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Nov 15

Alan Jackson Takes Over at No. 1 on Top 20

Alan Jackson Takes Over at No. 1 on Top 20

Alan Jackson photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

There’s a new No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown this week! Alan Jackson takes over the top spot with his latest video, “Blue Ridge Mountain Song,” knocking Scotty McCreery to No. 2 with “See You Tonight” after a multi-week run at No. 1. Danielle Bradbery remains at No. 3 with “The Heart of Dixie” while Joe Nichols  breaks into the Top 10 with “Sunny and 75.”

Plus, Lady Antebellum followed their “compass” all the way to Top 20 Country Countdown! The trio joined host Nan Kelley in the studio to chat about the release of their new album, Golden Deluxe, their latest single, Compass,” and of course, Hillary’s new baby!

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This Week’s Chart:

  1. Alan Jackson – “Blue Ridge Mountain Song”
  2. Scotty McCreery – “See You Tonight”
  3. Danielle Bradbery – “The Heart of Dixie”
  4. Kenny Rogers w/Dolly Parton – “You Can’t Make Old Friends”
  5. Miranda Lambert – “All Kinds of Kinds”
  6. Cassadee Pope – “Wasting All These Tears”
  7. Luke Bryan – “That’s My Kind of Night”
  8. Sara Evans – “Slow Me Down”
  9. Thompson Square – “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About”
  10. Joe Nichols – “Sunny and 75” Continue Reading

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Nov 5

George Strait Still Gets a Rush from Performing Live

George Strait Still Gets a Rush from Performing Live

George Strait photo by Art Streiber, courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media.

George Strait is nominated for Entertainer of the Year at this year’s CMA Awards, making him the most nominated artist in CMA Awards history with 82. He was last nominated for the top honor in 2009 and now has a total of 18 nominations in the category. He won the award in 1989 and 1990 and says going onstage never gets old.

“It’s a heckuva feeling,” he said. “I mean it’s a huge rush. The more excited the people get, the more inspired you get, and you’re up there just feeding off of that.” Continue Reading

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Oct 29

Alan Jackson Brought Bluegrass to Carnegie Hall

 

Alan Jackson Brought Bluegrass to Carnegie Hall

Alan Jackson photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Alan Jackson took the stage at New York’s world famous Carnegie Hall Monday night to perform songs from his new project, The Bluegrass Album, which is spending its fourth week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums sales chart. He was joined onstage by the noted bluegrass musicians that played on the album.

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Following his Carnegie Hall concert, Alan will perform “Blacktop” on Late Show With David Letterman, airing at 11:35/10:35c on CBS on October 29. On November 6, he will team up with George Strait for a tribute to the legendary George Jones during The 47th Annual CMA Awards which air live on ABC at 8/7c. Continue Reading

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Oct 16

Alan Jackson Tops Bluegrass Charts with “Blacktop”

Alan Jackson Tops Bluegrass Charts with "Blacktop"

Alan Jackson photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Alan Jackson’s “Blacktop” has debuted at No. 1 on the Bluegrass Today chart as the most-played bluegrass song in America. The song is featured on Alan’s The Bluegrass Album and marks only the third time a song has entered the Bluegrass Today chart at No. 1.

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Alan wrote eight of the songs found on The Bluegrass Album. The project is spending its second week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums sales chart after debuting in the top spot. It is Alan’s first entry on the chart and he is only the fourth country artist to top the list, the first being Merle Haggard. Continue Reading

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Oct 15

Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood & More Added to Performers at CMA Awards

Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the 47th Annual CMA Awards. Photo courtesy of the CMA.

The list of performers for The 47th Annual CMA Awards has gotten even bigger! Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have been added to the lineup. Additionally, Alan Jackson and George Strait will perform together in a tribute to George Jones, who passed away in April.

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Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are also scheduled to perform. Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the CMA Awards will air live from Nashville November 6 at 8/7c on ABC. Continue Reading

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Oct 10

GAC Album Review: Scotty McCreery’s See You Tonight

GAC Album Review: Scotty McCreery's See You Tonight

Scotty McCreery’s 2013 album, See You Tonight. Photo courtesy of UMG Nashville.

Scotty McCreery walked a neo-traditional line on his 2011 debut, Clear As Day, with a sterling sound recalling the Alan Jacksons and Clint Blacks of the country music world. Now the former American Idol champion returns October 15 with his follow-up, See You Tonight, an electric 13-song set blending those influences with the idea that things can heat up when the sun goes down.

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Oct 3

Alan Jackson Will Perform at MerleFest 2014

Alan Jackson Will Perform at MerleFest 2014

Alan Jackson photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Alan Jackson is set to take the stage during MerleFest. Scheduled for April 24-27, MerleFest is a four-day “annual homecoming of musicians and music fans” on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Alan will perform at the festival on April 24.

Read our review of Alan Jackson’s The Bluegrass Album >>

“We are very pleased that Alan Jackson will be joining us for MerleFest 2014,” Ted Hagaman, festival director, said. “With his new bluegrass album, he will be sure to please both the diehard country and bluegrass fans at MerleFest. His accomplishments in the music industry are huge and have left their mark on country music history. Jackson’s songs are timeless and will be recognizable to the MerleFest crowds. We know his performance on Thursday night will offer a MerleFest moment as he focuses his set toward his bluegrass project. It is sure to kick off a very successful festival in April.” Continue Reading

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Sep 23

GAC Album Review: Alan Jackson’s The Bluegrass Album

GAC Album Review: Alan Jackson's The Bluegrass Album.

Photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Alan Jackson is one of those rare entertainers with complete creative control over his music and career. Sixty million albums sold and 35 No. 1 singles tend to do that for an artist. So consider what Alan has done over the past 18 months; he released the mainstream country record Thirty Miles West in June 2012, delivered the Gospel album Precious Memories Vol. II in March 2013 and now prepares the traditional bluegrass project, simply titled The Bluegrass Album, for release on September 24. Alan is doing what he wants, when he wants, and making incredibly honest music along the way.

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Sep 20

Alan Jackson Prepares The Bluegrass Album

Alan Jackson Prepares The Bluegrass Album

Alan Jackson Prepares The Bluegrass Album

Alan Jackson will release The Bluegrass Album on September 24, a project he has wanted to make for years. He went into the studio last spring with some of the best bluegrass musicians and came out just days later with a complete album. Alan wrote eight of the 14 songs on the project.

“I just am a fan of the music, and I didn’t want to do something that disappointed the bluegrass world,” he said. “I didn’t want them to think I was just another country act wanting to make a bluegrass album. I’ve always liked the music and wanted to do something in that vein and something I could be proud of.” Continue Reading

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Sep 11

Alan Jackson Describes How September 11 Both Affected & Inspired Him

Alan Jackson Describes How September 11 Both Affected & Inspired Him

Alan Jackson photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

As we honor the 12th Anniversary of September 11, Alan Jackson is reflecting on his memories of that day.

“I think I was probably like most people that were impacted with that day and the months that followed,” he said. “Everybody was glued to the news and television and I think it really affected a lot of people – their perspective on their lives and their jobs and their families and where they were and what they were wanting to do and how they looked at things.”

Alan wrote his song “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” in the weeks that followed September 11. Initially reluctant to record the song, his family and friends convinced him to share it. He debuted the song live at the 35th Annual CMA Awards that November.

Watch Alan performing “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” below: Continue Reading

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