Alan Jackson and his legions of fans helped raise $150,000 for the small town of Mineral, Virginia, which was hit hard by an earthquake in 2011. The town won a free charity concert from Jackson after it was selected in a fan vote.
Jackson hit the stage in Mineral on May 20 for a show before 6,000 fans. About half of the crowd were residents of Mineral, who were offered free admission. Other fans gained entry by making a donation to the town's relief fund.
"We had this contest going on radio where every town could vote, and whoever got the most votes, I'd come and do a free show for," Alan explains to TheBoot.com.
"This town had the earthquake, and it hit the school and some other buildings in town, and [they] didn't get much attention for it. Somebody in that town, a fan, got on the internet and rallied all this together, and got everybody across the country to vote for this little town to win that contest for the show. That's how it started."
by RTT Staff Writer
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