You Can Still See Alan Jackson’s Sold Out Hometown Benefit

In the early morning hours on March 26th, 2021, a deadly and violent EF4 tornado ripped through the town of Newnan, Georgia, completely destroying some 70 homes, and damaging another 1,700 others.

The town of some 40,000 is known for many things, but it’s known best for being the hometown of country legend Alan Jackson. He was born and raised there with his four sisters in a house converted around his grandfather’s old tool shed. Alan Jackson met his wife in the town. Newnan helped define who he is. In downtown Newnan, a 20 x 40-foot mural of Jackson is displayed on the side of a building.

So when Alan Jackson heard about the tragedy, he stepped up to organize a benefit for the town and surrounding area affected by the tornado. Called “Where I Come From,” the concert held on the Coweta County Fairgrounds Saturday night (6/26) sold out almost immediately, and helped raised money for those affected by the storm.

Jackson first ceded the stage to some hometown and regional up-and-comers from the area in the form of Will Finley and Corbette Jackson, then some guys kicking around Nashville in Jered Ames who often plays at Alan’s bar in Nashville, performer and pilot Big City Brian Wright, as well as Alan Jackson’s nephew Adam Wright. Caylee Hammack and Chris Young also performed before Alan Jackson took the stage at sundown, and performed a 1 hour, 45-minute set.

Alan Jackson played many of his big hits and a few surprises, and spent time during guitar solos whipping t-shirts into the crowd. And though it was hot, otherwise the weather behaved.

Not everyone could be there in person, so Alan Jackson streamed the concert live on Facebook, with great audio and excellent camera work helping to put you right there in the crowd. You can see the video by CLICKING HERE. It may not stay up forever, so watch it while you can.

In the meantime, if you want to support the cause, you can donate at https://www.cowetafoundation.org/concert , or venmo @cowetafoundation.

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