#JSUSTRONG raised over 1.2 million dollars from concert

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JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — Last night  some of the biggest names in country music such as band Alabama were performing on the Burgess-Snow Field for the #JSUSTRONG concert.  Alabama was joined by the Charlie Daniels Band, Jason Isbell and others. 

The concert was considered successful, raising over 1.2 million dollars disaster recovery of the EF3 tornado that left many areas and buildings of Jacksonville State University damaged.  Lynard Skynard made another donation for the cause.

Randy Owen, lead singer of Alabama said,”It’s a way to say thank you and bring the spirits and continue to bring the spirits going [to] this university and this community. This whole area of Alabama and West Georgia, so many students come from there as well and families.”

There was a lot of rain during the concert but it did not affect the turn out which reportedly had a filled stadium. The concert did not end until 10:30 p.m.

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