Alan Jackson Dedicates West Virginia Show to Families of Mining Disaster Victims

Alan Jackson will dedicate his May 22 concert in Charleston, W.Va, to the families who lost loved ones in the Upper Big Branch Mining Disaster. Profits from the show will go to the Montcoal Mining Disaster Fund administrated by the West Virginia Council of Churches. The April 5 accident claimed the lives of 29 miners in the mine located in Montcoal, W.Va., located approximately 30 miles south of Charleston. Ticket prices for seating in specific sections of the Charleston Civic Center have been reduced to $20. “This is a very wonderful donation from Alan and, on behalf of our state, I’m honored for our miners, their families and the rescue workers,” West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin said. “Alan is a world-famous entertainer who has never forgotten his small-town roots and the importance of family.” The concert will also feature Josh Turner and Chris Young.