Not only is Country Music icon Alan Jackson returning to his hometown next month to headline a special concert event benefitting relief efforts in Newnan, Georgia – he’ll be joined by a multi-talented lineup led by multi-platinum entertainer Chris Young, singer-songwriter-producer Caylee Hammack, singer-songwriter Adam Wright and country artist Brian Wright, the latter two both – like Jackson – Newnan natives.
Where I Come From: Tornado Benefit Featuring Alan Jackson takes place June 26 at Newnan’s Coweta County Fairgrounds (275 Pine Rd., Newnan GA, 30263). Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday, May 21 at 10:00am ET at AlanJacksonBenefit.com; ticket prices start at $49.99, and pre-sale opportunities are available. Detailed information regarding the concert is also available at AlanJacksonBenefit.com.
Chris Young brings over a decade of chart-topping hits to the stage as he joins Where I Come From. With eleven #1 songs, including “Losing Sleep,” “Sober Saturday Night,” “Think Of You,” and “I’m Comin’ Over” – not to mention the current Top-10 hit, “Famous Friends,” with Kane Brown – Young plays to capacity crowds; the Grammy, CMA and ACM-nominated entertainer was seen by over 400,000 people on his most recent headlining tour. Named one of Billboard’s Top 20 artists of the past decade, Young’s achievements also include membership – like Jackson – in the Grand Ole Opry. (Full bio and press photo HERE.)
Georgia native Caylee Hammack recently released her major label debut album, If It Wasn’t for You. Not only did she co-produce the project – she wrote or co-wrote every song on the album. Such potent women as Reba McEntire, Ashley McBryde and Tenille Townes lent their voices to the project. The ACM-nominated New Female Artist of the Year has also been joined by Jackson as a duet partner – he’s featured on her recording of “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good.” (Full bio and press photo HERE.)
Two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter-producer Adam Wright was born in Newnan, Georgia and maintains close ties to the community. His songs have been recorded by Jackson, as well as by Lee Ann Womack, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks and John Legend. He has toured with Jackson, Womack and Loretta Lynn, among others. Wright’s new album, I Win, was released last fall. (Full bio and press photo HERE.)
“Big City” Brian Wright has been performing country music for nearly two decades. He finally gave up being a fan and decided to make his own brand of country music, a fresh sound all his own, rooted in the traditional country sounds that pay homage to his traditional country music heroes. Wright is also a Newnan native. (Full bio and press photo HERE).
Proceeds from Where I Come From: Tornado Benefit Featuring Alan Jackson will benefit the Coweta Community Foundation, which is managing charitable efforts to help the people of Newnan in the wake of the storm (more info below). Donations to the Foundation’s relief efforts can be made via their website.
On March 26th, an EF-4 tornado – just shy of the most-powerful ranking on the National Weather Service’s scale – 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 – all told – over 1700 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 stated when the event was officially announced earlier this week. “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.”
Cornerstone Building Brands is the presenting sponsor of Where I Come From: Tornado Benefit Featuring Alan Jackson. The event is driven by Southtowne Chevrolet. Additional details are available at AlanJacksonBenefit.com.
ABOUT ALAN JACKSON:
A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and an inductee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Alan Jackson’s membership among music’s all-time greats is part of a long line of career-defining accolades that include three CMA Entertainer of the Year honors, 30 years of membership in the Grand Ole Opry, a Billboard ranking as one of the Top 10 Country Artists of All-Time, induction to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Heritage Award as the most-performed country songwriter-artist of ASCAP’s first 100 years.
The man from rural Newnan, GA has sold nearly 60-million albums worldwide, ranks as one of the 10 best-selling male vocalists of all-time (rock, pop and country). He has released more than 60 singles – registering 50 Top Ten hits and 35 #1s (including 26 Billboard chart-toppers). He has earned more than 150 major music industry awards – including 19 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, a pair of Grammys and ASCAP’s Founders and Golden Note Awards.
Jackson – one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music – just released his latest album, Where Have You Gone, May 14. The 21-track collection features 15 songs penned solely by the music icon. He’s also the man behind one of Nashville’s most-popular tourist stops, AJ’s Good Time Bar, a four-story honky-tonk in the heart of downtown featuring daily live music and a rooftop view of Music City.