With new album releases, label signings and live shows it has been some time since fans have gone into a new year with such hope on the table from country music royalty as 2015. And Alan Jackson is making sure that train keeps on down the track announcing his 25 Anniversary Keepin’ It Country tour.
This is an extension of his already year long celebration tour which kicked off this past summer and coincided with the “Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country” exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, TN. If you want to check that out, it will be running through March 2015.
The tour kicks off in Ft. Myers, Fl on January 8th before making it’s way through Tampa, San Diego, L.A., Phoenix, Dallas and Augusta just to name a few. The show concludes in Denver where on May 17th the esteemed Red Rocks Amphitheater will play host to one of the finest singer/songwriters whose fingers have ever graced the frets.
Donned in his signature Stetson hat I’m sure, Grand Ole Opry member Jackson will be accompanied on tour by Capitol Records Nashville’s Jon Pardi and award nominated artist Brandy Clark. Alan promises fans will hear everything from his breakout hits to the party songs and classics we all know by heart.
Jackson is known for penning a lot of his own songs, a trend I am glad to see returning to our fair genre. This surely makes his 80 million records sold, 35 number 1’s with 50 top 10’s, 2 Grammy’s, 16 CMA’s, and 17 ACM’s that much sweeter. Not too shabby for an old Georgia boy who started in the mail room at The Nashville Network, huh?
The Keepin’ It Country Tour will prove to be an event neither die hard nor new fan should miss. Alan Jackson is synonymous with country music. He remains at the forefront of a musical epoch bridging classic to modern country stylings, as well as providing inspiration for a myriad of our favorite artists and many more to come. I’m getting hotter than a hoochie coochie just thinking about it.