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Turner helps Georgia town hit by killer tornado

Thursday, June 23, 2011 – Josh Turner is helping the students and community of Ringgold, Ga. who were struck by a killer tornado on April 27. He will headline "After The Storm: Coming Together Benefit Concert With Josh Turner" on Thursday, July 14 at the Davis Cattle Co. in Ringgold.

All proceeds will be split evenly between the Ringgold Band and the Ringgold athletic fund.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 24 and can be found at A HREF=www.us101country.com>WUSY/Chattanooga, at any Northwest Georgia Bank branch in the Chattanooga area and www.etix.com.

The EF-4 tornado that ripped through downtown Ringgold killed nine people and destroyed about half of the town's businesses and many homes and places of worship. The dead included two students from Ringgold High School. Ringgold High School and Ringgold Middle School both suffered major damage. Insurance is paying for all the work to repair the structural damage on the schools, but there has been no money to pay for the athletic facilities and equipment and band equipment lost in the storm. This equipment has taken years and years to acquire through special school fundraising initiatives.

Turner, a supporter of educational programs created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music. As a high school student in South Carolina Turner had very little access to music or musical education and first-hand realizes the importance for students to have access to these special programs.

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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