Chesney To Give Concert Proceeds To Alabama Charity

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May 12, 2011 | 8:45pm EST

Country superstar Kenny Chesney is to donate the proceeds from his upcoming Alabama concert to victims of the April tornadoes.
Chesney is set to play in Tuscaloosa on 25 May and will hand over the cash he makes at the show to city charity

He says, “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.

“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.”

The storms ripped through the southern states at the end of April, devastating entire communities in its wake.