Wednesday, June 27, 2012
ALAN JACKSON CELEBRATES FOURTH OF JULY EARLY WITH MILITARY AND FAMILIES AT FORT SILL, OK
ALAN JACKSON CELEBRATES FOURTH OF JULY EARLY WITH MILITARY AND FAMILIES AT FORT SILL, OK Saturday, June 30 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 27, 2012) Country superstar Alan Jackson will kick off the Fourth of July celebration early for members of the military and their families at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in the nation’s heartland this weekend. On Saturday evening June 30, Jackson will perform at the Polo Field on the base and the show is open to the public. Special guests joining Jackson for the event are Easton Corbin and Gloriana. Fort Sill is a storied Army facility founded more than 140 years ago on the plains of Oklahoma; it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1960 and is home to Army artillery and officer training programs. Jackson’s ongoing 2012 tour also includes shows this week at Red Rocks Amphitheater near Denver (Thursday) and a Lubbock, TX show at the United Spirit Arena (Friday). Jackson’s acclaimed new album, Thirty Miles West, was released early this month – it debuted at #1 on Billboard’s country sales chart (and at #2 on the overall Top 200 Album chart). The album – which features the hit “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore” and “Dixie Highway,” a duet with Zac Brown – has remained in the Top 3 on the country chart since its release. About Alan Jackson Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. Jackson is one of the 10 best-selling artists since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and Metallica. Jackson has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide, topped the country singles charts 35 times, and scored more than 50 Top-10 hits. He has written or co-written 25 of his 35 #1 hit singles. Jackson is a 17-time ACM Award winner, a 16-time CMA Award recipient, and a two-time Grammy-winning artist whose songwriting has earned him the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award and an induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame as a 2011 Songwriter/Artist inductee.