Phillip Phillips has joined forces with country superstar Luke Bryan to raise funds for the ongoing relief efforts in their home town of Albany, Georgia. The Heart of South Georgia concert will take place next month on October 3rd at The Exchange Club of Albany, in Albany, GA. Country artist and songwriter Cole Swindell, as well as The Peach Pickers and DJ Rock will complete the lineup for the show. Phillip, Luke Bryan and Cole Swindell all committed to playing a benefit show shortly after a tornado devastated Albany and its surrounding areas on January 22, 2017. Phillip and his wife Hannah went out in the community to help and provide their support in the days following the storm.
Five people lost their lives and at least 40 more were injured during the January 22 storm. The tornado also caused over $100 million in damages across the region. Phillip announced the benefit show on Instagram earlier this week.
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Albany is my home. I have traveled near and far, but always come back home. This is where my family is and where I have planted my roots. I was home on January 22, 2017, when the tornado ravaged our area and surrounding areas. I was able to get out that night and in the days following to serve alongside my community, seeing the true heart of our city. I am honored to have the opportunity now to play this special show on October 3rd to benefit victims of that horrible storm. Come out and enjoy a night with me and @LukeBryan, @ColeSwindell, @ThePeachPickers, and @the_djrock. heartofsouthgeorgia.org Proceeds raised will be donated to The Heart of South Georgia Fund of The Community Foundation of South Georgia to support the ongoing natural disaster relief efforts as well as other needs within the community.
Just last week Phillip ended his summer tour in his home state of Georgia with a super energetic and electric show in Peachtree City. The Heart of South Georgia concert promises to be equally, if not more, special.
For more information, and to get tickets, visit heartofsouthgeorgia.org.