Strayhorn Ryan Joseph admits to talking kind of funny. His not-quite-southern accent stems from being a Pittsburgh transplant living in Nashville, where he initially took a job operating elevators at the Country Music Hall of Fame. In just six years, he went from “pressing an elevator button to playing with Alan Jackson.”
Alan Jackson’s first bluegrass album –The Bluegrass Album – has been the bestselling bluegrass album for four months, since its release on Sept. 24, 2013, as it continues at the top of Billboard’s Bluegrass Album Sales Chart.
Alan Jackson, along with partners Tom Morales, Steve Moore, George Boedecker and Nancy Russell, have announced plans to revitalize Nashville’s Lower Broad neighborhood with the remodel and repurposing of the iconic Acme Building. The space will feature three floors and a rooftop patio, each with its own unique style paying tribute to the past, present and future of Nashville.
We lost the Possum, George Jones – who is considered one of the greatest country singers ever, if not the greatest country singer ever — earlier this year. Of course, the 2013 CMA Awards paid tribute to the legend, with Alan Jackson and George Strait performing a duet of ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today,’ which is Jones’ most recognizable and beloved song.
Alan will be featured on ABC’s telecast of The 47th Annual CMA Awards as he and George Strait, the two top nominees in CMA Awards history, perform together in a tribute to legendary Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones
Before singing “Blue Side of Heaven” at Carnegie Hall on Oct. 28, Alan Jackson recalled the irony of working on the tear-jerker when he was summoned to the deathbed of George Jones, who passed away last April.
Alan Jackson brought his bluegrass flair and country fan base to New York’s Carnegie Hall last night (October 28) for a substantial, crowd-pleasing two-hour set that was full of emotion, and contained a few surprises as well.