Last month, country music legend Alan Jackson celebrated 25 years in the music business. It was June 26, 1989, when Jackson signed his first major recording contract. He recently announced plans for a year-long celebration of his twenty-fifth anniversary. Jackson is currently working on new music that will be released in the coming months, and a special 25-city, twenty-fifth anniversary tour is being planned for 2015. On August 29, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will unveil a new exhibit highlighting Jackson’s 25-year career. The unveiling will coincide with Jackson’s role as the Hall’s next Artist-in-Residence. Jackson is the first artist to be the subject of a museum exhibit while serving as Artist-in-Residence.
Jackson has sold nearly 60-million albums worldwide and ranks as one of the 10 best-selling country artists of all-time. His success is evident when you hear of all the awards he has earned. Through the years, he has received more than 150 major music industry awards, including 18 ACM Awards, 16 CMA Awards and a pair of Grammys. His first album, Here in the Real World, was released in 1990. Since then, Jackson has released 21 other albums, his most recent being The Bluegrass Album in 2013.
With all that he has going on, you would think that Jackson would take a break when he could. Instead, Jackson is getting ready to spend the months of August and September on tour. He'll be kicking off the two-month tour on August 1 at the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Ohio. From there, he will make stops throughout the US and Canada, until his tour comes to an end on September 26 at the Enmax Centre in Lethbridge, Canada.
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