Alan Jackson is among the latest country music stars who's announced plans to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. About a year after opening AJ's Good Time Bar in Nashville, it's becoming a beacon of hope for families whose lives have been changed by flood waters.
From Aug. 31 onward through Sept. 4, AJ's will be hosting a new initiative to assist the citizens of Houston and the surrounding area. Called #HonkyTonks4Texas, the bar will be donating $1 to the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund for every item sold.
Jackson has a long-spanning history of performing for the hospitable people of Texas. Those fans have inspired him to do whatever he can for Houston. Like many of the other celebrities who have decided to do something for hurricane victims, he has something personal invested in it.
"I've toured a lot over the years in east Texas, played the Houston Rodeo 23 times and I hate to see what's happening down there," he said. "It's tough to watch...and I can't imagine what my fans and all the people of Texas are goin' through...and I hope this allows folks in Nashville to feel like they can do a little something to help."
Matt Harville, the general manager of AJ's Good Time Bar, was in Nashville during its 2010 floods. "Finding a way to give back is an easy choice, and we hope other bars and honky tonks on Broadway will join us in this effort," he says.
From George Strait to Miranda Lambert, Alan Jackson is the latest in a long line of country music stars who have vowed to pledge something to hurricane victims. After the overwhelming turnout to help Music City out in its time of need, he and Harville are doing what they can to pay the hospitality forward.
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