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Alan Jackson Extends ‘Keepin’ It Country Tour’

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Alan Jackson is taking his 25-plus years of hits and fan-favorites on the road in 2016, as he extends his hugely successful Keepin’ It Country Tour into the new year. Rising star Lauren Alaina will be the special guest.

Alan Jackson’s Keepin’ It Country Tour finds the country icon performing hits that have gained him legions of longtime fans, songs that continue to draw new crowds as a younger generation discovers his music. Jackson’s repertoire withstands the test of time; it has impacted a field of artists who cite Jackson as an influence. Fans will hear the songs they love from the man who wrote them and made them famous, including his debut hit, “Here in The Real World”…signature songs such as “Chattahoochee,” “Drive” and “Gone Country”…the career-defining “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” and poignant “Remember When”… party anthems “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Good Time”…and many more.

Jackson’s first show of 2016 will find him returning to the stage of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, where he set an all-time attendance record in 2012. Stops in Mississippi and Oklahoma will follow, before the tour heads west to California and north to Wisconsin and Iowa (a current rundown of shows – with more to be added – is listed below). Jackson’s 2016 tour is a continuation of his recent 25th anniversary celebration, which found the superstar playing to sold-out crowds throughout 2015.

Special guest Lauren Alaina joins Jackson starting with his March 18th concert in Jackson, MS. The singer, who won America’s hearts when she appeared on the tenth season of American Idol (and is returning to the show for its farewell season as a mentor to this year’s contestants), arrived on the scene with her #1 debut album, Wildflower. Now she’s climbing the charts with her latest single, “Next Boyfriend,” off her brand new Lauren Alaina EP.

Tickets and information for all of Jackson’s Keepin’ It Country Tour dates are available at alanjackson.com, where you can find information about Alan, his tour schedule, music and more. VIP tickets and packages are also available for most shows.

ALAN JACKSON’S 2016 Keepin’ It Country Tour
(partial listing – more dates to be announced/added)

Monday, February 22 – San Antonio, TX (San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo) ** ++
Friday, March 18 – Jackson, MS (Mississippi Coliseum) **
Saturday, March 19 – Thackerville, OK (Winstar Resort & Casino) ** ++
Saturday, April 16 – Anaheim, CA (Honda Center)
Friday, April 29 – Milwaukee, WI (U-W Milwaukee Panther Arena)
Saturday, April 30 – Sioux City, IA (Tyson Events Center) **
Friday, July 15 – St. Clairsville, OH (Jamboree in the Hills) ** ++
Sunday, July 17 – Brooklyn, MI (Faster Horses Festival) ++
Friday, August 19 – Toledo, OH (Zoo Amphitheatre)
Friday, November 4 – Lincoln, NE (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
Saturday, November 5 – Fargo, ND (Scheels Arena)

**indicates date is already onsale
++Lauren Alaina not performing – See more at: http://www.alanjackson.com/news.html?n_id=4836#sthash.PaMOD9cb.dpuf

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 http://bit.ly/AJHomeForTheHolidays 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 www.walmart.com/ip/47090189

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.”

www.alanjackson.com
www.legacyrecordings.com

 

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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