Country Music Legend Alabama To Present Star-Studded Concert Benefitting JSU Disaster Relief
Multi Grammy Award winning country band Alabama is going back to its roots for a good cause. For the first time ever and for their only appearance in Alabama this year, the band will be headlining Burgess-Snow Field at Jacksonville State University’s JSU Stadium with their close friends and many special guests for an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime event.
The Country Music Hall-of-Famers will be donating all concert proceeds after expenses to Jacksonville State University for tornado relief after an EF-3 level storm tore through Jacksonville and the JSU campus in March 2018. Alabama has recruited an all-star lineup of very special guests including the Charlie Daniels Band, Jamey Johnson, Riley Green, Shenandoah, Darren Knight “Southern Momma” and many more surprise artists to be announced.
Tickets are now on sale at Ticketfly.com or by calling 877-435-9849. Tickets start at $25, plus applicable fees. Net proceeds to benefit the Jacksonville State University disaster relief fund.
Forty years since starting the band, Alabama has charted 43 #1 singles including 21 #1 singles in a row and have won over 179 CMA Awards, Grammy Awards and ACM Awards. They are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame and have their own star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Alabama introduced rock style guitars, lights, pyrotechnics and sounds to the country audience. This inspired many of today's brightest country stars including Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.
Randy Owen, lead singer of Alabama, has a lifelong connection to JSU and is devoted to giving back to the community that gave so much to him.
“As a proud alumnus, Jacksonville State University is not only in our home state, but also very near and dear to my heart,” he said. “A tremendous amount of damage has been done to the campus that must be rebuilt and we are ready to do our part to help reconcile the devastation.
“Just as we did with the Alabama Fundraiser Concerts when the 2011 tornadoes hit, we continue to want to help. And one way we can help is to do what we do best, play music with our friends and raise money for the university repairs. When I asked my bandmates and cousins Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook, whose wife Lisa is also a JSU alum, they were both thrilled to pitch in and help out.
“We hope all the people in Alabama, Southeastern Tennessee and Western Georgia will help support this event by buying tickets and attending the concert. We are proud to have asked some of our special friends to join in and perform at the concert as well. Hopefully this event will help those in need and at the same time celebrate the JSU 2018 homecoming.”