ALAN JACKSON BEGINS RESIDENCY AT COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will unveil an exhibit highlighting Alan Jackson’s 25-year career on Aug. 29, 2014. Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country is slated to run through March 2015. Additionally, Jackson will be the museum’s next Artist-in-Residence, delivering unique, intimate performances later this year—making him the first artist to be the subject of a museum exhibit while serving as Artist-in-Residence.
“This exhibit will be a rare treat for museum visitors,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “Fans will recognize artifacts from milestone moments in Alan’s career, as well as items from his life away from the stage that are as personal as many of the songs he has penned over the years. This exhibit and his Artist-in-Residence shows this fall are not to be missed.”
Among the artifacts on display will be the guitar he played on the CMA Awards when he debuted “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” just two months after the September 11 terrorist attacks, and the front of an old, red Ford pickup truck that served as Jackson’s first CMA Fan Fair booth, before his sister and brother-in-law had it made into a desk.
On Oct. 8 and 22, Jackson will perform on the Museum’s 800-seat CMA Theater. Both Wednesday night concerts start at 7 PM.
Photo credit: Kristy Belcher