Brad Paisley, Martina McBride Featured in Bama Rising Benefit Concert
On June 14, Alabama, the country music legends, will be reuniting to perform a rare concert. The show will be for a good cause. “’Bama Rising: A Benefit Concert for Alabama Tornado Recovery” is set to take place in Birmingham, AL at BJCC Arena. Other artists that are scheduled to perform include Ashton Shepherd, Darius Rucker, Kellie Pickler, Brad Paisley, Jake Owen, David Nail, Montgomery Gentry, Martina McBride, Little Big Town, Taylor Hicks, Sara Evans, Sheryl Crow, Luke Bryan, Bo Bice, Dierks Bentley and Rodney Atkins.
In a statement concerning the show, Randy Owen of Alabama said, I am hoping this will bring help and happiness to my fellow Alabama citizens. I think it’s very important to do this benefit. I want all Alabamians to feel a part of this. I am hoping we can pull together and help get through Alabama’s worst natural disaster ever. I appreciate my country music friends and everyone who is involved or helped.
Funds that are raised at “Bama Rising” will benefit victims of the tornadoes that ripped through Alabama and other parts of the south in April 2011. In addition to proceeds from ticket sales, additional funds are being raised through event corporate sponsorships.
Tickets for the concert will be going on sale on May 20 via Ticketmaster and range in price from $150 to $24. VIP packages will also be available.