Tuscaloosa, Ala. – On September 2nd, 2011 iconic country group Alabama performed a benefit concert at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater with all proceeds aiding the tornado relief efforts since the April 27th, 2011 storm. The City of Tuscaloosa Storm Recovery Fund received $169,467 from the event that was performed in front of more than 7,400 fans.
The sold out concert was Alabama’s first full concert as a band in over seven years, according to Gary Weinberger of Red Mountain Entertainment. Alabama’s lead singer, Randy Owen of Fort Payne, Alabama, paused during the show to emphasize their commitment to making a difference in the state, and his home, of Alabama.
After bringing the audience to their feet with a high-energy set, the group’s hit “My Home’s in Alabama,” closed the show in a setting of remembrance and reflection.