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ACM "Entertainer of the Year" Jason Aldean Performs Intimate Benefit Concert in Hometown, Raising more than $500,000

April 21 Concert Benefits Patients at Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital

MACON, GA (Monday, April 25, 2016) - Navicent Health Foundation was pleased to host this year's ACM “Entertainer of the Year” Jason Aldean, a native of Macon-Bibb County, for an exclusive performance on Thursday, April 21 at Macon's Grand Opera House. The multi-Platinum singer performed songs from his latest hit “Light Comes On” as well as older favorites including “Amarillo Sky” and “Night Train.” All proceeds from the evening benefit Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital.

“Pretty overwhelming, the amount of money that was raised by the community of Macon last night and I couldn't be more proud to call it my hometown,” shared Aldean. “Every single penny helps an organization that means a lot to me and I can't thank everyone enough for helping these kids. Emotions were running high seeing all those faces, familiar faces, come out to support.” 

“We are thrilled and so very appreciative that Jason took time from his busy schedule to visit Macon and offer an exclusive performance for the benefit of our patients at Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital. Our young patients and their families are grateful for his support and advocacy,” said Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, President and CEO of Atrium Health Navicent.

Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital is a nonprofit healthcare organization committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research and education. Staffed by board-certified pediatricians and highly skilled compassionate support staff, Children's Hospital, Atrium Health Navicent serves over 45,000 patients from 29 primary and 55 secondary central and south Georgia counties. Children's Hospital, Navicent Health is the only dedicated pediatric facility in central Georgia and is one of the most comprehensive in the state. The 112-bed facility houses a 34-bed General Pediatric Unit, a 22-bed Pediatric Critical Care Unit, a 42-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for newborns in critical condition, a 14-bed Level II Nursery for newborns requiring more observation but not critical care, and Children's Hospital Outpatient Services. For over 20 years, with generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital has made an impact in the lives of children in central and south Georgia.
Loganville, Ga. native Jordan Rager opened the show for Aldean. Rager has opened for country acts including Aldean and Justin Moore, and released his debut single, “Southern Boy,” in 2016.

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