[lastfm link_type=""]Colt Ford[/lastfm] who is appearing at Joyland in Bradenton tonight is feverishly working on a very special concert which will be held in his hometown of Athens, Georgia next month, benefiting two police officers, one of which lost his life in the line of duty. Ford is bringing along a few of his singing buddies including [lastfm link_type=""]Jason Aldean[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=""]James Otto[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=""]Rhet Atkins[/lastfm] to help raise money for the late officer’s families.
Ford found out about the shootings of Senior Police Officer Elmer “Buddy” Christian and Senior Police Officer Tony Howard three months into the new year when he returned home from touring. Ford, is known for his heart of gold, decided to help the officers’ families by throwing the concert and silent auction in their names. He said: ”I’ve known Tony for over 25 years, and both he and Buddy are and were pillars in this community, and I can’t stand by and not do something for their families during this difficult time due to such a brutal offense.” “I want to raise as much money as we can through the auction, performances, and donation links, so I can’t thank my friends enough for joining together with me for this great cause.” If you plan on going here’s the information you’ll need. The Georgia Theater is located at 215 North Lumpkin St. in Athens, Ga. The show will begin at 7:30PM. Tickets go on sale today, Friday, July 22, at 10:00AM ET. General admission tickets are $50.00 and VIP tickets (consisting of premier seating, early admission and a pre-show cocktail reception) are $150.00.