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George Jones tribute to aid Huntsville police officers

In the wake of the shootings of two Huntsville police officers, Nancy Jones and the performers of Still Playin’ Possum: Music & Memories of George Jones have joined with the Wounded Blue, Concerts 4 A Cause, the Von Braun Center, and 93.3 NASH ICON to benefit the families of late Officer Garrett Crumby and Officer Albert Morin.

The concert is April 25 in Huntsville’s VBC Propst Arena.

“I hate to hear that anyone gets shot, let alone a police officer in the line of duty,” said Nancy Jones, widow of the late country star. “I have been blessed to travel this great nation with George and everywhere we went, we were protected by the great men and women in blue. This is the least that I could do for these families.

“This is a tragic situation and I hope that everyone does their part to help these officers’ families.”

Both officers were shot in the line of duty after responding to a call on March 28. Crumby, 36, was killed and Morin, 34, was recently taken off of ventilator support and is still recovering in Huntsville Hospital.

“We are honored to be part of country music’s tribute to the legendary George Jones, and to share in the honoring of our wounded heroes,” said Lt. Randy Sutton, founder of The Wounded Blue. “In just two years, more than 120,000 law enforcement officers have been wounded in the line of duty. It is our life’s goal to ensure that every one of them hears from us and knows that they are never forgotten, never alone.

“We are grateful to the country music family for honoring the brave service of America’s officers.”

Now through April 24, signed guitars from an artist of the buyer’s choice can be purchased through adoptacop.com or Concerts4ACause.org with the proceeds directly benefitting the two officers. To purchase an autographed guitar, visit adoptacop.com or concerts4acause.org or call 93.3 NASH ICON at 844-301-4933.

Additionally, Mrs. Jones has the last pair of front row tickets to the show and is auctioning them off to the highest bidder in support of the officers. The live auction is Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 93.3 NASH ICON.

Proceeds from all guitars sold, combined with the Front Row Ticket Auction will directly benefit Officer Morin and the family of Officer Crumby.

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