The beach lifestyle thread is woven deep into the tapestry of country music. Nashville Hall of Fame songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member Alan Jackson, has exhibited his love for all things oceanic a myriad of times. Most notably by teaming up with beachbilly legend Jimmy Buffett on 2003’s “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere”. Jackson is once again showing us his coastal infatuation with yet another Florida legend team-up. This time with marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey.
Anyone who is from, or even visited Florida, is most likely acquainted with Guy Harvey’s work. Most known for his vibrant depictions of marine wildlife and scenic Floridian landscapes, Harvey’s work decorates clothing, wall decor, and pretty much any surface that can be printed on. This time, Guy is lending his prowess for portrait to Alan Jackson’s 25th Anniversary Tour.
In true Florida fashion, the artist has designed a colorful logo for Alan which will be featured on merchandise throughout the tour. The image will be on a signature concert t-shirt as well as other items available exclusively at guyharvey.com.
Harvey is also an ardent marine wildlife conservation advocate. Having a Ph.D. in fisheries biology the painter also established the Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, in addition to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. The latter of which has joined forces with avid offshore country star Alan Jackson in a philanthropic endeavor. Alan and Guy have agreed to donate $5 for every item sold bearing the 25th Anniversary logo.
“I’ve fished everywhere most people do”, said Jackson, a 25 year offshore veteran, “including the Bahamas, off Florida in the Keys, Mexico and the Virgin Islands.”
Alan’s 25th Anniversary Keepin’ It Country Tour kicked off a few weeks ago in Fort Myers, FL and is a celebration of all things Alan over the last 25 years. For more info on the tour and related events check out this previous article, and visit alanjackson.com for a full list of upcoming dates.