Rodney Atkins event reaches $90K
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Rodney Atkins event reaches $90K

Monday, June 13, 2011 – The First Annual "Music City Gives Back" concert featuring Rodney Atkins, helped raise funds and tons of donations for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

More than $90,000 in gifts, donations and sponsorship dollars was raised at the event held June 7 on Lower Broadway in Nashville.

"This concert was built out of a labor of commitment to give back to those in need after the devastating natural disasters that have recently wrecked havoc on so many people's lives lately," Atkins said. "We are thrilled to be able to have given fans an opportunity to enjoy a great night of music and to donate items and money to those in need."


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