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Alabama Announces ‘Bama Rising: A Benefit Concert for Alabama Tornado Recovery’

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Alabama has announced that they will spearhead ‘BAMA RISING: A Benefit Concert for Alabama Tornado Recovery’ at Birmingham’s BJCC Arena on June 14. The concert will raise funds for relief efforts after tornados ravaged Alabama on April 27. Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and Darius Rucker are just some of the artists scheduled to perform during the concert, which will be presented by Verizon.

“My hope is that this will bring happiness and help to my fellow citizens in Alabama,” Alabama’s Randy Owen said. “I believe 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.”

The Bama Rising Fund has been established at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham to support recovery. Decisions about how to distribute Bama Rising concert proceeds and gifts to the Bama Rising Fund will be made by an advisory committee that will include representatives of the artists, promoters and the Community Foundation.

“We are pleased to serve as the philanthropic partner for the talented artists who are committed to our state’s recovery through the Bama Rising concert,” said Kate Nielsen, president of the Community Foundation. “A sell-out crowd will help the Bama Rising team raise significant dollars for long-term recovery efforts across Alabama and show our citizens that we are committed to their future.”

Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 20th, at 11:00AM CST at Ticket prices will range from $25 to $150 and VIP packages will also be available. You can visit for more details.

Confirmed performers (in alphabetical order):

Rodney Atkins
Dierks Bentley
Bo Bice
Luke Bryan
Sheryl Crow
Sara Evans
Taylor Hicks
Little Big Town
Martina McBride
Montgomery Gentry
David Nail
Jake Owen
Brad Paisley
Kellie Pickler
Darius Rucker
Ashton Shepherd

Confirmed special guests:

Jay Barker –University of Alabama (former football player and current radio personality)


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