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Alan Jackson Part of New Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Exhibit

Alan Jackson performs "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)"  onstage at the 2001 CMA Awards with the Jim Triggs guitar that is part  of the new exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame  Photo credit: John Russell/CMA

Alan Jackson performs “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)”
onstage at the 2001 CMA Awards with the Jim Triggs guitar that is part
of the new exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Photo credit: John Russell/CMA

Alan Jackson is among the more than 50 musical artists featured in a new exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Louder Than Music: Rock, Power & Politics chronicles a variety of times, places and moments where music and American history have crossed paths over the last several decades – Alan is represented by the Jim Triggs guitar he played onstage at the 2001 CMA Awards ceremony in Nashville, where he first performed his iconic “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” a song inspired by the events and aftermath of the 9-11 terrorist attacks. The exhibit also includes Alan’s handwritten lyrics of the song.

Jackson's guitar currently on exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as part of the Louder Than Music: Rock, Power & Politics

Jackson’s guitar currently on exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as part of the Louder Than Music: Rock, Power & Politics

Alan’s guitar is featured alongside artifacts and items from such wide-ranging talents as Beyonce, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, U2’s Bono and Keith Richards…as well as superstars and music icons such as John Lennon, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder. Louder Than Music: Rock, Power & Politics is open now – the exhibit runs at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland through November 27 (Thanksgiving Weekend), when it will be packed and moved to The Newseum in Washington, DC to be placed on display a week ahead of next year’s Presidential Inauguration.

“Where Were You” captured a still-reeling nation’s emotions unlike any other song – it would go on to be honored with Grammy, CMA and ACM Awards and other accolades…and, 15 years after the events of September 2001, remains a staple of Jackson’s concerts due to fan demand.

Jackson recently celebrated his 25th year as a member of the Grand Ole Opry with an appearance on its world-famous stage…and he just spent a month at the top of Billboard’s all-genre Music DVD chart with Keepin’ It Country: Live at Red Rocks, a concert DVD captured on tour at the revered Colorado concert venue in 2015. Jackson’s Keepin’ It Country Tour – extended from 2015 into this year – continues this summer with performances this weekend at Ohio’s iconic Jamboree in the Hills (July 15) and the Faster Horses Festival in Michigan (July 17). More shows – available at www.alanjackson.com – follow in August and through the fall.

Alan Jackson Helps Dedicate House in Tennessee with Habitat for Humanity

Alan Jackson with new Rutherford County Area Habitat homeowner Keosha Hendricks and her daughter Akori' Yahah after receiving keys to her new home

Alan Jackson with new Rutherford County Area Habitat homeowner Keosha Hendricks and her daughter Akori’ Yahah after receiving keys to her new home

Country music icon Alan Jackson and Ply Gem, a manufacturer of building products, helped dedicate a house built with a local family as part of the Habitat for Humanity national Home Builders Blitz week.

Ply Gem partnered with Jackson to serve as the ambassador of the Home for Good project, and his song, “You Can Always Come Home,” is the anthem for the program, emphasizing that having a place to call home is both fortunate and comforting.

“This is the reason why I love this country so much – we step up and we give of our time. Thank you Ply Gem and Habitat for Humanity,” Jackson said before giving the house keys to new Rutherford County Area Habitat homeowner Keosha Hendricks, and her daughter Akori’ Yanah. “This is just a house, but you and Akori’ will make it a home.”

Alan Jackson hands the keys to new Rutherford County Area Habitat homeowner Keosha Hendricks and her daughter Akori' Yahah

Alan Jackson hands the keys to new Rutherford County Area Habitat homeowner Keosha Hendricks and her daughter Akori’ Yahah

Hendricks brushed away tears as she received keys to the house she helped build.

“I’m so grateful to be a part of this program. The experience has been amazing and my daughter is going to have a stable, healthy home,” she said through tears. “Thank you Habitat, Ply Gem and Alan. We finally have a home to call our own.”

Ply Gem, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, is the presenting sponsor of Habitat’s Home Builders Blitz, in which professional builders in 31 states worked this week alongside nearly 250 Habitat homeowners to build or repair their homes. The sponsorship is one component of the Home for Good project – a multi-year initiative that includes the donation of more than $1 million of performance siding and windows and funds for Habitat for Humanity to use to help families build nearly 300 homes in 2016, alone. Home Builders Blitz kicked off June 6 with a wall-raising ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina, where four homes are being constructed.

“As a leading manufacturer of building products, like siding, windows, stone, roofing, fence and rail, giving back by helping to build houses across North America makes sense for Ply Gem, and partnering with Habitat for Humanity was a natural choice,” said Gary E. Robinette, chairman and CEO, Ply Gem.

“Through the Home for Good project we are spreading the word to rally everyone to grab a hammer and help in communities nationwide. Ply Gem is reaching out to the building industry, our 8,900 associates and community members.”

Habitat launched its first Home Builders Blitz in 2006, four years after Habitat for Humanity Wake County, North Carolina and local builder Tom Gipson recruited 12 homebuilders to donate their time to each build a house in five days. To date, more than 1,500 homes have been constructed under the Home Builders Blitz model. Habitat and local families are building two homes in LaVergne.

To find out how to get involved, please visit Habitat.org, or to learn more about Ply Gem’s Home for Good project, go to www.plygem.com/homeforgood

Alan Jackson to Help Dedicate Habitat Home in LaVergne, TN

Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson will be in Rutherford County, Tennessee on Friday to help dedicate a Habitat for Humanity home; Lending his name to draw much-needed attention to a great cause.

The home is located at 208 Quiet Lane in LaVergne, TN. The dedication will be on Friday, June 10th at 10:30 AM. Alan Jackson will arrive at 10 AM.

Alan Jackson Is Ready to Party with Fans at CMA Music Festival

Alan Jackson

Country Music superstar Alan Jackson – a virtual fixture at Nashville’s annual CMA Music Festival (formerly Fan Fair) since his recording career began – is preparing a couple of very special performances for the multitudes of music lovers who’ll descend on Music City next week.

On Tuesday, June 7, he’ll treat fans to rare performance as he’s featured in the “Acme Unplugged” series at Acme Seed and Feed in the heart of Music City. This special appearance on Nashville’s Lower Broadway will find the music icon playing a Music Festival installment of the venue’s acclaimed songwriter series. Tickets are $50.00 per person, with a very limited number of VIP ticket packages available. The show is open to all ages; tickets may be purchased online at http://bit.ly/AlanAcmeUnplugged beginning Friday, June 3 at 10:00am CT. The performance will also stream live on WranglerNetwork.com, as well as on Acme Radio via AcmeRadioLive.com and the TuneIn app.

On Friday, June 10, the Grand Ole Opry member will step onto the world-renownded Opry stage, as he celebrates his 25th year as a Grand Ole Opry member. This comes on the heels of the recent milestone marking the 25th anniversary of the release of his landmark Don’t Rock the Jukebox, an album that spawned five hit singles (including four #1 hits) and to date is certified quadruple-platinum.

Jackson currently tops Billboard’s all-genre Music DVD chart with Keepin’ It Country: Live at Red Rocks, a concert DVD captured on tour at the revered Colorado concert venue in 2015. The DVD has topped the chart since its release in early May, outpacing recent offerings by Eric Clapton and Adele. Jackson’s Keepin’ It Country Tour – extended from 2015 into this year – continues this summer with performances at Ohio’s iconic Jamboree in the Hills (July 15) and the Faster Horses Festival in Michigan (July 17). More shows – available at www.alanjackson.com – follow in August and through the fall.

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