(December 17, 2014) Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his 25th Anniversary tour to the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on April 11 for NRA Presents Alan Jackson’s 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR with special guests Jeff Foxworthy and Jon Pardi. Tickets go on sale Thursday, January 15 at 10:00 a.m.
The concert adds to an exciting week in downtown Nashville, as the Saturday night show takes place during the 144th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits. The event, which regularly draws more than 70,000 attendees is set at the Music City Center for 2015 and includes acres of the latest products in firearms, accessories, apparel; addresses by national leaders; and a variety of family friendly events all across the city.
Tickets and information for all KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR dates will be available via Ticketmaster.com and by visiting www.alanjackson.com, where you can find information about Alan, his tour schedule, music and more. VIP tickets and packages are also available.
NRA Presents Alan Jackson’s 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR with special guests Jeff Foxworthy and Jon Pardi, and sponsored by Kubota Tractor Corporation, will be a memorable celebration for his longtime fans as well as legions of new fans who are discovering his music through the many songs that have withstood the test of time and influenced many new artists of today. Fans will hear the songs they love from the man who wrote them and made them famous including his massive debut hit, “Here In The Real World” to “Chattahoochee,” “Drive,” “Gone Country,” the summertime party-anthems “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Good Time,” and many, many more.
Jackson’s tour is an extension of the already year-long 25th anniversary celebration which kicked off this summer with the opening of his exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country, which will run through March 2015. This month the multi-platinum selling Grammy winner is also playing two record-breaking sold out shows at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s CMA Theater making him the first simultaneous artist-in-residence and major museum exhibit subject.
About Alan Jackson
In his 25-year career, Jackson has been steadfast in his love for traditional music while enjoying major chart success. Since signing his record deal in June 1989, he 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 Jeff Foxworthy
Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best selling author of more than 26 books. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature, a style that has been compared to Mark Twain’s.
Jeff may be best known as the creator and founder of the wildly successful Blue Collar Comedy Tour. The comedy tour spawned three concert films and a hit television show of the same name. Jeff has executive produced and starred in a number of television shows including “Foxworthy’s Big Night Out” and the animated series “Bounty Hunters” for CMT. In addition he has filmed a number of comedy specials for HBO, Showtime, and Comedy Central.
Jeff has hosted several game shows and award shows including three seasons of The American Bible Challenge and the hit show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader, which is coming back to FOX in 2015. Jeff was nominated for a 2014 daytime Emmy award for Best Game Show Host and in his first foray into television he was bestowed with a People’s Choice Award as “Favorite Male Newcomer” for The Jeff Foxworthy Show. He also received a CMA nomination in 2001 for Broadcast Personality of the Year for The Foxworthy Countdown, a weekly syndicated four-hour radio show, which ran for ten years and was carried in over two hundred and twenty markets.
Jeff’s bestselling books include the children’s books, Dirt On My Shirt, and Hide!!!” which won a 2011 Mom’s Choice Award for illustrated children’s books. Both books were on the New York Times bestseller list. He has voiced a number of different characters in children’s movies including Handy Smurf in The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2, the voice of Reggie the Rooster in the Warner Bros. film Racing Stripes, and Lyle in the Disney movie Fox and The Hound II.
Due to the huge success of merchandising and licensing of his name and signature phrase You Might Be A Redneck If…, Jeff started his own outdoor company, Foxworthy Outdoors. The company has a line of products related to the outdoor lifestyle. In addition to all of this Jeff has his own line of food products, including Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips.
About Jon Pardi
California native and Capitol Records rising country star Jon Pardi released his debut album, Write You A Song, on Jan. 14, 2014. The release features his Gold-certified Top 10 tune “Up All Night,” along with hits “What I Can’t Put Down,” “Missin’ You Crazy” and his brand new “When I’ve Been Drinkin.’” Pardi has a laid back, fun-loving approach towards life and it comes through in his music and his raucous live show. His charisma and authenticity strike a chord with county audiences, as he wins over fans one-by-one and show-by-show.
Pardi’s sound is undeniably country — paying homage to some of his musical heroes such as Dwight Yoakam, George Strait and Alan Jackson. Discovering his ability for performance back at the tender age of three when he sang ALABAMA, Alan Jackson and Hank Williams, Jr. karaoke with his grandmother, Pardi has since shared the stage with Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and many more of today’s hottest country artists. For additional information, visit www.JonPardi.com.
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