09/15/2015

ALAN JACKSON CONTINUES HIS 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONWITH TWO SHOWS AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY ON OCTOBER 6

 

Jackson Also Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Grand Ole Opry Debut

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 15, 2015) – Country superstar and Grand Ole Opry member Alan Jackson continues his 25th Anniversary celebration by playing two shows at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday, October 6 in honor and celebration of the Opry’s 90th Anniversary. Jackson, a member since 1991, has said, “The ultimate dream when you’re in the country music is to be asked to join the Grand Ole Opry.” The occasion also celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Jackson’s Grand Ole Opry debut. For tickets and contest information go to 
http://www.opry.com/alan-jackson.

"Since making his Opry debut 25 years ago, Alan Jackson has written and recorded songs that will go down as true country music classics," said Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher. "We are excited to hear some of those great songs and welcome Alan home to the Opry stage next month."

Jackson has been on a coast-to-coast 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR and just released his 15th studio album, the No. 1 selling Angels and Alcohol, heralded as “his best in years,” with a major media blitz that included features and performances on NPR, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, TONIGHT SHOW starring Jimmy Fallon and a live performance on the Toyota Summer Concert Series on NBC’s TODAY.

Angels and Alcohol came 25 years after his debut landmark album Here In The Real World. Since the release of Here In The Real World, Jackson not only became a member of the Grand Ole Opry, but has gone on to release 22 albums including two Christmas albums, two gospel albums, three Greatest Hits collections and a Bluegrass album which included standards and eight original songs written by Jackson.

Among others scheduled for the night’s two shows are Miranda Lambert, Marty Stuart, Del McCoury Band, and Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers.

About Alan Jackson: The man from rural Newnan, GA, who claims he is just a “singer of simple songs,” has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide and ranks as one of the 10 best-selling vocalists of all-time in all genres. He has released more than 60 singles—registering 50 Top Ten hits and 35 #1s (including 26 Billboard #1s).  He has earned more than 150 music industry awards—including 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, a pair of Grammys and ASCAP’s Founders and Golden Note Awards. Jackson received the first-ever ASCAP Heritage Award in 2014 having earned the title of most performed country music songwriter-artist of ASCAP’s first 100 years.  He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.

Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music.  He is in the elite company of Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who’ve written more than 20 songs that they’ve recorded and taken to the top of the charts. Jackson is one of the best-selling artists since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and Metallica.

About the Grand Ole Opry: The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®.  Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday Night Opry shows through December 15.  To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn.  Celebrating nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP).  For more information, visit opry.com.

 

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