'Idol' finalist to perform benefit concert for injured THP trooper Lowell Russell

Bucky Covington

Bucky Covington

Sgt. Lowell Russell, a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper critically injured when an 18-wheeler struck his cruiser.

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Sgt. Lowell Russell, a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper critically injured when an 18-wheeler struck his cruiser.

American Idol finalist Bucky Covington will perform a benefit concert for injured Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Lowell Russell on Sunday, April 15.

The show starts at 2 p.m. at Sequoyah High School, 13128 Hwy. 411 in Madisonville.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at all branches of Peoples Bank of East Tennessee, or at Mason's Furniture and Appliances, The Monroe County Buzz office, Monroe County Sheriff's Department, Madisonville Police Department, Loudon County Sheriff's Department.

Russell was critically injured when a tractor-trailer slammed into his cruiser on Interstate 40 on March 13. He was released last week from the University of Tennessee Medical Center and is now undergoing rehabilitation at another facility.

Help the Good Guys, an organization that assists injured police officers and firefighters, is presenting the show. Covington teamed up with the organization in February to help raise funds for those experiencing financial hardships due to work-related injuries.

Concessions will benefit a scholarship at Sequoyah High School.

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