Two-time and reigning ACM “Entertainer of the Year” Jason Aldean returned to his hometown of Macon, GA to a sold out crowd for his second Concert For The Kids on Friday (8/11) with special guest Luke Combs, local emerging talent Maggie Renfroe and radio station WDEN-FM winner Trey Teem, raising $702,209.43 for Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health. After garnering more than half a million dollars at last year’s intimate stripped-down performance, Aldean has now raised over $1.2 million to benefit the development of Macon’s new Children’s Hospital, the region’s only dedicated pediatric facility serving central and south Georgia, that enhances the lives of children through patient care, research and education. Beforehand, the multi-PLATINUM entertainer spent the afternoon with patients and families at the current facility, reviewed plans for the new addition and was honored with the reveal of “Jason Aldean Way,” the renaming of a portion of the street that runs alongside the Children’s Hospital.
“We are so very appreciative of Jason’s continued support for our patients at Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health, ” added Ninfa M. Saunders, DHA FACHE, President and CEO of Navicent Health. “Jason is a hometown hero who is truly giving back to our young patients and their families. We are most appreciative of his commitment to their healing and care.”
“Macon will always be my roots,” said Aldean. “When I moved away to chase music, all I wanted to do was make my family and hometown proud. But, I’m just a singer. I’m honored to be able to do do what I do to help raise money, but the doctors and staff are the heroes and are changing these kids lives.”