Alan Jackson is lending a helping hand to his hometown next month when he returns to Newnan, Georgia to headline a special concert benefiting tornado relief efforts.
On March 26, an EF-4 tornado ripped across Newnan, the city where Jackson and his wife Denise were born, raised, met and married. At least 70 homes were completely destroyed, many others suffered major damage, and over 1,700 structures were impacted and compromised.
“After the tornadoes came through Newnan I knew that I wanted to do what I could to help my hometown. I started working on an idea to do some kind of benefit in Nashville to help those affected in Newnan, but then heard from a group of leaders in Newnan,” Jackson says. “I’m glad we came up with a way to bring this show to my hometown… and I’m happy to be helping the people who need it most.”
The Where I Come From show is set for June 26 at Newnan’s Coweta County Fairgrounds, where he will be joined by Chris Young, Caylee Hammack, Adam Wright and Brian Wright.
Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday, May 21 at 9 a.m. CST at AlanJacksonBenefit.com. Proceeds will benefit the Coweta Community Foundation, which is managing charitable efforts to help the people of Newnan in the wake of the storm. Donations to the Foundation’s relief efforts can be made via their website.
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