Marty McFly, Morning Show Host for Nashville Country Radio Station 95.5 NASH Icon, Launches “Hometown Strong” Charity to Benefit Communities Across Middle Tennessee

“Hometown Strong” Kicks Off First Initiative, “Shop With A Cop” Fundraiser to Connect Sparta, TN, Area Children in Need with Local Police Officers for a Free Holiday Shopping Trip

NASHVILLE, TN, and SPARTA, TN, October 3, 2019  – Cumulus Media announces that 95.5 NASH Icon/WSM-FM morning radio personality Marty McFly has launched “Hometown Strong”, a charitable organization that will initiate and support philanthropic projects benefiting communities across Middle Tennessee. McFly, a 30-year radio professional who also hosts mornings on the NASH Icon Radio Network for Westwood One, officially launched the charity this week in his hometown of Sparta, TN, with the kick-off of a fundraiser called “Shop With a Cop”. Working in partnership with the Sparta YMCA and the Sparta Police Department, “Hometown Strong” and “Shop with a Cop” will connect Sparta area children in need with local police officers at Christmas for a free holiday shopping trip.

The main event funding the “Shop With a Cop” program is a benefit motorcycle ride on Saturday, October 19th, starting at 11:00am at Pearson Park in Sparta. Riders participating in “Marty McFly’s Blue Light Ride” will receive an event t-shirt and admission to a cookout at Boswell’s Country Roads Harley Davidson. The first 50 riders to register will receive tickets to the Alcatraz East Crime Museum attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN. To register for the ride, email Marty McFly at:, or go to and see the video for details.

McFly explained: “Growing up in a great hometown like Sparta was the inspiration for the name ‘Hometown Strong’. Good things start and happen in a person’s hometown – neighbors helping neighbors. I’m just jumping in and shining a light on what those people can and are doing.”

Sparta Police Chief Doug Goff said: “The entire police department is honored to be part of this event. It’s another great opportunity to show how the officers here love their community.”

Sparta Police Lieutenant Allen Selby commented: “Events like ‘Shop with a Cop’ are what giving back to the community is all about. The police sometimes encounter folks on their worst day. ‘Shop with a Cop’ lets us share in what can be a child’s best day.”

Kyle Goff, Chief Executive Officer, Sparta-White County Family YMCA, stated: “We know there is a need at Christmas for kids in this community. The YMCA has been working to address that need, and this event will take those efforts to the next level.”

McFly has also created a special limited edition “Hometown Strong” t-shirt, with proceeds benefiting “Shop With a Cop”, which he will be selling at the Liberty Square Celebration on October 12th in Sparta. To find out other ways to purchase a t-shirt benefiting “Shop With a Cop”, email McFly at:

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