Tate Stevens, Winner of Season 2 of "X Factor," Immortalized on Hometown Water Tower
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 11:16:57
Tate Stevens, a 37-year-old country singer, won Season 2 of X Factor against all odds. Now Stevens can claim a new "first" as his hometown in Missouri honors him with an impressive City of Belton water tower, freshly painted with "Home of Tate Stevens, Live the Dream!"
A contingent of Belton residents, who watched the singer follow his dreams on the show last fall, led the charge to raise 100% of the funds for the water tower repainting and dedication.
"It's moments like this that really make me smile," shares Stevens. "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."
Belton officials unveiled the landmark, located near Stevens' home off Interstate 49 and M-58 Highway on Sunday, March 31, with the formal dedication, which Stevens will attend, scheduled for Monday, April 22.
Stevens' self-titled debut is out April 23. So next week will be quite a week for Stevens.
Watch the time-lapse video of the water tower being painted below: