NASHVILLE, TN – May 3, 2007 – Rising country music star Jason Aldean will once again host his annual Concert For The Cure during CMA Music Festival at the Wildhorse Saloon to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Following his stadium appearance, Aldean will headline the late night show with surprise special guests stopping by throughout the night to lend support and silent auction items available from some of country music’s biggest names.
“Last year, all the fans were really supportive of the show and came to the Wildhorse ready to party,” says Aldean. “The band and I had as much fun as they did, so there was no question we wanted to do this again. It’s a great time for a great cause.”
Breast cancer touched Aldean personally when a close family friend passed away from the disease at only 26 years of age. Since that tragic loss, Aldean has been committed to lending his celebrity in the search for a cure. He has also partnered with Komen to support their activities during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and last year appeared in public service campaigns helping raise awareness for the organization.
“They say that one in nine women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and that number is really frightening to me,” explains Aldean. “I have a running joke going about how I’m outnumbered by all the women in my life, but for those women, I take this seriously.”
Tickets range from $20 to $35 and are available through www.jasonaldean.com and the Wildhorse Saloon. A limited number of VIP Packages including tickets in the exclusive VIP lounge, meet & greet passes and other concert opportunities will also be available through Aldean’s web site.
Mary Hilliard Harrington