Country music icon Alan Jackson’s AJ’s Good Time Bar has launched a holiday weekend-long #HonkyTonks4Texas initiative to aid in flood relief for Houston, Texas, and its surrounding cities. Beginning today (Thursday, August 31st) and running through the bar’s close on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, AJ’s Good Time Bar will donate $1 for every item sold to the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund administered through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
“I’ve toured a lot over the years in east Texas, played the Houston Rodeo 23 times and I hate to see what’s happening down there. It’s tough to watch…and I can’t imagine what my fans and all the people of Texas are goin’ through…and I hope this allows folks in Nashville to feel like they can do a little something to help,” shared Jackson in a statement.
“Just seven short years ago, we were all impacted by a crippling flood in Nashville, and we couldn’t have made it through it without the overwhelming amount of support we received nationwide,” says Matt Harville, General Manager at AJ’s Good Time Bar who was working in downtown Music City during the city’s 2010 floods. “Finding a way to give back is an easy choice, and we hope other bars and honky tonks on Broadway will join us in this effort.”
This generous initiative hopes to spark movement for Music City businesses to aid those areas impacted by the devastating hurricane and its aftermath. So if you have travel plans that bring you to Nashville, don’t forget to stop by AJ’s Good Time Bar and lend your support! If you can’t make it in person, you can donate online to the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund here.
Numerous country music stars have responded in a big way to help out during this heartbreaking crisis in eastern Texas. Among those doing their best to provide aid are— Florida Georgia Line, Chris Young, Granger Smith, Luke Combs, Lady Antebellum, Josh Abbott Band, and Miranda Lambert. This list will certainly be expanding as artists organize more charitable efforts.
Share this news with other Alan Jackson fans and those looking for real ways to help!