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Alabama, Jamey Johnson Headline Jacksonville State University Benefit Concert

For their only scheduled home state concert in 2018, Alabama will once again give back to a college town impacted by a natural disaster. Just as the Hall of Fame band pitched in after a 2011 tornado caused damage in both Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, they're giving back to singer Randy Owen's alma mater, Jacksonville State University (JSU), with a stacked benefit concert.

Billed with the hashtag #jsustrong, the Wed., Sept. 26 event at the university's football stadium, Burgess-Snow Field, will help fund repairs needed after a March 19 tornado. The stacked bill includes former JSU student and Alabama native Jamey Johnson, returning to the stadium where he performed with university marching band the Marching Southerners.

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Riley Green, Shenandoah, comedian Darren Knight (a.k.a. "Southern Mama") and recent Alabama tour mates the Charlie Daniels Band round out the initial list of performers.

Tickets start as low as $25, with proceeds benefiting the campus.

"Just as we did with the Alabama Fundraiser Concerts when the 2011 tornadoes hit, we continue to want to help," Owen says in a press release. "And one way we can help is to do what we do best, play music with our friends and raise money for the university repairs. When I asked my bandmates and cousins Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook, whose wife Lisa is also a JSU alum, they were both thrilled to pitch in and help out."

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