FORT LAUDERDALE, FL—JANUARY 13, 2015— 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 www.guyharvey.com.
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 www.alanjackson.com.
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.
About Guy Harvey
In his 25-year career, Jackson has been steadfast in his love for traditional music while enjoying major chart success. Since signing his record deal in June 1989, he has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide and ranks as one of the 10 best-selling vocalists of all-time in all genres. He has released more than 60 singles-registering 50 Top Ten hits and 35 #1s (including 26Billboard #1s). 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 received the first-ever ASCAP Heritage Award in 2014 having earned the title of most performed country music songwriter-artist of ASCAP’s first 100 years. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.www.alanjackson.com.