Jason Aldean played a hometown show in Macon on April 22nd, raising over half a million dollars for the children’s hospital at Navicent Health Center, the only dedicated pediatric facility in central Georgia that enhances the lives of children through patient care, research and education.
“Pretty overwhelming the amount of money that was raised by the community of Macon… and I couldn’t be more proud to call it my hometown,” Aldean commented. “Every single penny helps an organization that means a lot to me and I can’t thank everyone enough for helping these kids. Emotions were running high seeing all those faces familiar faces come out to support.”
The concert, at the city’s downtown historic Grand Opera House, was a complete sellout. Of course, such things are old hat for Aldean these days. His upcoming September show at Boston’s historic Fenway Park sold out in 90 minutes. Expect a new, as yet untitled seventh album from Aldean later this year. The lead single, “Lights Come On,” immediately reached the number one spot on Billboard’s Country Digital Songs chart upon its release.