ALAN JACKSON DEBUTS HANK WILLIAMS SONG AT COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME (07/29/11)
Alan Jackson gave a very special performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville yesterday (Thursday, July 28th) as the facility announced expansion plans that will more than double the building's size by the year 2014. Alan's appearance included his first-ever public performance of "You've Been Lonesome, Too," a song that will be featured on the upcoming album, The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams.
Alan tells us: "I hadn't sung it since we recorded it in the studio, and it's taken a few years for this album to surface, but now that it looks like it's got some legs under it and the Country Music Hall of Fame is really excited about it and getting behind it and using it as part of their Hank Williams tribute here at the Hall of Fame, it's cool to be able to come here and sing it right here where all of this history is and to do it live for the first time in such an important place that Hank helped make."
Alan shares writing credit for the song with the late Country Music Hall of Famer, having completed the song from lyrics originally penned by Hank. The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams features various artists and will be released on October 4th.
Alan said, "I never thought I'd end up writing a song with Hank Williams. It'll always be something I can look back on and one of the coolest things I've ever done."
Alan is currently climbing the charts with his latest hit, "Long Way to Go."
The song is the first single from his next album, planned for release sometime this fall.
The music video premiered over the past week on CMT, GAC and online.
AUDIO: ALAN JACKSON ON FIRST PUBLIC PERFORMANCE OF HANK WILLIAMS SONG