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Alan Jackson and Ply Gem Launch “Home for Good Project” with Habitat for Humanity

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Alan Jackson is partnering with Ply Gem Industries as the ambassador for their “Home for Good Project” to build more than 300 homes across the U.S. with Habitat for Humanity. As ambassador, Alan will help raise awareness through his fan base, social media following and support in a local Builders Blitz event in Nashville, scheduled to coincide with the 2016 CMA Music Festival in June 2016. The “Home for Good Project” is grounded in Alan’s song “You Can Always Come Home” from his recently released album Angels & Alcohol. The song is the anthem that will be played throughout the program to remind individuals the importance of having a place to call home.

The first phase of the program, kicking off today, is Alan Jackson’s ‘You Can Always Come Home’ for the Holidays Contest with Ply Gem, where two grand prize winners will receive paid airfare for two to be with family for the holidays. The two-week contest will award additional prizes throughout the duration of the program. Visit to enter for a chance to win and for the full contest rules and regulations.

“I’m honored to partner with Ply Gem and Habitat for Humanity on their goal to build 300 homes,” shared Jackson. “Everyone deserves a place they can call home.”

“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to put Ply Gem’s products, including performance siding, windows, stone and trim, to support families and communities across the country. Projects of this magnitude, demonstrating unity and passion toward an incredible cause, will no doubt be successful and change lives,” says Gary E. Robinette, Chairman and CEO, Ply Gem. “We are motivated by Habitat for Humanity’s mission of bringing people together to build in partnership and are proud of our alignment with country music icon Alan Jackson. His personal motivation to communicate what home means through his music is now the foundation for the “Home for Good Project.”

“We are grateful to Ply Gem and Alan Jackson for their commitment to raise awareness and make Builder Blitz a success,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “In addition to providing home exterior products for Builders Blitz, Ply Gem’s communications efforts well in advance of the event will help connect more people to our mission of providing a foundation for families to build strength, stability and independence.”

The “Home for Good Project” is a multi-year initiative that includes a donation of over $1 Million worth of exterior building products and funds for Habitat for Humanity to use to help families build more than 300 homes throughout the year. In addition, Ply Gem will be the presenting sponsor of Habitat’s Home Builders Blitz, which brings together Habitat for Humanity affiliates and professional builders to build and renovate homes across the United States. The company will support the project with advertising and social media initiatives to encourage its associates, the building industry—including distributors, builders and remodelers—as well as consumers across the country to volunteer in their communities.

“Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story,” A Definitive Three CD Career-Defining Collection to be Released Next Month

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Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Arista Nashville will release Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story, a definitive three CD career-defining anthology of music from country superstar Alan Jackson, on Friday, November 6, 2015.

A Walmart exclusive, Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story is available for pre-order at

Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story brings together 59 indispensable classic recordings drawn from all phases of Jackson’s career at Arista Nashville and debuts eight previously unreleased tracks including a live version of The Eagles’ hit “Seven Bridges Road,” recorded in Birmingham, Alabama on November 1, 1997, and a rare live rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” recorded in 2001.

The first artist signed to the newly-formed Arista Nashville imprint (shortly after the label’s launch in 1989), Georgia-born singer/songwriter/musician/performer Alan Jackson combined elements of traditional American honky-tonk, bluegrass, gospel and mainstream country music with a fresh contemporary sound all his own.

During his tenure at Arista Nashville, Alan Jackson recorded an extraordinary 50 Top 10 hits, watching  35 of them reach the top of the country charts, including 26 Billboard #1’s.

Though his debut single, “Blue Blooded Woman,” failed to crack the Hot Country Top 40, his subsequent releases, beginning with “Here in the Real World” in 1990, formed an unbroken chain of chart-topping country hits including “Wanted,” “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow” and “I’d Love You All Over Again,” his first #1. His second album, 1991’s Don’t Rock the Jukebox showcased no less than four #1 singles: the title track, “Someday,” “Dallas” and “Love’s Got a Hold on You.” His third album, A Lot About Livin’ (And a Little ’bout Love) featured two #1’s: “She’s Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)” and “Chattahoochee,” which took home the 1994 Country Music Association Awards for Single of the Year and Song of the Year.

As the 21st century dawned, Alan Jackson secured his place in the mainstream of musical history when “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)” became an anthem of hope and comfort in the wake of the tragedy of September 11, 2001. The song brought home a pair of Country Music Association Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards and the Grammy Award for Best Country Song.

2015 finds Alan Jackson still at the top of his game. He celebrated his 25th anniversary as a recording artist with a special 25-date tour and was honored with “Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country,” a retrospective exhibit at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. In July 2015, Jackson released his 15th studio album, Angels and Alcohol, through Alan’s Country Records/EMI Nashville; the record became his 14th #1 album.

Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story comes with an exclusive booklet featuring tributes to Alan Jackson and his music offered by such diverse talents as Kenny Chesney, Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, George Strait, Steven Tyler, Carrie Underwood, Lee Ann Womack, and the late George Jones. A special poster is also included, featuring a panoramic shot of the entire visual exhibit from “Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country.”


Get Into the Holiday Spirit with Country Faith Christmas

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Regnery Publishing announced that it will release Country Faith Christmas on October 19th at all retail and online book outlets.
Country Faith Christmas will feature Christmas memories from thirty-seven of today’s top country music stars, including Florida Georgia Line, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Darius Rucker, and Brenda Lee as well as a foreword written by Kimberly Schlapman (Little Big Town) and four Advent meditations from Charlie Daniels. The stars share their holiday stories, family traditions, memorable gifts, personal recipes, and favorite Christmas carols. Compiled by the Country Music Association’s (CMA) award-winning journalist and author Deborah Evans Price, Country Faith Christmas is the holiday follow-up to the immensely popular Country Faith.

“It’s been a pleasure and privilege to put together Country Faith Christmas,” says Price.“This book contains so many wonderful stories that fans will enjoy, and I’m especially excited for people to see the amazing photos the artists have shared. Some of the photos include Alan Jackson sitting on Santa’s lap, a pint-sized Vince Gill clutching a football, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard gathered around the Christmas tree with his family,Phil Vassar with a set of drums he received as a child, Reba with a special gift from her sister Susie, along with many other special moments.”

In Country Faith Christmas, country music fans will discover:

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Alan Jackson’s “Angels and Alcohol” Debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard Country Albums Chart

Alan Jackson

Country superstar Alan Jackson, who Billboard calls “the country icon,” just landed Angels and Alcohol at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country albums chart selling 45,361 albums, his fourteenth album to do so, and at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 with a first week consumption total of 47,881 units.
Jackson earned massive critical praise for the album the Miami Herald says is a “warm return to form” and “his best in years.” The Tennessean calls Angels and Alcohol, his first studio album of new music in three years “quintessential Alan Jackson, and stone cold country.”

NPR calls Jackson “a country-music colossus” and says of Angels and Alcohol, “Jackson has now made a record sure to attract accolades like ‘pure’ and ‘classic.’ Washington Times says it is “elegant in its simplicity” and that it “is an audio feast that reminds you why you keep coming back for more.” says Jackson “long ago established that he belongs in the pantheon of great country singers” and summarizes Angels and Alcohol by saying “it’s a pleasure to hear a master enjoying his work.”

Newsday, giving the album an “A”, says “On Angels and Alcohol, Jackson makes a difficult tightrope walk seem effortless….” Adding, “Jackson sings like a man who knows what he’s doing.”

Associated Press claims that with Angels and Alcohol Jackson “evolves into standard-bearer status…with the steady artistry of his heroes Merle Haggard and George Strait – that is, he continues to create work that suggests he’s just as in touch with his muse today as anytime in the past.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says with Angels and Alcohol there is “comfort in the ongoing consistency of the tradition-leaning sound and life-exploring and -affirming storytelling that has marked every one of Jackson’s releases over the past 25 years” and “it is in Jackson’s strong yet tender voice that makes a country music fan feel right at home.”

Taste of Country picked Angels and Alcohol as a Critics Pick saying “Slow and steady, Jackson continues to do what he does, never rushing, never waiting for the format to catch up. From time to time his style sounds perfect against faster trends.” declares, “Let’s just go ahead and call Alan Jackson what he is: the master of capturing all things about real life in a country song.”

Jackson launched his 15th studio album with a major media blitz that included NPR FIRST LISTEN, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, TONIGHT SHOW starring Jimmy Fallon and a live performance on the Toyota Summer Concert Series on NBC’s TODAY.

Angels and Alcohol, Jackson’s first studio album of all new music in three years, includes seven self-penned songs including the title track and the album’s first single “Jim and Jack and Hank” is at country radio now. Angels and Alcohol, his 15th studio album, comes 25 years after his debut landmark album Here In The Real World. Since the release of Here In The Real World, Jackson has released 22 albums including two Christmas albums, two gospel albums, three Greatest Hits collections and a Bluegrass album which included standards and eight original songs written by Jackson.

The new album was produced by Jackson’s long-time collaborator and friend Keith Stegall who has produced every one of Jackson’s 23 albums over the past 25 years with the exception of one album – Like Red On A Rose (Alison Krauss).

Angels and Alcohol is available for purchase by clicking HERE.

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