The Summer of 2018 is shaping up to be “hotter than a hoochie-coochie” for Alan Jackson and his fans! The Country Music Hall of Famer is set to be honored at a series of events…all while continuing to bring the music that earned him those accolades to audiences far-and-wide!
Alan will become a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame during a gala ceremony in New York City on June 14th. Already a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Alan’s induction will place him alongside the greatest composers of all-time – from the likes of Irving Berlin and Cole Porter…to Motown greats Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland…John Lennon and Paul McCartney…film icons John Williams and Henry Mancini…rock greats Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards…and country legends like Merle Haggard, Harlan Howard, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson.
On August 22nd, Alan will be saluted by the Academy of Country Music at the annual ACM Honors event in Nashville as the recipient of this year’s Cliffie Stone Icon Award. One of the organization’s highest honors, the award is only given to artists or industry leaders who have “advanced the popularity of the genre through their contributions in multiple facets of the industry such as songwriting, recording, production, touring, film, television, literary works, philanthropic contributions and other goodwill efforts.” This will be Alan’s 19th ACM Award.
All this comes on the heels of this month’s Billboard Music Awards, where Alan’s Precious Memories Collection was named Top Christian Album of the year!
Through the summer, Alan will be performing songs he’s written and recorded that have earned him “icon” status and made him a Hall of Famer. Warm weather anthems “Chattahoochee” (celebrating its 25th anniversary of being a summertime staple), “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Summertime Blues”…signature songs like “Drive” and “Gone Country”…and such poignant ballads as “Remember When” and “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” will be heard as Alan plays amphitheaters, festivals and arenas through the summer and into the fall (full list of dates below).
ALAN JACKSON’S 2018 “HONKY TONK HIGHWAY TOUR:”
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Friday, June 22 – Brandon, MS (Brandon Amphitheater) ++
Saturday, June 23 – Orange Beach, FL (The Wharf) ++
Friday, July 27 – Central Point, OR (Country Crossing Music Festival)
Saturday, July 28 – Mountain Home, ID (Mountain Home Country Music Festival)
Friday, August 10 – Canandaigua, NY (CMAC) ^^
Saturday, August 11 – Oro-Medonte, ONT (Boots ‘n’ Hearts Music Festival)
Thursday, August 16 – Vienna, VA (Wolf Trap) **
Friday, August 17 – Gilford, NH (Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion) **
Friday, September 14 – North Charleston, SC (North Charleston Coliseum) ++
Saturday, September 15 – Charlotte, NC (Spectrum Center) ++
Friday, September 21 – Omaha, NE (CenturyLink Center) ++
Saturday, September 22 – Rogers, AR (Walmart Music Amphitheater) ++
++ with Randy Houser
** with Lee Ann Womack
^^ special guest to be announced
ABOUT ALAN JACKSON:
Recently inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame and newly named as a 2018 inductee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Alan Jackson’s membership among country music’s all-time greats is the latest in a long line of career-defining accolades that include three CMA Entertainer of the Year honors, more than 25 years of membership in the Grand Ole Opry, a 2016 Billboard ranking as one of the Top 10 Country Artists of All-Time, induction to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Heritage Award as the most-performed country songwriter-artist of ASCAP’s first 100 years.
The man from rural Newnan, GA has sold nearly 60-million albums worldwide, ranks as one of the 10 best-selling male vocalists of all-time in all genres. He has released more than 60 singles – registering 50 Top Ten hits and 35 #1s (including 26 Billboard chart-toppers). He has earned more than 150 music industry awards – including 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, a pair of Grammys and ASCAP’s Founders and Golden Note Awards.
Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He is in the elite company of Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who’ve written more than 20 songs that they’ve recorded and taken to the top of the charts. Jackson is one of the best-selling artists since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and Metallica. He’s also the man behind one of Nashville’s most-popular new tourist stops, AJ’s Good Time Bar, a four-story honky-tonk in the heart of downtown (along a stretch of Broadway known as the “Honky Tonk Highway”) featuring daily live music and a rooftop view of Music City.