Bret Michaels doesn't need a special reason to salute the people he considers Hometown Heroes: active and veteran military, first responders and teachers. In fact, the Poison frontman honors them every night at his band and solo shows, bringing some on stage when he performs the group's 1990 hit "Something to Believe In," which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
But Michaels is using five shows this month, starting Nov. 6 in Casper Wyoming, to put the concept on steroids.
"I'm on my Unbroken Tour, so this is just very specific around these dates," Michaels tells Billboard, referring to his latest single. "We're making this a great time -- an awesome party for people, great bands on the bill, everything. And then we encouraged them to donate money to local charities, who we've vetted out to make sure they're legitimate. We raise the money, we find the (charities) and get (the money) to them.