme song, The Fishin’ Hole, featuring Darryl Worley and Wynn Varble. http://www.outdoormusic.com