08/28/2014

COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM® HOSTS RECEPTION TO CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING OF ALAN JACKSON EXHIBIT THIS WEEKEND

ALAN JACKSON: 25 YEARS OF KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY

   

Nashville, Tenn. (August 27, 2014)  – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum hosted a reception this evening in celebration of its newest exhibit, ALAN JACKSON: 25 YEARS OF KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY, which opens to the public this Friday, August 29, 2014, and runs through March 15, 2015. At the reception, Jackson’s treasured 1955 Thunderbird was unveiled in the museum’s Curb Conservatory lobby where it will be on display opening weekend only, Friday, August 29, through Monday, September 1. 

 

In addition to the car display, the museum is offering a trio of exhibit-related programs for the opening weekend. On Saturday, August 30, Jim McBride, a frequent collaborator with Jackson, will participate in a Songwriter Session at 11:30 a.m. Later that day, at 1:00 p.m. families are invited to participate in a guided tour, When Daddy Let Me Drive: The Museum’s Cool Cars, highlighting the classic vehicles on display in the museum’s galleries. Finally, on Sunday, August 31, the museum will screen Alan Jackson: The Greatest Hits Collection (1995).

 

In October, Alan will take the stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum as its 2014 Artist-in-Residence on October 8 and 22.  Both Wednesday night concerts start at 7:00 p.m. in the museum’s new 800-seat CMA Theater. Tickets go on sale to the general public at NOON (CDT) on Monday, September 8, and can be purchased at countrymusichalloffame.org/artist-in-residence.   A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be available to museum and Alan Jackson fan club members beginning Friday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. For your chance to purchase tickets in this pre-sale, become a museum member by Sunday, August 31.  Visit countrymusichalloffame.org to find out more.

 Pictured are: (l-r): Denise Jackson, Alan Jackson, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Kyle Young, Universal Music Nashville's Mike Dungan, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Carolyn Tate at the opening of the "Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin' It Country" exhibit at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 27, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum) 

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