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Country Artists Support Soles 4 Souls

Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire and More Lend Voices to Soles4Souls! Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Kieth Urban and 16 other country artists have lent their voices on a new track to benefit Nashville based non-profit, Soles4Souls. The single is titled “The Choice“, and proceeds will go directly to support the non-profit whose mission it is to provide shoes to those who need them, in the United States and other countries abroad. To date, the organization has provided shoes for more than 30,000 people worldwide. Other artists featured on the track include Josh Turner, Vince Gill, Billy Gilman, Rodney Atkins, Kellie Pickler, Craig Morgan, Kenny Rogers, LeAnn Rimes, Steve Holy, Wynonna Judd, Amy Grant, Ronnie Milsap, Randy Travis, Craig Morgan and Montgomery Gentry. You can download the single on iTUNES, Amazon and other music sites.

Alan Jackson Interview

Recently Alan Jackson spoke with USA TODAY about him, his music and the things he loves most. Alan Jackson, 53, recently spoke with USA Today and here is what was said… On his marriage to high school sweetheart, Denise: “We’ve been through a lot together. As you get older, what I appreciate is that history.” On having only daughters: “It’s like second nature to me. I grew up with four older sisters and I was the only boy; all I’ve ever been around was girls. I think it would have been unnatural for me to have a son in the house. I love my daughters,” Jackson says of Mattie, 22, Ali, 19, and Dani, 15. “When I get real old, they’ll take good care of me.” Favorite shows: In the mid-90s, Jackson used to set up a lake show outside his house in Nashville: “People could come by boat. It was free, just a good-natured thing. We had thousands of boats out there. They’d anchor a day or two in advance; they’d just be waiting,” Jackson says. “We had Shania Twain, when it was her first year. She hadn’t even toured yet. She came out in a pair of overalls [with] a couple of acoustic players and played. The crowd was so excited to see her for [the] first time.” Summertime on the lake: “We’ve had a lake home for years. [It’s] where I feel really content [when] it’s late in the summer and they’re there and everybody’s just enjoying this lifestyle I’ve been fortunate enough to create for them and do the things I did growing up. I really still love that.” Must have on the road: “Other than Jack Daniel’s, there’s not much else you can take out there. I’m pretty easy, I’m not one of these artists who [has] to have all red M & M’s or something in my dressing room. I don’t care what food is on the bus.” Song to perform: “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) is such a powerful song, I’ve seen people get up and leave after that song is over because they’ve been waiting for it,” Jackson says, about his memorable tribute to September 11. “ Something I have to do every night that’s fun, that song Chattahoochee, I did years ago. It’s just a lighthearted song.When I kick it off, people love that, and I’m talking about kids that are too young to have been around when it came out and people older. It connects with people, and I don’t get tired of playing it.” Place to write a song: “Most of my better melodies and ideas seem to come [when] I drive,” Jackson says. “In the Nashville area I have a routine, which takes me down quiet country roads where nothing is going on. I don’t have music on; my old cars don’t have radios worth listening to. [It’s] quiet and that’s when a lot of my best melodies and ideas come to me.” On making Continue reading Alan Jackson Interview

Alan Jackson Plays Show For Colorado Wildfire Relief

Alan Jackson Does His Part To Help During The Colorado Wildfires. Last week Alan Jackson played the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Recognizing the devastation the state of Colorado is currently experiencing with wildfires, Jackson expressed his support by partnering with AEG and KYGO/Denver to offer front row reserved tickets at a special premium price – all proceeds were donated to the Denver Foundation (the state’s oldest and largest community foundation) for use by the Colorado Wildfire Relief Fund created and designated by the governor. KYGO announced the tickets were available on the morning of show (Thursday, June 28) and within hours, several thousand dollars were raised. “It’s just the saddest thing. I’m just heart broke about all the fires out here. We really appreciate all the great people that have been helping them out here. They sold some of the seats down here on a special deal to try and raise some money to help fight that battle – whoever bought those, that was mighty nice of y’all and I really appreciate it.” -Jackson told the crowd during the performance. Donations for wildfire disaster relief efforts can be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or by visiting the Colorado chapter’s website at www.coloradoredcross.org Photo below by Scott Scovill.

