On the eve of selling out Boston’s Fenway Park in only 90 minutes, ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean returned to his hometown to give half a million dollars to charity. The more than $500,000 he raised with an intimate, acoustic performance will go to help Navicent Health, the only dedicated pediatric facility in central Georgia.
“Pretty overwhelming the amount of money that was raised by the community of Macon last night and I couldn’t be more proud to call it my hometown,” he says. “Every single penny helps an organization that means a lot to me and I can’t thank everyone enough for helping these kids. Emotions were running high seeing all those faces, familiar faces, come out to support,” he reveals.
The Thursday night benefit was only his second performance since taking home the ACM Entertainer trophy earlier this month in Las Vegas. Tickets for his September 9 show at the home of the Boston Red Sox sold out in an hour and a half Friday morning. Jason hits the road with Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses May 19 for his Six String Circus trek.
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