Kenny Chesney Says Tuscaloosa Show To Go On, Donating Fees To Tornado Relief
May 13, 2011 at 6:46 AM (PT)
BNA star KENNY CHESNEY has announced that his scheduled concert on MAY 25th in TUSCALOOSA, AL will go on as planned and that his fees, as well as those of MORRIS MANAGEMENT and AEG/TMG, will be donated to GIVETUSCALOOSA.com. GIVETUSCALOOSA is a clearinghouse for local charities and social services founded specifically to address the devastating tornado that ravaged the city on APRIL 27th.
TUSCALOOSA Mayor WALT MADDOX said, “Thanks to the resilience and compassion of our community, the CITY OF TUSCALOOSA is in the process of healing. On this road to recovery, the TUSCALOOSA AMPHITHEATER plans to host KENNY CHESNEY on MAY 25th as scheduled. As we respond to one of the worst natural disasters in our state’s history, we refuse to let APRIL 27th define our future and hosting KENNY CHESNEY is another step forward to a new tomorrow. On behalf of the CITY OF TUSCALOOSA, I want to thank KENNY and his team for their generosity and compassion. It is the kindness of others that will carry us through as we rebuild TUSCALOOSA.”
CHESNEY added, "When we first heard about this tragedy we were stunned, as we have so many fans in the area and have enjoyed every visit that we've made there over the years. But Mayor MADDOX convinced us that this is a great opportunity to bring the people of TUSCALOOSA together in a positive way, and we are grateful for the opportunity to help them in this way."
CHESNEY’s representatives confirmed that all fees for the artist and his band, plus all earnings for his management and booking representatives, would be contributed to GIVETUSCALOOSA.com.
For more on KENNY CHESNEY, visit www.kennychesney.com. For more information or to make donations to GIVETUSCALOOSA call (205) 758-7588 or visit www.givetuscaloosa.com. Contributions may be made by making checks payable to “TUSCALOOSA DISASTER RELIEF FUND” and mailing them to P.O. Box 020410, TUSCALOOSA, AL 35401.