Jeff Carson, the country music hitmaker and Franklin police officer who died March 26 after an apparent heart attack, will be honored with a concert May 10 at the Nashville Palace.
A Music Memorial for Jeff Carson will include musical acts Michael Ray, Lee Greenwood, Mark Wills, Ty Herndon, Wade Hayes, Rhett Akins, Ricochet, Craig Campbell and more. The concert will begin at 7 p.m., and tickets can be purchased for $50 for reserved seating and $40 for general admission at www.outhousetickets.com.
Danielle Peck of SiriusXM’s “Y2K” and T. Graham Brown of SiriusXM’s “Prime Country” will host the charity event, benefitting Franklin’s Law Enforcement Assistance Partnership (LEAP), a nonprofit organization that aids sworn officers of the FPD during unexpected life events.
“I am so happy that many of Jeff’s friends and peers are coming out to honor his memory and at the same time raise money for this charitable cause,” said Carson’s wife, Kim. “Jeff would be so thrilled with what we are doing. He loved his country music family, and he loved his law enforcement family, so this will be a really special night.”
For those who cannot make it to the event but would like to support the cause, an online auction has been set up at www.carson.givesmart.com. Donations can also be made in Carson’s honor by texting “Carson” to 76278.
After retiring from country music, where he earned 14 singles on the Billboard chart, Carson pursued his other lifelong dream in 2008 and joined the Franklin Police Department, where he remained a dedicated officer until his passing at age 58.
He earned six commendations and a Chief’s Award for Excellence during his service with the FPD.
The Nashville Palace is located at 2611 McGavock Pike in Nashville.