Alan Jackson to Play Sunday for Earthquake-Hit Town
Fans voted to help Mineral, Va., rebuild after earthquake hit it last year.
OK, you know about Lady Antebellum doing a show to help rebuild an Indiana high school destroyed by storms.
Now it's Alan Jackson's turn: He's performing Sunday (May 20) to help the tiny town of Mineral, Va., rebuild after an earthquake there last year.
And like the Lady A event, it started with an online contest where fans could vote for a community to receive a free concert.
"Somebody in that town, I believe a fan, got on the Internet and rallied all this together and got everybody across around the country to vote for this little town to win that contest to do the show; that’s how it all started," Alan told ABC News Radio.
Alan will play in the high school parking lot there, in a scaled-back show that'll raise money to rebuild the town's high school auditorium.
"It’s kind of interesting that that much passion went into that and it came together. I don’t think they said there’s about 400 people that even live there," Alan said. "We’re gonna try to raise a little money to help ‘em, and I think it’s a pretty cool little story."
We do, too.