Kenny Chesney is set to play Tuscaloosa, Ala., on May 25, on his Goin' Coastal tour.
Kenny will donate all of his fees from the show, as well as those earned by his band, management and booking representatives, to support the victims of the April 27 tornado that devastated the city.
The fees will be donated to GiveTuscaloosa.com, a clearinghouse for local charities and social services founded specifically to address the needs of those affected by the disaster.
Kenny considered postponing the date but was convinced by Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox that the concert would prove helpful to the community, both emotionally and as a way to help raise funds.
"When we first heard about this tragedy we were stunned, as we have so many fans in the area and have enjoyed every visit that we've made there over the years," says Kenny. "But Mayor Maddox convinced us that this is a great opportunity to bring the people of Tuscaloosa together in a positive way, and we are grateful for the opportunity to help them in this way."
For more information or to make donations to GiveTuscaloosa.com, call 205-758-7588 or visit www.givetuscaloosa.com. Contributions may be made by making checks payable to "Tuscaloosa Disaster Relief Fund" and mailing them to P.O. Box 020410, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.
The April 27 tornadoes ripped through seven southern states, including the hardest hit, Alabama, killing 329 people.