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Alan Jackson brings bluegrass to New York's Carnegie Hall October 28

Posted by Administrator on August 29, 2013 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Country music singer-songwriter Alan Jackson will perform at the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York on October 28 at 8:00pm. The historic venue has hosted a diverse span of artists over its 122 years, and its tradition of excellence has made Carnegie Hall the world’s most famous concert hall.  


This special night of music will feature songs from Jackson’s The Bluegrass Album, set for release September 24. Jackson wrote eight of the fourteen songs on The Bluegrass Album, which will be released on ACR (Alan’s Country Records)/EMI Records Nashville and is produced by Keith Stegall and Jackson’s nephew, Adam Wright.  


Jackson last played the renowned venue in 2005 as part of an all-star Grand Ole Opry 80th Anniversary show celebration. For the October 28 performance, he will be joined by the noted bluegrass musicians that are featured on Jackson’s The Bluegrass Album.  


Tickets may be purchased starting Monday, September 9th at 11AM and are available via www.carnegiehall.org, CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800, and Box Office at 57th and Seventh.  The Carnegie Hall Box Office is open Monday thru Saturday 11AM-6PM and Sundays Noon-6PM.

Alan Jackson to release 'The Bluegrass Album'

Posted by Administrator on July 17, 2013 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

  

Country music superstar Alan Jackson will release his first bluegrass album – appropriately titled The Bluegrass Album – on September 24. Jackson wrote eight songs for the album, which also includes other originals and a couple of well-known standards of the genre. The Bluegrass Album will be released on ACR (Alan’s Country Records)/EMI Records Nashville and is produced by Keith Stegall and Jackson’s nephew, Adam Wright.

  

Jackson has openly expressed his desire to record a bluegrass album for years. This spring, a group of some of the best players and singers in bluegrass came together, emerging in a matter of days with the completed acoustic album. He enlisted Scott Coney (acoustic guitar), Sammy Shelor (banjo), Adam Steffey (mandolin), Tim Crouch (fiddle), Tim Dishman (bass), Rob Ickes (dobro) and Ronnie Bowman and Don Rigsby (vocals).

  

Originals that Jackson penned for the album include such titles as “Blacktop,” “Blue Ridge Mountain Song” and “Mary.” Covers on The Bluegrass Album include The Dillards’ “There Is A Time,” John Anderson’s “Wild and Blue” and a ¾-time version of Bill Monroe’s seminal “Blue Moon of Kentucky.”

 

 

The Bluegrass Album track listing:

  

1.) Long Hard Road – Alan Jackson

 

2.) Mary – Alan Jackson

 

3.) Appalachian Mountain Girl – Alan Jackson

 

4.) Tie Me Down – Alan Jackson

 

5.) Way Beyond The Blue – Mark D. Sanders/Randy Albright/Lisa Silver

 

6.) Ain’t Got Trouble Now – Adam Wright

 

7.) Blue Ridge Mountain Song – Alan Jackson

 

8.) Blacktop – Alan Jackson

 

9.) Blue Side of Heaven – Alan Jackson

 

10.) There Is A Time – Rodney Dillard/Mitch Jayne

 

11.) Wild and Blue – John Scott Sherrill

 

12.) Knew All Along – Adam Wright/Shannon Wright

 

13.) Let’s Get Back to Me and You – Alan Jackson

 

14.) Blue Moon of Kentucky – Bill Monroe

 

 

Blake Shelton, Alan Jackson among artists releasing CDs Tuesday

Posted by Administrator on March 26, 2013 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Blake Shelton Based On A True Story … (Warner Bros./WMN)

 

"Best way to put into a song, my personality, and the kind of people that I hang out with," says Shelton of the album's lead-off track "Boys 'Round Here" which features Pistol Annies. "This [song] is the guys back in Tishomingo, OK and every town around this country." The 12-track album includes the current single, "Sure Be Cool If You Did" and the inspiration for the upcoming tour, "Ten Times Crazier."

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Jackson Precious Memories Volume II (EMI Nashville)

 

The follow up to the 2006 release Precious Memories, this marks Jackson's second foray into gospel music. “Denise and I had made a list of 30 to 40 songs to do for that first album,” says Jackson, who developed the project with his wife. “We had so many that we didn’t get to, I thought we’d go in and do a few more just the same way-- heartfelt and simple.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thompson Square Just Feels Good (Stoney Creek)

 

“There are a lot of fun, upbeat songs on this new album. It’s very diverse and kind of all over the map,” says Keifer Thompson, who along with his wife Shawna make-up the reigning ACM and CMA Vocal Duo of the year. They wrote co-wrote five of the 13 songs including the lead single, "If I Didn't Have You."

 

 

 

 

  

 

Maggie Rose Cut To Impress (RPM)

 

The first full-length album pulls its title from a lyric in the track "Mostly Bad." "It was one of those lines that stood out to me because it represents so many things that embodied my debut album," says Rose. "It's a confident statement about all the cuts on the album and it’s also is a statement saying I have cut out a place for myself as an artist that is different and unique."

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt & More Join George Jones For His Final Nashville Concert

Posted by Administrator on March 7, 2013 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

With the SOLD OUT final concert already hosting top names in all genres of music including Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Kenny Rogers, and Randy Travis among others, George Jones is excited to announce his dear friends and fellow Grand Ole Opry members Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt and other performers from his hit song “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” will join him onstage. Pam Tillis, Kathy Mattea, Tracy Lawrence, Patty Loveless, Joe Diffie, Mark Chesnutt, and T. Graham Brown latest additions to concert lineup. The event, which will soon be dubbed the Country Music Event of the Year, has already announced Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Shelby Lynne, Sam Moore, Lorrie Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner and Gene Watson as participating in the evening of music.

