Jason Aldean Raises $700,000 For Hometown Hospital

Home is where the heart is. And Jason Aldean offers a ton of heart in his hometown Macon, Georgia.

The two-time reigning ACM Entertainer Of The Year returned to Georgia on Friday (August 11) for his second annual Concert For The Kids. The special show, which also featured Luke Combs and emerging talents Maggie Renfroe and WDEN-FM radio station contest winner Trey Teem, raised $702,209.43 for Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, Navicent Health, which has been serving the area since 1987.

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Artist: Jason Aldean. Photo Credit: Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Including the funds secured from last year's intimate Concert For The Kids, Aldean has now brought in over $1.2 million to benefit the development of Macon's new Children's Hospital, the region's only dedicated pediatric facility serving central and south Georgia.

Plus, it's not just about bringing in the proceeds for Aldean. The country star is hands-on about his efforts and spent the afternoon before the event hanging out with patients and their families. He also reviewed plans for the addition of the Children's Hospital to the overall medical establishment. Aldean was also honored with the unveiling of a street sign, a renamed portion of the street that runs alongside the Children's Hospital now called Jason Aldean Way.

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Artist: Jason Aldean. Photo Credit: Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Ninfa M. Saunders, the President and CEO of the leading Georgia hospital had said: “We are so very appreciative of Jason's continued support for our patients…. Jason is a hometown hero who is truly giving back to our young patients and their families. We are most appreciative of his commitment to their healing and care."

The country singer doesn't think twice about the impact he is making saying, “Macon will always be my roots. When I moved away to chase music, all I wanted to do was make my family and my hometown proud. I'm honored to be able to do what I do to help raise money, but the doctors and staff are the heroes and are changing these kids' lives."