Alan Jackson was on the road for most of 2015 with his Keepin’ It Country tour and he isn’t finished yet. The Boot reported on Tuesday that Jackson will hit the road for more shows on his tour throughout the year, including a stop in San Antonio and another stop in Thackerville, Oklahoma, a perfect stop for fans in the DFW area. The Thackerville concert is at the Winstar Casino and Resort, on the Oklahoma side of the Texas-Oklahoma border.
Jackson has been touring most of last year and he said that it doesn’t seem like the fans are sick of him yet. He was even asked about retirement and he said that he doesn’t know what he would retire from because this isn’t work for him. He even said that he has some fans that he meets who have been coming to his shows for 25 years now and they will sometimes show him pictures they took with him back then.
The new shows will kick off on Feb. 22 in San Antonio at the city’s Stock Show and Rodeo. He has back to back shows in March at Jackson, Mississippi and then the show at Winstar Casino and Resort in Thackerville. The rest of the shows are spread out with eight more cities between April and November. He isn’t finished yet either, as he said this is just the stat and there are even more shows to come.
Lauren Alaina will open for Jackson at the shows throughout the year. The 21-year-old was a runner up on “American Idol” in the tenth season of the show. She released her debut studio album Wildflower in 2011 and it reached number five on the Billboard 200. This tour with Jackson should open up the door for a new fan base.
Alan Jackson has been touring for over 25 years now, with his breakout album Here in the Real World hitting in 1990. With songs like “Chasin’ That Neon Ranibow” and “Wanted,” he was immediately a huge star. With Don’t Rock the Jukebox in 1991, he cemented his legacy. Since then, he has charted 27 number one singles and 11 of his last 13 albums hit number one on the Billboard Country charts.