Nashville, Tenn (Aug. 8, 2011) Country music superstar Alan Jackson is taking his tour to Sweden and Norway this week. It may be a “Long Way To Go” to play music but fans are anxious to see the entertainer and his band The Strayhorns in concert, as evidenced by ticket sales for all three shows, starting in Stockholm, Sweden. This isn’t the first international trek for the singer-songwriter this year – in March, Jackson toured Australia for the first time and all six shows sold out in minutes, turning into the biggest country outing to hit Australia in 20 years.
Jackson is currently climbing the charts with the new song, “Long Way to Go,” his debut single from EMI Records Nashville and ACR (Alan’s Country Records). The song and the video are now available on iTunes, and he’s featured in a cover story in the current issue of Country Weekly (on newsstands now).
Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He’s sold nearly 60-million albums worldwide, topped the country singles charts 35 times, and scored more than 50 Top-10 hits. He’s a 17-time winner at the ACM Awards and a 16-time CMA Award recipient, a tally that includes three CMA Entertainer of the Year honors. Jackson is also a two-time Grammy-honored artist, whose songwriting has earned him the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award. He’s known for music that celebrates the common man (“Where I Come From”) and speaks to generations (“Drive [For Daddy Gene]”) and for our nation (“Where Were You [When the World Stopped Turning]”).