News And Notes
May 4

Alan Jackson to Debut Songs from New Album on the Grand Ole Opry

Alan Jackson photo courtesy Schmidt Relations.

Alan Jackson will use his performance on the Grand Ole Opry on May 8 to give a sneak peek of songs from his new album, Thirty Miles West, set to be released on June 5. This will be his first project to be released through a new partnership between ACR (Alan’s Country Records) and EMI Records Nashville.

During a 30-minute set, Alan will perform some of his greatest hits along with the new material. Alan’s portion of the show will be taped for a later airing on GAC’s Noteworthy at the Opry. Other artists scheduled to play the Opry on May 8 include Little Big Town, Thompson Square and Chris Young.

The Opry has several other highlight performances scheduled throughout the month. On May 10th’s Opry Country Classics show hosted by Larry Gatlin, Loretta Lynn and Mel Tillis will perform. On May 12, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Scotty McCreery and more will take the stage. Ricky Skaggs will celebrate his 30th anniversary as a member of the Opry on May 15 and May 22 will feature a lineup that includes Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry, Kellie Pickler, Ronnie Milsap and Craig Morgan.

Opry performances are held every weekend of the year. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or log on to


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