03/03/2011

Alan Launches Australian Tour Friday!

Alan Jackson launches his first tour of Australia on Friday (March 4). Though he’s enjoyed a 20-year string of hits in the land “down under,” this is the first time he’s ever visited the country in-person to perform his songs

“I’m glad we finally get to go,” Alan says. “I’ve always heard about how pretty it is down there and how great the people are, and I know my music’s done pretty good down there, so I’m thinking it’ll be a good trip.”

Alan will begin his tour in Melbourne, with dates to follow at the CMC Rocks the Hunter festival Sunday…Sydney on Monday…and a three-night stand in Brisbane later next week. Shows sold out in minutes when tickets went on sale last fall – Alan’s tour is the biggest country outing to hit Australia in nearly 20 years.

Alan has scored nearly 40 Top 10 hits in Australia, with 15 of them going all the way to #1! His biggest songs “down under” include “Good Time,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Little Bitty” and “I’ll Go On Loving You” – each spent a month at the top of the Australian charts.

Listen to Alan discussing how much he’s looking forward to visiting Australia ...

Alan talks about preparing for his first tour of Australia

Alan says he’s excited to be in Australia…and hints that he’s heard the fishing is pretty good there!

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