Initiative hopes to spark movement for Music City businesses to aid Houston and surrounding areas
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Alan Jackson's AJ's Good Time Bar launches a weekend-long #HonkyTonks4Texas initiative to aid in flood relief for Houston, TX, and its surrounding cities starting today, Aug. 31 and running through the bar's close on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4.
AJ's Good Time Bar will donate $1 for every item sold to the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund administered through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
"I've toured a lot over the years in east Texas, played the Houston Rodeo 23 times and I hate to see what's happening down there,” said Alan Jackson. “It's tough to watch...and I can't imagine what my fans and all the people of Texas are going through...and I hope this allows folks in Nashville to feel like they can do a little something to help.”
Matt Harville, general manager at AJ’s Good Time Bar was working in downtown Nashville during the city’s 2010 flood. He said: "Just seven short years ago, we were all impacted by a crippling flood in Nashville, and we couldn't have made it through it without the overwhelming amount of support we received nationwide. Finding a way to give back is an easy choice, and we hope other bars and honky tonks on Broadway will join us in this effort."
For Nashville-area businesses interested in joining the #HonkyTonks4Texas movement, please contact Matt Harville at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more on AJ's Good Time Bar, visit www.ajsgoodtimebar.com.
About AJ's Good Time Bar
The four-story entertainment mecca officially opened all four floors in May 2017 and sits proudly near the corner of 4th Avenue and lower Broadway as the only 100% artist-owned bar in the heart of Nashville - a stretch of road commonly called the "Honky Tonk Highway," just like Jackson's 2017 tour. Following the Honky Tonk Highway Tour's sold-out stop at the city's Ascend Amphitheater in May, Jackson and his eight-piece band made a surprise appearance on the first floor's "AJ's Honky Tonk" stage ... and, as sole owner and visionary behind the venue, he's known to make appearances at AJ's during the week and when not on the road. Jackson is also a majority owner in ACME Feed & Seed, located just blocks away at 1st Avenue and Broadway.
About Alan Jackson
Just announced as an inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Alan Jackson's membership among country music's all-time greats is the latest in a long line of career-defining accolades that include three CMA Entertainer of the Year honors, more than 25 years of membership in the Grand Ole Opry, a 2016 Billboard ranking as one of the Top 10 Country Artists of All-Time, induction to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Heritage Award as the most-performed country songwriter-artist of ASCAP's first 100 years. The man from rural Newnan, Ga. has sold nearly 60-million albums worldwide, ranks as one of the 10 best-selling male vocalists of all-time in all genres. He has released more than 60 singles - registering 50 Top Ten hits and 35 #1s (including 26 Billboard chart-toppers). He has earned more than 150 music industry awards - including 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, a pair of GRAMMYs and ASCAP's Founders and Golden Note Awards. Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He is in the elite company of Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who've written more than 20 songs that they've recorded and taken to the top of the charts. Jackson is one of the best-selling artists since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and Metallica.