Following on the heels of last year’s successful Where I Come From: Tornado Benefit Featuring Alan Jackson, another concert to benefit the Coweta Community Foundation is being staged in Newnan. Produced by Palmetto Entertainment and with Pepsi as Presenting Sponsor, the September 14, 2022, Small Town Throwdown concert driven by Southtowne Motors at Ashley Park will be hosted by Shaquille O’Neal and will feature Brantley Gilbert, LOCASH and Gyth Rigdon, and Dee Jay Silver. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. at Ashley Park.
Originally from Jefferson, Georgia, Brantley Gilbert is an American country rock singer, songwriter, and record producer. Gilbert went to Nashville as a songwriter, where he signed with Warner Chappell Publishing. He continued performing at local venues. In 2009, he released his debut album, A Modern Day Prodigal Son. He followed with Halfway to Heaven in 2010. In 2011, he signed with Valory Music Co., a division of Big Machine Records, who released a deluxe edition of Halfway to Heaven. Its first two singles, “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I do,” both went to number one on the Hot Country Songs chart. Then “Kick It in the Sticks” peaked at number 34 and “More Than Miles” at number 7 on Country Airplay. Gilbert won the ACM New Male Artist award in 2013.
LOCASH is the country music duo of singer-songwriters Preston Brust and Chris Lucas. Now rising up the country ranks with a streak of hits, critical acclaim and awards-show recognition, the duo has two albums, eight charting singles, and nearly 500 million global streams to their credit. Gyth Rigdon is quickly finding fame on The Voice, but the country singer has been belting out hits for years. The 25-year-old from Singer, Louisiana, first discovered his passion for music when he was 15 at the “family campfire jam session,” according to his bio on NBC.
Dee Jay Silver is the first DJ ever signed to a major Nashville record label, RCA Nashville. Dee Jay Silver has been a top touring DJ/remixer/producer for the past 15 years, having played in premier venues in virtually every major market in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The groundbreaking open-format DJ/performer has thrilled millions with his unique ability to blend all types of music from hip-hop and rock to house and country for crowds of all sizes as well as on mash-ups and remixes.
Tickets will range from $39-$79 and will be available at www.eventbrite.com beginning Thursday, August 4, at 8 a.m.
“After the enormous success of last year’s concert, we’re so excited that we can again use the gift of music to entertain Cowetans while raising money for the Coweta Community Foundation,” said Kristin Webb, the Foundation’s executive director.
“Sponsorship Proceeds will allow us to enhance our community’s quality of life by encouraging philanthropic interaction in Coweta County.”
Sponsorship Opportunities: Sponsorships are selling quickly.