Who is your hometown hero? There are literally as many answers to that question as there are towns and cities. Those answers could fall anywhere between the high school football coach who almost took the varsity team to state that one time to international superstars. The small town of Newnan, Georgia has a hometown hero of epic proportions. They have Alan Jackson.
Alan Jackson is a massive star. Since the early nineties, his songwriting and singing abilities have made him a household name. He has taken over thirty singles to the top of the Billboard country chart. Jackson is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. It would be pretty hard for his hometown to produce a bigger star.
A massive tornado ripped through Newnan back in March. It left millions of dollars worth of damage as well as immeasurable heartache in its wake. The neotraditional country superstar is putting on a concert to raise money to help the city rebuild and heal. Alan Jackson is the kind of hometown hero that every small town wishes it had.
Jackson’s official Twitter account announced the concert earlier today. The post contains a promo video as well as a short blurb about the upcoming charity event.
The announcement promises a night of country music with Alan Jackson “and friends.” However, there is no word on who those friends are just yet. The post goes on to say that the event, aptly titled Where I Come From, will take place on June 26th at the Coweta County Fairgrounds in Newnan. Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday.
More About Alan Jackson’s Upcoming Benefit Show
According to the event’s website, proceeds from Alan Jackson’s upcoming concert will go to the Coweta Community Foundation. That organization is heading up charitable efforts in the area. The funds will help residents affected by the storm get shelter as well as a hot meal. At this time, some residents are still without both.
Tickets for the event start at $49.99. However, it looks like presale options will be available. Ticket packages and pricing as well as special guests will be announced in the weeks leading up to Alan Jackson’s benefit show.
If you want to catch Alan Jackson in his hometown be sure to get your tickets as soon as possible. They go on sale Friday. However, they will probably sell out fast. On the other hand, if you can’t make it to the show and still want to help the people of Newnan, Georgia, you can. Head over to the Coweta Community Foundation website and make a donation, if you’re so inclined.