What better place to make a difference than in your own hometown?

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
August 15, 2017
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Country star Jason Aldean just got a street named after him in Georgia—and with darn good reason. The musician has raised $702,208.43 for Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, Navicent Health in his hometown of Macon to help children facing tough times.

Aldean returned to Macon on Friday, August 11th to headline his second annual Concert for the Kids, with an opening set from Luke Combs. In addition to the benefit concert, Aldean took time out of his schedule before the show to visit with kids and their families at the hospital. The money, along with the funds raised from the 2016 show, will go towards the creation of Macon's new children's hospital.

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In appreciation of the star's efforts to support the Macon community, the street running parallel to the children's hospital will be renamed "Jason Aldean Way."

"Macon will always be my roots. When I moved away to chase music, all I wanted to do was make my family and hometown proud," Aldean said in a press release. "But, I'm just a singer. I'm honored to be able to do do what I do to help raise money, but the doctors and staff are the heroes and are changing these kids lives."