ALAN JACKSON PERFORMS "WHERE WERE YOU" AT A CONCERT FOR HOPE ON SEPTEMBER 11
President Obama To Give Keynote Address at Washington National Cathedral Event
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 30, 2011) Country superstar Alan Jackson will perform at "A Concert For Hope" to be held at Washington National Cathedral on September 11, marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It was announced today that President Obama will also speak at the event, capping a weekend of national observance.
The chorus and melody of “Where Were You…” came to Jackson in the middle of the night several weeks after the 9/11 tragedies. He awoke…sang the words into a recorder…and completed the lyrics and verses later that same day. Initially reluctant to record the song, he was convinced by family and friends to share it with the world and debuted “Where Were You…” live on national television in early November at the 35th annual CMA Awards.