BROOKLYN, Ohio -- Hundreds of people sat in the sunshine Monday morning as country music star Josh Turner performed a free concert at the Cracker Barrel restaurant at 5100 Tiedeman Rd.
Although the show didn't begin until 11 a.m., some fans arrived more than three hours early.
Photos: Josh Turner performs at local Cracker Barrel
After singing one song ("Your Man"), Turner addressed the tragedy that took place at the Brooklyn restaurant back on April 12 when a man shot and killed his family before police fatally shot him.
Moments later, Turner announced that he was donating all of the money Cracker Barrel had paid him for the performance to the Strongsville City Schools -- where two of the victims, Kayla and Kerri Allen, were students.
Turner also announced that Cracker Barrel is holding a special fundraising event at that restaurant from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Monday, June 11. Cracker Barrel will donate 100 percent of sales from the restaurant and country store to the Strongsville City Schools in memory of Kayla and Kerri.
"We hope lots of people join us to make this a very special day for our schools and to be here for each other," Cracker Barrel General Manager Patricia Shawley said in a press release.
Turner, who has a new CD set to be released on June 12, also performed "Why Don't We Just Dance," "Time Is Love" and "Long Black Train" during his free concert. Immediately following the live show, Turner held a meet and greet inside the restaurant.