This is a Saturday in Athens like no other. Thousands of people will converge upon the town and enter Sanford Stadium...it will be the first concert between the hedges.
Rarely is Sanford Stadium used for anything outside of football games and graduation. In 1996 the soccer portion of the Olympics was hosted here, but after the response from the hedges being removed UGA was no longer interested in hosting those events.
Now Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett will grace the stadium. Three of the four are Georgia boys.
Aldean got his start in Macon, Bryan from Lee County and Rhett is from Valdosta. While Owen is from Florida, he is a Seminole and not a Gator — all is forgiven.
There’s no other way of putting it — these artists are in their prime, and for some of them, they are going to be future hall of famers. Love it or hate it, they have altered the sound of country music.
Saturday is going to be historical, and it’s on our turf. Enjoy it.
Read the full article from Red & Black here.