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Dec 7

Alan Jackson Showcases New Album

Alan Jackson photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

When Alan Jackson reeled off bits and pieces of a bunch of his hits in a medley on the American Country Awards, he ended up providing a sort of mini-commercial for his latest album.

Alan was given the inaugural ACAs’ Greatest Hits Award for his body of work, and it dovetailed with the November release of 34 Number Ones, which debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country Albums chart. Alan’s awards medley included some of the most memorable hooks of the last 20 years — “Don’t Rock The Jukebox,” “Remember When,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” “Drive (For Daddy Gene),” “Chattahoochee” and “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning).”

There are plenty more songs on 34 Number Ones that country music newcomers might not know, or that longtime fans might have forgotten. “There Goes,” “Dallas,” “Tonight I Climbed The Wall” and “Right On The Money” were all No. 1 singles at some point in time but don’t get the attention anymore that some of Alan’s other titles do. As it turns out, Alan’s challenged by a few of them, too.

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Sep 15

Alan Jackson Honored By Songwriting Agency

Alan Jackson photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Twenty years after he first made waves in country music, Alan Jackson added an unexpected trophy Wednesday to what’s become a significant haul of riches. He was recognized with the ASCAP Founders Award, given by a major songwriting agency to reward a lifetime of creative work.

It’s a rare honor. Only a smattering of people have received it, and the previous winners are definitely major talents — Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, James Taylor, Smokey Robinson and Emmylou Harris, among them. Alan found out only recently that he’d be added to the Founders history.

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