Luke Bryan, Phillip Phillips, Cole Swindell, The Peach Pickers and DJ Rock to Host Benefit Concert in Home State of Georgia
September 13, 2018
Nashville, TN – September 13, 2018 – Georgia natives Luke Bryan, Phillip Phillips, Cole Swindell, The Peach Pickers and DJ Rock will host a benefit show in their home state, The Heart of South Georgia, on October 3 at the Exchange Club of Albany in Albany, Georgia. 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. Tickets are on sale now HERE
“My hometown is more than a place for me. It is a way of life,” shared Luke. “Growing up in South Georgia has had such an impact on me in so many ways and I’m so glad that this group of amazing artists and writers are able to come back home and help those who have been hit by such devastation over the past couple of years.”
“Albany is my home,” shared Phillips. “I have traveled near and far, but always come back home. This is where my family is and where I 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.”
“When I was asked to be a part of this event I didn’t hesitate,” said Cole. “Even though I get to travel the country doing what I love day after day there is nothing that gives me a sense of recharging than coming back home to South Georgia and being around the people who helped get me here. Being able to give back in some small way means the world to me.”
Dallas Davidson of The Peach Pickers said, “I’m extremely excited to be a part of The Heart of South Georgia show. It’s an honor to be able to give back to a town that gave me so much. No matter where I am I always take a piece of Albany, Georgia with me.”
For additional information on The Heart of South Georgia Fund go to www.heartofsouthgeorgia.org
About Luke Bryan:
Luke is a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, a five-time host of the ACM Awards, a NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year and he was named a CMT Artist of the Year six consecutive years. Luke has more certified digital singles than any other country artist with 40 million tracks and 12 million albums with three Billion music streams and he was the most-streamed country artist from 2012 to 2016. Luke has placed 21 singles at #1, 11 of which he co-wrote, and has headlined arena tours and sold-out stadiums across the U.S. performing for 1.5 Million fans in 2017 alone. This year, Luke’s “What Makes You Country Tour,” named Billboard Music Awards Top Country Tour, will run through the end of October with 40+ concerts and boasting 13 stadiums shows. In 2019, announced, Luke, along with Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, will return to the judges table for a second season on ABC’s American Idol. Visit www.LukeBryan.com or follow Luke on Twitter @LukeBryanOnline, Instagram and Facebook
About Phillip Phillips:
Since releasing his five-times-platinum debut single “Home” in spring 2012, Phillip Phillips has released two chart-topping albums and taken his expansive brand of earthy, guitar-fueled rock to stages across the globe. With his soulful vocals and ruggedly warm sensibilities, the Georgia-bred 26-year-old saw his first full-length effort, The World from the Side of the Moon, go platinum after debuting at #4 on the Billboard Top 200. In 2014 his second album, Behind the Light, offered up the lead anthemic folk-rock radio hit “Raging Fire.” Phillips released “Miles” in the summer of 2017 as he toured North America with the Goo Goo Dolls, as a precursor to his recent and highly anticipated third full-length, Collateral. Collateral was released January 19, 2018 and also includes the recent single, “Into The Wild” and fan favorite, “Magnetic.” Phillips recently wrapped a North American co-headline tour with Gavin DeGraw.
About Cole Swindell:
Swindell has a record-breaking seven No. 1 singles and 10 No. 1 singles as a songwriter. His songwriting honors include NSAI Songwriter/Artist of the Year (2016) and Music Row’s Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year (2015). The Georgia native’s current and 9th career single “Break Up In The End,” sits in the Top 10 of the country singles charts and is the first single from his just released third album, All of It, for Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country album chart and No 7 on the Billboard Top 200. His Reason To Drink…Another Tour launches in October with Dustin Lynch and Lauren Alaina.
About The Peach Pickers:
The Peach Pickers are a triple threat songwriting trio from Georgia consisting of award winning songwriters Dallas Davidson, Ben Hayslip, and Rhett Akins. Between the three of them, they have had a record setting 75 #1 singles, 17 CMA Triple Play awards and been all been named Songwriter of the Year on multiple occasions.
About DJ Rock:
For the past 15 years, DJ Rock has performed for crowds in premiere venues throughout North America and Mexico. As an open format DJ he is well versed in all music formats, spinning everything from country to hip hop to rock to today’s top 40 hits. He’s worked alongside artists like Luke Bryan, Snoop Dogg, Florida Georgia Line, Gucci Man, John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Blake Shelton and more. Rock has also appeared at some of the biggest-selling music festivals including Off The Rails, Rock The South, Route 91 and Tortuga. Rock is currently on Luke Bryan’s “What Makes You Country Tour” which will play over 40 shows this year, in addition to 13 stadiums, before wrapping the end of October.