Alan Jackson performs private concert to thank volunteers

Country music superstar Alan Jackson performed a private concert in August for volunteers who helped a Tennessee family rebuild their home after a tornado destroyed it. The concert was taped and will air at 8 p.m. on Sunday as part of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

“There have been a lot of people and companies and so forth donating their time and money. This is the easy part for me to walk out there and sing. It doesn’t take much effort on my part,” Jackson said.

The volunteers and the Extreme Makeover team worked to help the Hawkins family of Hendersonville, Tenn. The tornado struck in April, and left Jerrod and Amy Hawkins, and their two children 6-year-old Jair and 4-year-old Cole homeless. The tornado also almost took Amy’s life and left her paralyzed after she was struck by falling debris while saving her children’s lives. Amy suffered broken ribs, broken vertebrae, a punctured lung, and head trauma.

Jackson learned about the family and their situation following news reports, and wanted to help the family as part of the show. The singer took a makeshift stage to performer several songs for the volunteers who helped build a wheelchair-accessible home for the Hawkins.


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