Alan Jackson Releases New Album Today

Alan Jackson Releases His New Album THIRTY MILES WEST Today, June 5. Alan Jackson released his brand new album, Thirty Miles West, today, June 5. This much anticipated album is his debut on ACR (Alan’s Country Records)/EMI Records Nashville. It is produced by his long-time producer and friend, Keith Stegall. Jackson has been known to put out some pretty powerful songs (Remember When, Where Were You, Sissy’s Song, Drive) and I’m sure this album won’t be any different. Below the track listing is the official video for his current single (#5), “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore.” Thirty Miles West Track Listing 1. Gonna Come Back As A Country Song 2. You Go Your Way 3. Everything But The Wings 4. Talk Is Cheap 5. So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore 6. Look Her In The Eye And Lie 7. Dixie Highway (feat. Zac Brown) 8. She Don’t Get High 9. Her Life’s A Song 10. Nothin’ Fancy 11. Long Way To Go 12. Life Keeps Bringin’ Me Down 13. When I Saw You Leaving (For Nisey)

Alan Jackson New Album – 30 Miles West

Alan Jackson Is Set To Release A New Album June 5. Alan Jackson is set to release his new album, Thirty Miles West, on June 5. This will be his debut album on ACR (Alan’s Country Records)/EMI Records Nashville and is produced by long-time producer and friend, Keith Stegall. Jackson’s current single from the record is “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore.” When asked about the unique title of the album Jackson said, “There’s this highway that has been in existence for forever now – it’s called the Dixie Highway and it runs from north of Michigan all the way down to South Florida, and I wrote a song about it that’s on the album. I grew up on Highway 34 outside of Newnan, Georgia, and that’s where we came up with Thirty Miles West. I think we were about thirty miles west of the official part of the Dixie Highway that runs through Georgia.”

Alan Jackson: Music For Mineral

Alan Jackson Takes His Show To A High School Parking Lot! Alan Jackson will take his show to the small town of Mineral, VA – population 490 – on Sunday, May 20 at 8:00pm in the parking lot of Louisiana County High School. In an effort to help raise funds for the Louisiana Education Foundation (LEF) tickets for Alan Jackson: Music For Mineral live concert event went on sale April 4 at 10:00 am ET. The concert/fundraising event is being presented by Smithfield Packing. Money raised by the event will be used to assist the county public schools in their rebuilding efforts as a result of an August 2011 earthquake. The Louisiana County High School is currently condemned after earthquake damage. In addition to the concert, The Alan Jackson Charity Golf Classic will be held at The Royal Virginian Golf Course on the morning of Saturday, May 19. For details on registering as a player or team, please visit www.theroyalvirginian.com. All proceeds will go to the LEF. Jackson’s concert is the culmination of a national campaign. Fans across the country had two months last fall to vote, with the winning city receiving a concert from Jackson. The little town of Mineral collected over 31,000 votes and won the opportunity to host the concert. Mineral continues to repair and rebuild after they were the epicenter of a rare East Coast earthquake that hit on August, 23 2011.

Alan Jackson Benefit Concert

Alan Jackson Heads to Mineral, VA for Benefit Concert. Alan Jackson is currently scheduled to perform a benefit concert in Mineral, VA, but the town’s mayor, Pam Hawlowe says that money still needs to be raised to fund the event. The concert is intended to raise support for the area around Mineral and those who live there after the August 2011 earthquake that rocked the east coast. Jackson waived his fee for performing, but Hawlowe reports the county still need around $200,000 to make sure the performance can go forward. They are currently requesting aid from local and near-local businesses and companies. All proceeds made from the show would go straight to the community to help rebuild and repair the area. As of now, the concert is scheduled for Sunday, May 20th at the Louisa County High School.

Alan Jackson So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore

Alan Jackson’s Music Video For “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore!” Alan Jackson recently released his new single, “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore,” to radio and now we have the music video to go along with it! The single is from the forthcoming debut album from the joint venture between ACR (Alan’s Country Records) and EMI Records Nashville. This song…what to say about this song…well, IT IS AMAZING! They say the best songs are ones people can relate to and I know that there are plenty of country music listeners out there that can relate to this one. He talks about making it easier for a person to get over another, if only that happened in real life! I really think that this song is going to be another hit for Jackson! The video was directed by award-winning Steven Goldmann and shot at Coney Island in New York City. Watch it here now!!!!

Alan Jackson Here In The Real World

Today Is The Aniversary Of The Release Of Alan Jackson’s First Hit “Here In The Real World.” Twenty-two years ago today, Alan Jackson released his first hit “Here In The Real World!” This is such a great song and a perfect display of Jackson’s talents. He is a major part of the country music world and has a major part of my heart! I grew up listening to his classics “Little Bitty“, “Wanted“, “Midnight In Montgomery“, “Don’t Rock The Jukebox” and many more including this one! I’m sure I speak for everyone when I saw I can’t wait to see what he will have in store for us in the next 22!

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