Nashville loves a good time, and fans and industry folk will have plenty to celebrate on Wednesday, June 10, at the performance and 20th Anniversary celebration of Alan Jackson’s incredible career in the country music business. Jackson is one of country music’s biggest stars and most celebrated songwriter/performers. For 20 years, he has been one of its most influential proponents of real country music. This standing room only event at Nashville’s Cadillac Ranch is free to fans and invited guests.
It was 20 years ago this month that Jackson signed his recording deal with Arista Nashville, kicking off one of the most critically acclaimed and consistently successful recording careers in music, with albums sales now in excess of 50 million. From his debut HERE IN THE REAL WORLD (1990), which produced four Top 5 hits, to his most recent GOOD TIME, which has so far produced three #1 hits, Jackson creates music with the kind of emotional turns and clever musical details that satisfy critics and fans alike. You don’t need to look further than this week’s charts for a demonstration of his unfailing relevancy where “Sissy’s Song,” the fourth single from GOOD TIME, becomes the 50th Alan Jackson single to hit the Top 10 (and climbing) of the country music charts.
With more than 100 major industry awards to his credit, and with 18 albums and 34 #1 singles, Jackson’s career inspired CMT.com’s Chet Flippo to write, “He hasn't lost a step on the competition. There isn't another male country artist of any age right now who can match him for what he does best. And that's to write, sing, record and perform country songs of consistent high quality and relevance.”