Alan Jackson has had great success as a tried and true country artist. Newer acts, like Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert, have scored their success by straying from the old-fashioned country sound. But Jackson says he won’t go that route. The 53-year-old country legend plans to hold steady with his down South sound.
That's a very profound statement. It has an impact on me like a slap in the face or being hit with a ton of bricks. It say a lot when you think about it.
Who was it that said those words, giving us his definition of Country Music?
TGIF! Now that it’s nearly May and cold weather is becoming a memory we want to soon forget, it’s time to crank up our favorite country hits and just… relax. What do you think is the best weekend jam — the country song most suited to help you take a load off on Friday and Saturday nights?
A big theme in country music news today was ‘hair.’ LeAnn Rimes changed her hair color, and Taste of Country readers worked to decide which country male has the best hair in our daily readers poll. Find both of these stories, plus news on Alan Jackson‘s new album in the Daily Roundup.
Alan Jackson is preparing to release his first record on his own label, Alan Country Records, alongside EMI Records. And while it may be his first album on his own label, ‘Thirty Miles West’ is actually the star’s 17th studio release...
When Susan M. Rich won a trip to Nashville to see Alan Jackson this summer, she got very emotional. “I started crying, I couldn’t believe it, Alan was my mom’s favorite singer, she passed away six years ago and she saw him in concert many times.”
In 2006, Alan Jackson took a break from his typical country sound and made ‘Precious Memories,’ an album of old Gospel favorites. The release was such a hit that it broke records, topping three Billboard charts the week of its release —
The Academy of Country Music Awards show was on TV this past Sunday night. George Strait, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson and Keith Urban of some of the biggest stars in country music, but none of them were nominated for any awards. Who do you think should have been on the list?
‘The Tonight Show With Jay Leno’ has had a soft spot for country music in the month of March. A mere two weeks after Toby Keith brought his ‘Red Solo Cup‘ to the stage, Alan Jackson performed his new single, the contemplative ballad ‘So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore.’ Late night talk shows are a prime place for country tunes, that’s for sure.
Nashville’s hottest country stars will head south seeking warmer climate this winter. Lady Antebellum, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban and more are lined up to play the 2012 San Antonio Rodeo, which kicks off on Feb. 9 down in the Lone Star State.