Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Alan Jackson Gives Music to Mineral
Alan Jackson says playing benefit concerts after a tragic circumstances is tough, but well worth it. Alan just raised more than $152,000 for Mineral, Virginia at a benefit concert on Sunday. The town suffered major damage when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit in August of last year. Alan says it reminded him of other emotional benefits where he’s performed in the past…
Alan Jackson:"You know, after 9/11, I played at the Pentagon and sang 'Where Were You' sitting there looking at survivors that were still bandaged up and the families of people that have died. And I've played New York on the streets and the same thing, those are some tough shows. But at the same time, it makes you feel good that people get something out of it."
6000 people attended Alan’s benefit show, where Alan performed in the parking lot of Louisa County High School, which was closed right after the quake. Proceeds will help rebuild the county's schools.
Posted by Ashley Mann at 6:16 AM