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Alan Jackson To Re-Release Let it Be Christmas

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Country music superstar Alan Jackson’s 25th Anniversary celebration continues as he rings in the holiday season a little early with the re-release of his popular Christmas classics album Let It Be Christmas on October 27. Let It Be Christmas was produced by Jackson’s long-time producer and friend, Keith Stegall; the album will be re-released by ACR (Alan’s Country Records) and EMI Records Nashville and will be available at all digital retailers.

Upon the original release of Let It Be Christmas, Rolling Stone told readers, “It’s a treat to hear Jackson add some brass to ‘Jingle Bells’ and swing through ‘Winter Wonderland’,” adding, “Jackson warms up eight other chestnuts with his voice, warm hot chocolate with the comfortable touch of twang, and even the one original (the title track) dances along with life.” Entertainment Weekly noted, “…the arrangements suit Jackson’s baritone and style….” while Country Weekly offered, “When Alan lets loose his smoothly commanding voice on these songs, you may feel as if you’re hearing them for the first time.”

Let It Be Christmas will be released on the heels of his two record-breaking sold out Artist-In-Residence shows at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum (Oct 8 and Oct 22); the events coincide with his new exhibition Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country, which runs through March 2015 at the facility. The Grammy-winning Grand Ole Opry and Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame member will roll out of the Christmas holidays and into 2015 with a 25-city 25th Anniversary tour to kick off the new year.

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Alan Jackson Plays Surprise Show at Nashville Opening

Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Acme Feed & Seed

Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Acme Feed & Seed

Alan Jackson made an appearance as special guest at the grand opening of ACME Feed & Seed on Wednesday, September 10th in Nashville. He performed several of his hits and favorites including “Don’t Rock The Jukebox,” “Good Times,” “The Blues Man,” and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” for the capacity crowd.

Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?

Today we remember the terrible events that tore our nation apart and brought us together at the same time. God Bless all those who suffered and lost loved ones on 9-11…and God Bless those risking their lives to bring us peace.

Alan Jackson Sells Out Two Artist-In-Residence Shows at the CMHOF

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Alan Jackson’s Artist-in-Residence concerts at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum sold-out in less than an hour of yesterday’s on sale setting a record for the fastest sell-out for any event held in the CMA Theater. The special shows are set for October 8 and October 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the museum’s new 800-seat CMA Theater. Jackson’s residency coincides with the new exhibition Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country, running through March 2015, making him the first simultaneous artist-in-residence and major museum exhibit subject.

“You know, I used to think if you could have a hit or two and your career lasts three or four years, you’re very lucky. I never thought I’d have a career that lasts 25 years and is still goin’ – I didn’t imagine all this could happen,” says Jackson, who was on-hand for a VIP unveiling of the new exhibit a couple of weeks ago. “I hope my fans are enjoying the exhibit, and I hope they’ll enjoy these two special shows we’re goin’ to do for ’em.”

Established in 2003, the museum’s residency program annually honors a musical master who can be credited with contributing a large and significant body of work to the canon of American popular music. Honorees are given a blank canvas and are encouraged to lend their own creative brushstrokes to an up-close-and-personal musical experience. Previous Artist-in-Residence honorees include Cowboy Jack Clement, Earl Scruggs, Tom T. Hall, Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Douglas, Vince Gill, Buddy Miller, Connie Smith, Kenny Rogers and Ricky Skaggs.
Past residencies have featured special themes, guests, or spanned an artist’s repertoire. Jackson will have the opportunity to personally structure his two shows, guaranteeing ticket purchasers a pair of truly unique evenings of music. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans of the entertainer who has played everywhere from bars and honky-tonks to stadiums and arenas over the course of 25 years in the music business.

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 country artists of all-time. 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. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.

More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.or. 

George Strait Set to Release 20-Song LIVE Album!

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Country icon George Strait is offering fans a 20-track live album recorded at his momentous The Cowboy Rides Away Tour finale at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium commemorates a night of celebration for one of the most influential figures in country music. Due in stores Sep. 16, the MCA Nashville release contains hits from throughout Strait’s remarkable 30+ year career, features special guests Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride, and introduces George “Bubba” Strait, Jr.

The undisputed “King of Country Music” and reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year performed for over 1 million fans during his two-year, record-breaking, final U.S. tour. The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium epitomizes the energy and shared emotion largely thanks to a Texas-sized crowd of nearly 105,000. Equally prevalent on the album is Strait’s sentimentality and immense gratitude for his legion of fans.

As previously announced, Strait fans have an opportunity to relive the June 7th, 2014 The Cowboy Rides Away Tour Dallas date with a two-hour “George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away” concert special airing Aug. 29 exclusively on CMT (check local listings).

The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium Track Listing:
1. Check Yes Or No
2. The Love Bug (with Vince Gill)
3. Fool Hearted Memory (with Jason Aldean)
4. Arkansas Dave (with Bubba Strait)
5. Cowboys Like Us (with Eric Church)
6. That’s What Breaking Hearts Do
7. Marina Del Rey
8. Here For A Good Time (with Sheryl Crow)
9. I Can Still Make Cheyenne
10. Jackson (with Martina McBride)
11. A Showman’s Life (with Faith Hill)
12. Murder On Music Row (with Alan Jackson)
13. The Chair
14. Give It All We Got Tonight
15. Run (with Miranda Lambert)
16. I’ll Always Remember You
17. Ocean Front Property (with Kenny Chesney)
18. Troubadour
19. All My Ex’s Live In Texas (with Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow,
Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride)
20. The Cowboy Rides Away

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