Alabama Organize Star-Studded Lineup for Tornado Relief Show
Members of country supergroup Alabama are putting on a show to help their tornado-ravaged home state, and they've recruited quite a list of famous friends to help them out.
'BAMA RISING: A Benefit Concert for Alabama Tornado Recovery' will be held June 14 at Birmingham's BJCC Arena, with all proceeds going to help victims of the April 27 tornadoes that killed more than 200 people and destroyed thousands of homes in the state. In addition to a rare performance by concert organizers Alabama, the show will also feature Rodney Atkins, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow, Sara Evans, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Montgomery Gentry, David Nail, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker and Alabama natives Ashton Shepherd, Bo Bice and Taylor Hicks.
"My hope is that this will bring happiness and help to my fellow citizens in Alabama," says Alabama lead singer Randy Owen. "It's extremely important that we do this benefit, and I want everyone in the state to feel like they are part of it. I hope we all can pull together to help get through the worst natural disaster I've ever seen in Alabama. I appreciate my friends in country music, everyone that's been involved, and anyone that's helped in any way."
Money raised from the show will go to the newly-formed Bama Rising Fund, which supports long-term recovery in the state. Fees for corporate sponsorships will also go to help storm victims.
With prices ranging from $25 - $150, tickets for BAMA RISING go on sale this Friday, May 20, at 11:00AM CT through Ticketmaster.