Tate-Stevens-The-X-factorSyco/RCA Nashville recording artist Tate Stevens is experiencing a lot of firsts this year following his first place finish on FOX’s The X Factor, including landing a record deal, releasing new single "Power of a Love Song" to country radio, and his upcoming April 23 self-titled debut album release. Now Stevens can claim a new "first" as his hometown honors him with an impressive 160′ City of Belton water tower, freshly painted with "Home of Tate Stevens, Live the Dream!"

Tate Water 2Stevens, a former blue collar road worker for the city, always displayed such appreciation for his small hometown while pursuing his life-long dream of becoming a country music star on The X Factor. Viewers were captivated by this unassuming Southern gentleman with the powerhouse vocals. Among those viewers was a contingent of Belton residents, who led the charge to raise 100% the funds for the water tower repainting and dedication.

Tate Water“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.”

tate_stevens_pr_2013_pBelton 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, with media call-time at 10:30a.m. CDT. Stevens will perform a sold out show in Kansas City, Mo. at the Midland by AMC on Sunday, but fans can still purchase a limited number of tickets to his Monday night performance here.

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Syco/RCA Nashville recording artist Tate Stevens is experiencing a lot of firsts this year following his first place finish on FOX's The X Factor, including landing a record deal, releasing new single "Power of a Love Song" to country radio, and his upcoming April 23 self-titled debut album release....