Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kenny Chesney holds relief concert in Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA, AL- Four weeks after the deadly tornadoes in Alabama on April 27th, the relief effort is still underway.   

One of the biggest names in country music performed in Tuscaloosa on Wednesday night to not only raise money for recovery efforts, but also lift spirits.

More than 7,000 fans came out to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater to see Kenny Chesney. The concert was going to be postponed because of the aftermath of the tornadoes but it went on as scheduled as a benefit concert.

Chesney says he was shocked to hear about the tornadoes and see the devastation up close. After talking with Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, Chesney decided to give his earnings from the concert to disaster relief efforts in Tuscaloosa.
All of Chesney's fees are being donated to, a disaster relief fund for the city and surrounding areas.

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