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Alan Jackson Offers Exclusive Guy Harvey Designed 25th Anniversary Tour T-Shirt

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An avid boater and fisherman, country star Alan Jackson, and celebrated marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey, have collaborated on a message behind the music to raise money and awareness for ocean conservation and research.

Harvey, known for his colorful and highly popular depictions of marine wildlife and support for science and research, has created a colorful logo to commemorate Jackson’s 25th Anniversary Tour, which kicked off this past weekend in southwest Florida. The logo, depicting Jackson in a fishing fighting chair with leaping sport fish, will adorn several Official 25th Anniversary merchandise items including an official Tour T-Shirt which will be sold at each concert date, as well as other 25th Anniversary items that will be available exclusively at

Alan Jackson and Guy Harvey have agreed to donate back $5 for every item sold to marine conservation through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, a non-profit that advocates sustainable fishing practices, funds inspired scientific research and supports innovation educational programs.  Last year, Harvey’s foundation distributed approximately $1 million to more than 60 organizations involved in research and education.

“We are honored to work with Alan, who as responsible fisherman, clearly understands and supports our mission to conserve our marine environment and resources for future generations,” said Harvey, who has a Ph.D in Fisheries Biology.

Jackson, who has sold over 60 million records worldwide, registering 50 Top 10 hits and 35 Number One hits, got into offshore fishing 25 years ago.

“I’ve fished everywhere most people do, including the Bahamas, off Florida in the Keys, Mexico and the Virgin Islands,” the Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and musician told The Boot.

Jackson’s 25th Anniversary Tour is an extension of the already year-long 25th anniversary celebration.  KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR will make stops over the coming months in Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas, Phoenix and Nashville, to name a few, wrapping for the spring with a show at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver (Morrison), CO on May 17, 2015.  For tour dates go to

Harvey is also popular with country fans having attended several regional concerts for guest appearances to spread his message, and has created an interactive Conservation Village, which has served as the centerpiece for Fort Lauderdale, Florida’s Tortuga Music Festival, which promotes ocean conservation.

Alan Jackson Kicks Off 25th Anniversary Keepin’ it Country Tour TONIGHT!

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Country superstar Alan Jackson kicks off his 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR this week in Florida with stops in Ft. Myers tomorrow and Tampa on Friday.  Sponsored by Kubota Tractor Corporation, the tour will also make stops over the coming months in Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas, Phoenix and Nashville, to name a few, wrapping for the spring with a show at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver (Morrison), CO on May 17, 2015. Joining Jackson on his KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR will be Capitol Records Nashville’s Jon Pardi and Grammy/CMA/ACM nominated hit singer/songwriter Brandy Clark. Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and Warner Bros. recording artist Ashley Monroe will open with Jon Pardi in Dallas (Grand Prairie, TX) on March 6.

Alan Jackson’s 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR will be a memorable celebration for his longtime fans as well as legions of new fans who are discovering his music through the many songs that have withstood the test of time and influenced many new artists of today like the tour’s special guests Jon Pardi and Brandy Clark. Fans will hear the songs they love from the man who wrote them and made them famous – from his massive debut hit, “Here In The Real World” to “Chattahoochee,” “Drive,” “Gone Country,” the summertime party-anthems “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Good Time,” and many, many more.

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Country Music Mourns Little Jimmy Dickens with Heartfelt Tributes

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@ChrisYoungMusic RIP Little Jimmy Dickens… Loved fishing with you, loved your music, and loved you as a person most…

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 ·   Thx 4 the sunshine you brought into all our lives. Your joy, laughter & legacy will live forever.
I am so sad to hear that Little Jimmy Dickens passed away today. He was such a great friend to all who knew him. He will be sorely missed.
 ·  Go rest high Little Jimmy… and thank you for bringing your beautiful light into the world.
@DollyParton I often perform one of Little Jimmy’s best known songs “I’m Little But I’m Loud.”  I’ve always related to him and loved him as a person, as a friend, and as an entertainer.  He will always be loved and remembered.”
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 ·  We know y’all are “pickin & grinnin” in Heaven tonight. RIP Little Jimmy Dickens.

Was saddened to hear the news of the passing of Little Jimmy D. He was always so nice to me when I had the chances to meet. RIP buddy.

Just got back in the country to hear the sad news…he was always good to me. RIP little jimmy dickens…you’ll b missed
I know why it’s raining in Nashville. Little Jimmy is in heaven now making the Angels laugh so hard, they’re crying. We’ll miss you, friend!

Dustin Lynch and Jimmy

@dustinlynch Celebrating Little Jimmy Dickens tonight….what an honor spending time and sharing the stage with him

The few times we’ve played the Opry, we’ve always been there on a night with Little Jimmy Dickens. What a sweet, funny man. My favorite quote was this one on his 88th birthday, “You know you’re 88 when you see a pretty girl in a bikini and your Pacemaker makes the garage door go up.”
We always wanted to have a picture made with him, but it always seemed like when we had our photo taken with an older Opry star, they died within a few weeks. Therefore, we would never have our photo taken with Jimmy. We wanted him to last forever.
Well, today Jimmy went to his final resting place at the age of 94 and we hope when he got there God gave him the stature to match his big heart and his big ol’ J-200.
We’ll miss you, James Cecil Dickens.

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@MarkWillsmusic @LilJimDickens @opry So saddened to hear of the passing of my friend. God bless you Jimmy and rest in peace sir!

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Rest in peace Little Jimmy Dickens
I played the not too long ago.. And Little Jimmy Dickens made me laugh as he always does.. You will be missed. Rest in Peace.
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He was such a light in country music & will be dearly missed.
Thoughts and prayers for the family of Little Jimmy Dickens. Biggest little man ever ! Still see his sweet smile the first time I met him.
RIP ‘little’ jimmy dickens. We love you.
Rest In Peace .. always so kind and generous to us. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family
Goodbye Mr. Dickens, you were my Entertainer of the Year EVERY year.
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Little Jimmy, we will miss you forever. Rest peacefully.
we will never have another like – heartbroken & tuning in to the WSM 650 AM Friday night
Godspeed . Thankyou for an old hand that held a nervous one at the , years ago. Tell the angels all your naughty jokes.
@LadyAntebellum So incredibly sad about the passing of Little Jimmy Dickens. Country music has lost one of its biggest personalities & the Grand Ole Opry stage will never be the same. Prayers for his family!
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Little Jimmy Dickens – the first person to greet us at the for our first performance. Thanks for the memory.
– what an incredible man and talent. He will be missed.
My heart goes out to Little Jimmy Dickens!!
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Such a sweet, funny, loving soul, he was. Rest in Peace . We love you and will miss you greatly.
Small in Stature, Big in Personality and Huge in Heart!!! Go rest now @LilJimDicken 94 yrs,, You’ve earned it
So sad to hear about the passing of legend Little Jimmy Dickens. Shawna xoxo
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Bowing WAY down for the life of this country legend. Had the pleasure of performing at the Opry with…
Rest in peace Little Jimmy Dickens – the Opry just won’t be the same without you.
Little Jimmy Dickens you sure will be missed. Always a pleasure to play on the same stage as you.

@RodneyAtkins Prayers & love to @LilJimDickens family, friends & fans! A true talent & always welcoming when we played the @Opry! #Legend!

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Every single meeting with this giant of a little man was an honor, a thrill, and a hoot. RIP Little Jimmy Dickens.
My heart goes out to the family of Little Jimmy Dickens! Always wore a smile on his heart! Rest In Peace my friend!
Rest in peace, Little Jimmy Dickens. I first met him in 1984 when I opened a couple of shows for him. He and Mona were good to me. Xo
R.I.P. Heaven is a “little” better tonight! Thanks for all the great stories you shared with me in your room backstage

@jamesotto So sad. RIP Little Jimmy.

Praying for the family of .  you will be missed!

@JimmyWayne 6:44 pm CDT was setting up a camera & HEARD THAT .@LilJimDickens PASSED. #RIP

@RandyHouser Just heard Little Jimmy Dickens passed away. What a life of 94 years. Rest in peace and thank u for being good to us young bucks.

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@Kimwilliamspais Rest in peace, sweet #JimmyDickens It was an honor to call you friend.

@darrylworley We love you Little Jimmy. Heaven will never be the same.

steve wariner and jimmy

@stevewariner So sad to report I lost my good friend Little Jimmy Dickens today. Prayers for Mona and his daughters please.

@reba Rest in peace Little Jimmy. Thanks for all the smiles, great music and your big loving heart.…

@DanAndShay We had the honor of meeting Little Jimmy Dickens last year when we made our @opry debut. Country music lost one of its greats today. RIP!

katie armiger and jimmy

@katiearmiger So very sad to hear about the passing of @liljimdickens. He introduced me on the night of my @opry

eric paslay and jimmy

@ericpaslay Heartbroken to hear of the loss of @LilJimDickens . I’ll forever be grateful for your kind words at the @opry

RIP Little Jimmy Dickens. Country Music will definitely miss you!!
Man LITLE JIMMY DICKENS all I can say is it don’t get no bigger or better !!!! U are going to be missed!! Love ya
So sorry and sad to say “rest in peace” to our friend and hero of the beloved Grand Ole We love Tater!
 charlie daniels and jimmy
Just got the word about Little Jimmy Dickens passing. I am deeply saddened. We have lost a precious treasure
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The won’t be the same without . You’ll be missed. 
sad about . one of a kind. a true country music entertainer and just a great man. honored and happy to know him.
One of our honky tonk heroes has passed away. I had the pleasure of knowing him, he was a VERY big man in his own way.

@TyHerndoncom My condolences to Little Jimmy Dickens family. My prayers go out to them all. He shall be greatly missed.

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And…. His dear friend, Brad Paisley probably said it best of all….


@BradPaisley It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to my hero and friend today. I loved you Jimmy.

As the sun sets on this planet tonight, for the first time in 94 years it is without my hero, Little Jimmy Dickens.

Why was he my hero? Jimmy made more out of his time in earth than anyone I’ve ever known; an incredible life in every measurable way. Longevity? Yes, practically unheard of. Faith? Totally and wholeheartedly. Humor? There was no one funnier, or with a better sense of it. A true entertainer? The best I’ve ever seen. Charm? Unmatched. Love? This was a big one. I think he loved everyone he ever met, and if not, he never let it be known. More importantly, I think everyone who ever met him loved him instantly…and forever. Romance? He and Mona had the most romantic story I’ve ever heard. Check it out sometime. Friendship? Well I can honestly say he was the best friend any human being could ask for. Bar none.

Much will be said and written about his incredible and unique place in Country Music history. Which could fill a book. But that isn’t how I’ll remember him. I will remember the human being that best check-marked all the boxes of a complete and wonderful life. My hero.

Do not mourn Little Jim. Celebrate him. Relive and share the memories. Aspire to be like him. And above all, laugh at the punchlines, the craziness, and the way he so gracefully made this planet a funnier, better, richer place while he was alive. And in doing so, will continue to for years to come.

“Let It Be Christmas”

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We hope you all are enjoying some much-needed family time. “Let It Be Christmas” everywhere.

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