JULY 27, 2023: Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that Country radio station 93.3 Nash Icon/WWFF-FM in Huntsville, AL, joined the fundraising effort of Nancy Jones, wife of the late Country singer, George Jones, to help the families of two Huntsville police officers who were shot in the line of duty. When Jones learned that Huntsville Police Officer Garrett Crumby tragically passed away and Officer Albert Morin suffered life-threatening injuries from gunshot wounds both men sustained in the line of duty, she stepped up to help.
Jones partnered with 93.3 Nash Icon, Concerts 4 A Cause, The Wounded Blue, and the Von Braun Center to present a benefit concert at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville on April 24, 2023. Held in her late husband’s honor, the concert – dubbed “Still Playin’ Possum: Music and Memories of George Jones” and a live auction of autographed guitars and two front-row tickets to the show raised a total of $80,225.50 for The Memorial Fund for Officer Crumby and The Donation Fund for Officer Morin.
The sold-out all-star concert featured live performances from artists including Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Wynonna, Travis Tritt, Jelly Roll, Tanya Tucker, Trace Adkins, Sara Evans, Justin Moore, Jamey Johnson, Joe Nichols, Aaron Lewis, Michael Ray, Uncle Kracker, Lorrie Morgan, Tracy Byrd, Tracy Lawrence, The Isaacs, and Dillon Carmichael.
Please see the release below and attached for details. Also attached are photos featuring autographed guitars and George Jones auction memorabilia – plus, a photo of Nancy Jones, wife of late Country legend George Jones (Left) and Sam I Am, Midday Host, 93.3 Nash Icon/WWFF-FM (Right), and a group check presentation featuring:
Front Row: Far Left, Sam I Am, Midday Host, 93.3 Nash Icon/WWFF-FM; Center, Nancy Jones, wife of late Country legend George Jones; To Nancy’s Right, Randy Sutton of Concerts 4 A Cause; and Steve Maples, Executive Director of the Von Braun Center, is on the far right in the yellow shirt.
Back Row: Second from Left, Huntsville, AL, Police Chief Kirk Giles.
All others pictured are unidentified.
Dollinger Strategic Communication for Cumulus Media