Colt Ford Taps Star Friends to Honor Hometown Heros

Colt Ford

Colt Ford has recruited a fantastic line-up for a benefit concert next month in his hometown Athens, Ga. Set to perform are Rhett Akins, Jason Aldean, Dallas Davidson, Mike Dekel, Edwin McCain, and James Otto.

The Aug. 16 show at the Georgia Theater will benefit local police officers and their families who were victims of a recent shooting. Senior Police Officer Elmer “Buddy” Christian died, and Senior Police Officer Tony Howard was injured.

“I’ve known Tony for over 25 years, and both he and Buddy are and were pillars in this community, and I can’t stand by and not do something for their families during this difficult time due to such a brutal offense,” says Ford.

The evening will include a pre-show VIP cocktail reception and silent auction. “I want to raise as much money as we can through the auction, performances, and donation links, so I can’t thank my friends enough for joining together with me for this great cause,” said Ford.

General admission and VIP tickets will go on-sale Friday, July 22 at 10 a.m. ET here.

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