Alan Jackson was surprised backstage before he kicked off the 2015 CMA Music Festival at LP Field with a special plaque commemorating his historic 25 year career. Presenting it to Jackson was (l to r) UMG Nashville President Cindy Mabe and UMG Nashville SVP/COO Tom Becci.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 12, 2015) Country superstar Alan Jackson, celebrating his 25 years in country music, kicked off the 2015 CMA Music Fest last night with his 20th appearance in his nearly 26 year music career. Jackson took to the LP Field stage in front of tens of thousands of fans and performed some of his biggest hits including “Remember When,” “Chattahoochee” and the title track to his landmark double Platinum debut album Here in The Real World among others. The Georgia native also previewed a new song “You Never Know,” from his upcoming July 17 release Angels and Alcohol – his 15th studio album. Less than an hour after learning of the passing of Grand Ole Opry legend Jim Ed Brown, Jackson paid his respects with a tip of the hat to the beloved Country Music Hall of Fame member by performing Brown’s signature hit and his own playlist staple “Pop A Top” – a song he recorded for his Under The Influence album.
Jackson has always said he has the best fans in the world – this week, he was surprised with the news that he won two of the fan-voted 2015 Golden Boot Awards: Live Act of the Year and Living Legend Award.
Jackson just wrapped the spring run of his 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR to a capacity crowd at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver (Morrison), CO. Sponsored by Kubota Tractor Corporation, the tour made stops to massive critically-acclaimed reviews and sold out crowds in Los Angeles, Nashville, Kansas City, Green Bay, the tour’s kickoff in Fort Myers, FL and the famed Houston Rodeo among others.
Jackson’s KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR takes a short break before heading out again in a couple weeks in advance of the July 17 release of Angels and Alcohol, his first studio album of new music in three years. Jackson will headline shows at the Rock The South music festival in Cullman, AL (June 20), Calgary, AB (July 7), the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, CA (July 28), Minnesota State Fair (Aug 30), Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL (Aug 31) and Chasin’ The Sun music festival in Panama City (Sept 26). Tickets and information for all KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR dates are available via local outlets and by visiting www.alanjackson.com, where you can find information about Alan, his tour schedule, music and more.
Angels and Alcohol is available for preorder by clicking HERE.