WCSX host following Seger's path to Minnesota bar for charity
Big Jim will make a road trip to the site of Seger's "Roll Me Away" stop to raise $50,000
In his 1983 hit "Roll Me Away," Bob Seger sings about stopping at a bar "12 hours out of Mackinac City" to have a brew.
WCSX-FM (94.7) morning show host "Big" Jim O'Brien is heading out on the road to find that bar, and to raise money for charity in the process.
O'Brien is rolling out to Rochester, Minnesota's North Star Bar on a road trip starting Thursday, according to a release from WCSX.
Upon his return — the round-trip trek is expected to take 27 hours — Seger, in partnership with Chevrolet, will make a $50,000 donation to Gleaners Food Bank of Detroit.
Chevy is also providing O'Brien with the wheels for his trip.
The $50,000 donation will provide 150,000 meals for families in Southeastern Michigan.
"Roll Me Away" is on Seger's 1982 album "The Distance." It was released as a single the following year and reached No. 27 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.