Alan Jackson has been “keepin’ it country” for 25 years, and he kept it just as country as a cowboy hat and a steel guitar’s twang Saturday night before a packed pavilion estimated at more than 30,000 at the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport.
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will unveil an exhibit highlighting Alan Jackson’s 25-year career on August 29, 2014. Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country is slated to run through March 2015.
On June 26, 1989 – 25 years ago today – a then-unknown singer-songwriter from the small town of Newnan, GA put pen to paper and signed his first major recording contract. His name was Alan Jackson…and that “dream come true” moment set the stage for a career that Jackson – and those in the room with him – could only have imagined.
Maybe Alan Jackson's CMT Impact Award is in some kind of trophy room. Or in a glass display case with recessed lighting. Or maybe it's still in a box waiting to join his other accolades. But I know one thing for sure -- he reveres all of his awards enough to take very good care of them.
Alan Jackson has recorded “A Million Ways to Die,” the title track from Universal Pictures and MRC’s upcoming comedy, A Million Ways to Die in the West, on the forthcoming Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for the film.
A diverse lineup that included country music star Alan Jackson drew one of the largest opening day turnouts in MerleFest’s 27-year history, setting the stage for a weekend with a record 130-plus performing artists amid clear skies and moderate temperatures.