The Backstage Beat has been following this story since we first heard about it, New Years Day.  This is one of the most heartbreaking stories I have come across, yet so inspiring. This beautiful wife and mother has such a purpose and reason to be here.  She has fought through the pain and will help others through her unwillingness to give up.

Jessie Crumpton is the daughter of Lanny West. Some of us remember Lanny from his days at American Pie and his wonderful wife, Leslie Fram, from the famed 99x “Morning X” of the 90’s.

On the evening of December 30th, 2011, Jessie was assaulted by her uncle. He threw an entire pot of scolding hot collard greens on Jessie’s body.  Jessie suffered 2nd degree burns to her face and right arm and 3rd degree burns to her left arm, chest, stomach and legs.

She was rushed to UAB burn center in Birmingham. On January 4, 2012 she was taken in for surgery where she faced complications and coded (heart stopped beating). She was then rushed to ICU where she coded for a second time. As a result of all of these complications Jessie spent 2 months in ICU in critical condition. During this time her kidneys began to fail and she was put on dialysis in addition to the life supporting ventilator. Her condition continued to decline and the doctor’s were forced to amputate her right arm just below the elbow and both legs above the knees. Jessie is finally on the road to recovery but will need the assistants of prosthetics. Her medical bills alone will be close to $1.7M. Jessie, her husband (Justin) and three small children need your help and assistance with medical and living expenses. Justin has not been able to work for almost 3 months because of having to be by Jessie’s side during this time.


The Benefit will be held Saturday June 2
Rock Bottom American Pub
Montgomery, AL

If you can not make the benefit this weekend in Montgomery, please give generously to this family. They need your support.



Below is the line-up for the Jessie Crumpton: “Thank You for Loving Me” Benefit on the evening of June 2 at The Rock Bottom Pub:



4:45pm – 5:30pm: SOME DARK HOLLER – Atlanta, GA

5:45pm – 6:25pm: ANNELISE – Auburn, AL

6:45pm – 7:30pm: SHANNON LABRIE – Nashville, TN

7:30pm – 8:00pm: LIVE AUCTION

8:00pm – 8:40pm: LAUREN ST. JANE & The Dead Westerns – Atlanta, GA

9:00pm – 9:40pm: MARSHALL SEESE and the Abandoned – Atlanta, GA

10:00pm – 10:40pm: LEAH SEAWRIGHT

11:00pm – 11:45pm: SAMANTHA LANDRUM – Nashville, TN (Reviver Music)

12:05pm – Until: WAYNE MILLS – Nashville, TN


5:00pm – 6:00pm: WES DARNELL

6:15pm – 7:15pm: CHASE 56

7:30pm – 8:00pm & 8:30pm – 9:00pm: LECROY BROTHERS

Note: 8:00pm – 8:30pm is the Live Auction on the main stage

9:15m – 10:30pm: JOE WRIGHT

10:45pm – 12:00mid: BRANDON SELF


Auction Items

Alex Rodriquesz MLB Yankees authentic signed game jersey

Mark Teixeira MLB Yankees authentic signed game jersey

BJ Upton MLB Tampa Rays authentic signed game jersey

David Price Tampa Rays authentic signed game jersey

Lagoon Run – Weekend for 2 at the beautiful Lagoon Run Condos in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Staybridge Suites – Weekend for 2 package

Hampton Inn Suites – Weekend for 2 package

Moultrie Game Spy D-55

Moultrie Game Spy I-35

Easy Fill 30 Gallon Tripod Feeder

Rodan + Fields Dermatologist – UNBLEMISH Regimen

AdvoCare – 3 months supply of SPARK Energy Drink

Scentsy – A Scentsy Basket

Jimmy’s Car Stereo – Radio

Mathews & Mathews DMD – One Home Bleaching System

Total Tans  – One Montgomery of Tanning

The Egg & I – Breakfast for a year

Joy To Life – 2 96 Gallon Pink Trash Cans


Goose Gossage – Autographed DVD Yankeeography Pinstripe Legens Box set including 32 page Collectible Book

David Freese – Autographed DVD-2 Disc Set “2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals”

MLB DVD Box Set – The Boston Red Sox 2004 World Series Collector’s Edition

MLB DVD Box Set – The New York Mets 1986 World Series Collector’s Edition

MLB DVD Box Set – Baseball’s Greatest Games… The Collector’s Edition

MLB DVD Box Set – Yankeeography Pinstripe Legends… DVD celebration of Yankees Heroes

STAIND – Autographed package… Drum head, pair of drum sticks and day schedule

WELK MUSIC GROUP – Autographed Poster of Matt Nathanson, Autographed colored photo of Chris Isaak, Authographed lyric card from Trevor Hall, Authographed CD of Shawn Mullins

The Black Keys – Limited Edition CD El Camino and autographed poster

Rascal Flats – Autographed Washburn Banjo with travel case, and Autographed “Changed” CD

Kenny Chesney – Authographed Epiphone acoustic guitar

Brantley Gilbert – Autographed Epephone acoustic guitar

Blackberry Smoke – Autographed Dean acoustic guitar with hard case

Eric Church – Autographed Epiphone acoustic guitar

Jason Aldean – Autographed Epiphone acoustic guitar

Corey Smith – Two VIP Tickets to the Red Clay Jamboree, Saturday July 14 at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA… Includes: VIP passes for backstage meet and greet with Corey Smith, one night hotel accommodations, attend the concert with Jessie and her husband Justin.

Annelise Concert – Annelise will perform at the event of the winner’s choice

Sarah Darling Trip to Nashville – Prize Package including autographed guitar and private concert in Nashville by Sarah Darling at CMT Studios, Guests at her live Grand Ole Opry performance with a backstage tour.  Includes: 2 nights hotel accommodations.


Photo credit: Mickey Welsh from the Montgomery Advertiser