Alan Jackson's Country Music Hall of Fame Residency Set for October
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:45:10
Mark those calendars, country fans in Nashville that LURVE Alan Jackson.
Country music megastar Alan Jackson will take the stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as its 2014 Artist-in-Residence on October 8 and 22.
Both Wednesday night concerts start at 7PM in the museum's new 800-seat CMA Theater.
Here's the critical intel: Tickets go on sale to the general public at noon (CDT) on Monday, September 8, and can be purchased countrymusichalloffame.org.
Jackson's residency coincides with the new exhibition Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin' It Country, slated to run from August 29, 2014 through March 2015, making him the first simultaneous artist-in-residence and major museum exhibit subject.
Established in 2003, the museum's residency program annually honors a musical master who can be credited with contributing a large and significant body of work to the canon of American popular music. Honorees are given a blank canvas and are encouraged to lend their own creative brushstrokes to an up-close-and-personal musical experience. Previous Artist-in-Residence honorees include Cowboy Jack Clement, Earl Scruggs, Tom T. Hall, Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Douglas, Vince Gill, Buddy Miller, Connie Smith, Kenny Rogers and Ricky Skaggs.
So Mr. Jackson is in good company and he deserves to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with ALL of those country legends, since he is one himself.
Anyone plan to check out Alan Jackson, either in residency or via the exhibit?