Alabama Presents Benefit Concert “Bama Rising”

As the saying goes, “The south’s gonna rise again!” Today, legendary country band Alabama proudly announced a benefit concert BAMA RISING: A Benefit Concert for Alabama Tornado Recovery. BAMA RISING will be held in Birmingham, AL on June 15, 2011 at the BJCC Arena. Proceeds from the event will be donated to The Bama Rising Fund.

Randy Owen spoke on behalf of Alabama, “My hope is that this will bring happiness and help to my fellow citizens in Alabama.  I believe it’s extremely important that we do this benefit, and I want everyone in the state to feel like they are part of it.  I hope we all can pull together to help get through the worst natural disaster I’ve ever seen in Alabama. I appreciate my friends in country music, everyone that’s been involved, and anyone that’s helped in any way.”

The Bama Rising Fund has been established at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham to support long-term recovery statewide in the wake of the April 2011 tornadoes that devastated Alabama.

Confirmed performers are:

  • Alabama
  • Rodney Atkins
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Bo Bice
  • Luke Bryan
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Sara Evans
  • Taylor Hicks
  • Little Big Town
  • Martina McBride
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • David Nail
  • Jake Owen
  • Brad Paisley
  • Kellie Pickler
  • Darius Rucker
  • Ashton Shepherd

Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 20th, at 11:00AM CST at Ticket prices will range from $25 to $150. VIP packages will also be available. Visit for more details.

Amanda Miles

Amanda Miles

Amanda Miles, Contributing Editor at Country Music Pride's love affair with country music began when she was a child, singing along to Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Conway Twitty and Alabama. A self-described "word nerd," Amanda enjoys freelancing for Atlanta Music Guide, INsite Magazine and digital music marketing campaigns. Though passionate about bluegrass, rock, Americana, pop, blues and music has her heart. If you would like to reach Amanda in regards to feedback or coverage for your artist, please email

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