Alabama Headlining Tornado Relief Concert, Featuring The Charlie Daniels Band, Jamey Johnson

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Jeff Cook, Randy Owen, and Teddy Gentry of Alabama perform at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center Concert Hall on November 23, 2013 in Birmingham, Ala.
Alabama has announced a special show in its namesake home state to benefit Jacksonville State University, which suffered millions of dollars in damages after a tornado hit the campus in March. 
The Country Music Hall-of-Famers will be joined by The Charlie Daniels Band, Jamey Johnson, Riley Green, Shenandoah, and Darren Knight (aka Southern Momma), as well as more artists yet to be revealed.  
The all-star concert takes place Sept. 26 on the university’s campus at Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium. Net proceeds will go to the Jacksonville State University disaster relief fund.
“As a proud alumni, Jacksonville State University is not only in our home state, but also very near and dear to my heart,” Alabama lead singer Randy Owen said in a statement. “A tremendous amount of damage has been done to the campus that must be rebuilt and we are ready to do our part to help reconcile the devastation. 
“Just as we did with the Alabama Fundraiser Concerts when the 2011 tornadoes hit, we continue to want to help. 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.
“We hope all the people in Alabama, Southeastern Tennessee, and Western Georgia will help support this event by buying tickets and attending the concert. We are proud to have asked some of our special friends to join in and perform at the concert as well. Hopefully this event will help those in need and at the same time celebrate the JSU 2018 homecoming.”
Tickets – starting at $25 plus applicable fees – go on sale May 1 at 10 a.m. EST through or by calling 877-435-9849.
Alabama is donating all proceeds after expenses to the tornado relief fund. 
The March 19 disaster caused at least $11 million in “out-of-pocket tornado cleanup costs” at the campus, according to the Anniston Star and another $42 million in insured damages. The paper notes that the university is eligible for federal aid and representatives are scheduled to meet with Federal Emergency Management Agency officials this week to go over funding. 
Fortunately, school was out on spring break at the time the tornado hit and nobody was killed. Four people were injured, according to the Washington Post