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.
Fans can now enjoy two music videos from country music singer-songwriter Alan Jackson’s new release, The Bluegrass Album. The video for “Blue Ridge Mountain Song” can be seen on CMT and GAC and online via VEVO. The video for “Blacktop” can be viewed via VEVO.
The album is already generating substantial talk in the music world, with Rolling Stone recognizing that “…The Bluegrass Album is a labor of love, not a vanity project for the singer.” NPR calls Jackson’s performance of the music “…openly emotional…”...
All of the Jackson-penned songs have some great lines in them, but two in particular – “Appalachian Mountain Girl’’ and “Blue Ridge Mountain Song’’ – go beyond mere lyric and become absolute poetry, almost to the point of a hillbilly Shakespeare.