Hank Jr., Gretchen Wilson, Lee Brice Set for Gulf Coast Benefit
As the Gulf Coast continues to recover following the devastating oil spill, a few more country artists are stepping in to help. Hank Williams, Jr., Gretchen Wilson and Lee Brice are scheduled to perform a special concert in Orange Beach, Ala., to stimulate the tourist industry that has been adversely affected.
The concert, set for September 25 at the 10,000-seat Wharf Amphitheater, is part of Hank's Rowdy Friends tour. Tickets will be available to local Gulf residents August 18 and 19, for only $10, after which they will be available to the general public for $25.
Country artists have been out in full force to do what they can to aid in the recovery process. Trace Adkins spoke with CNN's Anderson Cooper about the disaster, while Jimmy Buffet performed a free concert -- aired on CMT -- for Gulf Coast residents. On October 1, Sammy Kershaw, who is currently in the running for lieutenant governor of Louisiana, will serve as honorary chair for a benefit organized by New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Peyton. Sammy also created a photo campaign, called 'sp[OIL]ed,' which included celebrity friends Kellie Pickler, Colt Ford and members of the Zac Brown Band.
The second leg of the Rowdy Friends tour, which began in January, will kick off September 17 and runs through October 23. Other artists on the tour include Jamey Johnson, the Grascals, Eric Church, Colt Ford and Josh Thompson. Concert dates can be found here.