 

In addition, Brenda Lee, John Conlee, Lee Greenwood, Eddy Raven, The Roys, Janie Fricke, T.G. Sheppard, Dailey & Vincent, Gary Morris, Jessi Colter, Bobby Bare, Jim Ed Brown, Little Jimmy Dickens, Stonewall Jackson and more will all take the stage during the finale performance.

 

More stars are expected to be announced as performers gear up to pay tribute to one of the world’s most accomplished recording artists.

 

“Alan and Denise Jackson have been friends of Nancy and I for years, so this show wouldn’t be the same without him,” says George Jones. “I am also so grateful that my dear friend Garth Brooks is going to be on stage with me. I am not sure who will be crying more, me or him.”

 

George Jones, often referred to as the "the greatest living country singer" will mark the end of an era with 2013’s farewell tour titled "The Grand Tour". The tour is expected to make approximately 44 stops this year. The icon’s hits, "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair", "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes", "White Lightning" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" will surely be part of each night’s set list, along with plenty of guests and surprises.

Alan Jackson to Release "Precious Memories Volume II" on March 26

Posted by Administrator on March 5, 2013 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Country music superstar Alan Jackson will release his second gospel album, Precious Memories Volume II, on March 26. The collection of traditional hymns is the follow-up to his 2006 album Precious Memories, which topped three Billboard charts – Top Country Albums, Top Christian Albums and Top Christian & Gospel Albums – the week it was released. Precious Memories Volume II was produced by Jackson’s long-time producer and friend, Keith Stegall; the album will be released by ACR (Alan’s Country Records) and EMI Records Nashville.

 

“Denise and I had made a list of 30 to 40 songs to do for that first album,” Jackson says. “We had so many that we didn’t get to, I thought we’d go in and do a few more just the same way – heartfelt and simple.”

 

Precious Memories was recorded as a Christmas gift for Jackson’s mother, and a handful of copies were shared with close friends. Prompted and urged by family and friends, Jackson agreed to make the music available to fans…and Precious Memories went on to become a double-platinum source of inspiration for countless people worldwide.

 

Track listing for Precious Memories Volume II

1.) Amazing Grace

2.) He Lives

3.) Just As I Am

4.) Love Lifted Me

5.) O How I Love Jesus

6.) Only Trust Him

7.) There Is Power In The Blood

8.) Precious Memories

9.) Sweet Hour of Prayer

10.) When the Roll is Called Up Yonder

11.) Wherever He Leads I'll Go

VIP Experience Packages Now Available For Alan Jackson's Ryman Auditorium Show - March 20

Posted by Administrator on January 18, 2013 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) announced today that a limited number of VIP Experience Packages are available for the 5th Annual “Stars Go Blue” benefit on Wednesday, March 20 at the Ryman Auditorium. It was announced last week that country music superstar Alan Jackson will give a rare, intimate performance at this historic music venue and it will be hosted by the oldest and largest national colon cancer patient advocacy organization, the CCA. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the CCA’s Blue Note Fund, helping colon cancer patients in need, a program founded by Nashville’s own Grammy-nominated artist/producer Charlie Kelley.

 

 

 

The VIP Experience can be purchased through the CCA at www.thestarsgoblue.com for $500. It includes gold circle seating, meet and greet with Alan, a signed copy of Alan’s Seasons of Sweetbriar book, Loveless Café catered VIP reception and other surprises.

 

 

 

Regular tickets for “Stars Go Blue” are on sale now and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, Ryman Box Office, www.ryman.com and by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are $75, $45 and $35.

 

 

 

Alan recently released a limited number of copies of his book Seasons of Sweetbriar – A Photographic Collection of Home by Alan Jackson. Seasons of Sweetbriar can be purchased through www.alanjackson.com  for $25 or $50 for a book autographed by Alan, while supplies last. 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to the CCA’s Blue NoteFund.

Alan Jackson to Perform at Historic Ryman Auditorium on March 20th

Posted by Administrator on January 14, 2013 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Country superstar Alan Jackson will headline the 5th Annual “Stars Go Blue” benefit on Wednesday, March 20 at the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville. Jackson’s rare, intimate performance at this historic music venue will be hosted by the oldest and largest national colon cancer patient advocacy organization, the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA). All proceeds from the concert will benefit the CCA’s Blue Note Fund, helping colon cancer patients in need, a program founded by Nashville’s own Grammy-nominated artist/producer Charlie Kelley. The CCA holds the “Stars Go Blue” concert annually in support of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. During March, organizations across the nation will place an emphasis on educating the public about colon cancer prevention and detection.

 

 

 

In 2010, Alan’s wife Denise was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. “It knocked us both down. It was so hard to watch her go through that,” he recalls. “We were dating at 16 and 17, and I pretty much took care of her from that point on. But when it came to this, I felt like there wasn’t a thing I could do.”

 

 

 

“That rocked my world, as I’m sure it does every person who gets a cancer diagnosis,” she explains. “That really brought to my attention the CCA and what the organization does, and more specifically what the Blue Note Fund does for the Nashville area and the rest of the country as well.”

 

 

 

Tickets for “Stars Go Blue” go on sale Fri., Jan. 18 at 10:00am Central and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, Ryman Box Office, www.ryman.com  and by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are $75, $45 and $35.

 

 

 

Alan recently released a limited number of copies of his book Seasons of Sweetbriar – A Photographic Collection of Home by Alan Jackson. Seasons of Sweetbriar can be purchased through www.alanjackson.com  for $25 or $50 for a book autographed by Alan, while supplies last. 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to the CCA’s Blue NoteFund.


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