Tate Stevens’ Hometown Honors Him on Water Tower
Winning Season 2 of 'X Factor' has helped Tate Stevens reach his goals, with a record deal, the hot new single 'Power of a Love Song' on country radio, and an upcoming full-length album release. With all of his success, he never forgot about the small town he grew up in -- and now Belton, Mo. is giving back to him by honoring Stevens on their water tower.
The tower is 160 feet tall, and is freshly painted with "Home of Tate Stevens, Live the Dream!" emblazoned across the front. The town's residents led the charge to have the tower repainted in the singer's honor, raising 100% of the funds needed, and showing their support in a towering way.
“It’s moments like this that really make me smile,” Stevens says in a press release. “The support I’ve felt from the community is incredible, and I hope I can continue to make them proud. I’m so incredibly humbled by this honor.”
The landmark was unveiled by Belton officials on March 31, and Stevens is scheduled to attend a dedication ceremony on April 22 -- the day before his debut record releases. Although the 'Holler if You're With Me' singer may begin living his life on the road, he'll always remember his small town roots, and the community he came from.