The town of Mineral, Va. — which has a population of fewer than 500 people — has inherited a not-so-small fortune, thanks to the charitable efforts of country superstar Alan Jackson. The earthquake-ravaged eastern Virginia town was the lucky recipient of a free concert from the country titan after winning a radio-sponsored contest for garnering the most online votes. The concert raised a whopping $152,000 to help rebuild the tiny community.
Alan Jackson recently ran an online contest offering to play a free concert in the city with the most votes. Even though Mineral, VA is a tiny community (population 490) and suffered heavy losses from the magnitude 5.8 earthquake that hit the East Coast in August, it managed to garner 31,000 votes and win the prize.
Ah, the 90's. One of the best periods ever in country music. The nineties gave us Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, and Jo Dee Messina. There were
This is not a pitch against helping the people who have been devastated by the disastrous earthquake and tidal wave in Japan. Rather it's a call to take a moment and step back from putting money where it's not needed.
We went through a similar rush to help with Haiti. Billions of dollars went into the country. The people
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