Rodney Atkins rocks The Hoop

Tech welcomed country music star Rodney Atkins to The Hooper Eblen Center last night. The concert raised funds for both Tech Athletics and The Mustard Seed Ranch.

“The idea was first mentioned to me by Buddy Pearson, while I was doing an interview with him for the Herald Citizen. I thought it was a great idea to support my Alma mater,” Atkins said.

“And the idea of supporting the Mustard Seed Ranch has been in the back of my mind for a while. Rex is doing a great thing for the Upper Cumberland. It’s an honor to be a part of his dream. I think it truly represents the hearts of the folks that live here.”

Phil Vassar supported Atkins’ effort, opening the night’s show.