Jason Aldean Set to Return to Hometown on Aug. 11 for 2nd “Concert for the Kids” Fundraiser

Jason Aldean Set to Return to Hometown on Aug. 11 for 2nd “Concert for the Kids” Fundraiser

Jason Aldean announced that his second Concert for the Kids will take place on Aug. 11 in his hometown of Macon, Ga. The concert will once again benefit Children’s Hospital Navicent Health, Bibb County’s only dedicated pediatric facility in central Georgia.

After raising more than $500,000 at last year’s event, the two-time reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year is set to bring the show to the Macon Coliseum this year. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, June 23, at 10 a.m. ET at JasonAldean.com and Ticketmaster.com.

“Supporting these kids in Macon and their families is something that I’m really proud to be a part of,” said Jason. “We’re looking forward to getting back to town, kicking things up a couple notches and hopefully raise a huge amount of money for the hospital so that they can continue to grow and serve my hometown community.”

photo by Jason Simanek

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell