FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 18 August 2009
20,000 ALAN JACKSON FANS WAIT 9 HOURS IN THE RAIN TO SEE SHOW IN NORWAY
GOOD TIME HITS 1MIL MARK FOR WORLDWIDE SALES
NORWEGIAN FAVORITES IS #1
The world loves country music, as superstar Alan Jackson and nearly 40,000 fans that came to see him in Norway and Sweden last week will vouch. And the facts prove them out: Jackson’s most recent album GOOD TIME just reached the one million worldwide sales mark and his NORWEGIAN FAVORITES album hit the #1 spot on the charts in that country, his first #1 ever in Norway. Jackson played Skien, Norway, Eskilstuna, Sweden, and Bergen, Norway, where 20,000 fans waited 9 hours in the rain to see Jackson.
In the states, Jackson's most recent collection, Good Time, became the fourth album of his career to debut simultaneously at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums and all-genre Billboard 200 sales charts. The 17-song release has netted three No.1 hits, “Good Time,” "Small Town Southern Man,” and “Country Boy,” and Jackson’s 50th Top 10 single “Sissy’s Song.” Jackson’s newest single, “I Still Like Bologna,” his ode to changing times and his continuing affection for a favorite sandwich, is climbing the charts.