Country Stars to the Rescue: Stapleton, Aldean & Others Aiding Veterans, Kids, More Causes


From Tacoma, Wash., to Jacksonville, Fla., country artists are doing their own forms community service, aiding veterans, kids and victims natural disasters at a handful benefits.

Chris Stapleton, Jason Aldean, Randy Rogers and Jason Isbell are all part the outreach on the schedule over the next few months. The new developments include:

• Aldean plotted his third Concert for the Kids on Sept. 6 in his hometown Macon, Ga., with Lauren Alaina opening. Proceeds from the show aid the Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital. The two previous benefits already brought in $1.2 million for the cause.

The Randy Rogers Band will  host its 10th annual Golf Jam on Sept. 24 at the River Crossing Club in Spring Branch, Texas, in conjunction with Shiner Beers and KAJA San Antonio. The golf/concert package supports the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.

• Isbell and his band, The 400 Unit, join John Berry, keyboard player Gordon Mote and SiriusXM personality Storme Warren as the latest additions to the Alabama & Friends tornado-relief concert on Sept. 26 in Jacksonville. The lineup already included Jamey Johnson, Shenandoah and The Charlie Daniels Band.

• Stapleton is one the guests at Joe Walsh's VetsAid, a concert slated for Nov. 11 -- Veterans Day -- at the Tacoma Dome. Sharing the stage are Don Henley, James Taylor and Haim.