Nashville’s hottest country stars will head south seeking warmer climate this winter. Lady Antebellum, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban and more are lined up to play the 2012 San Antonio Rodeo, which kicks off on Feb. 9 down in the Lone Star State.
Sunday evening (October 16), the best of the best in Nashville’s songwriting community gathered at the Renaissance Hotel in the heart of Music City, where dozens of tunesmiths were recognized at the 41st Anniversary Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony. The top honors at the invite-only event went to Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, John Bettis, Thom Schuyler and Allen Shamblin, who were all inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Alan Jackson recently ran an online contest offering to play a free concert in the city with the most votes. Even though Mineral, VA is a tiny community (population 490) and suffered heavy losses from the magnitude 5.8 earthquake that hit the East Coast in August, it managed to garner 31,000 votes and win the prize.
In the days after the September 11 attacks, Alan Jackson put his emotions into song with ‘Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),’ an eventual country number one hit that also broke into the top 30 on the pop charts.
Trying to name the greatest man in country music seems like a pretty impossible task, but if you’re going to assemble the list, asking the folks at CMT to compile it seems like a pretty good place to start.
And with more than 25 chart-topping country hits (and more than 30 million albums sold in the US alone), it’s pretty hard to argue with Alan Jackson at number one.
Ah, the 90's. One of the best periods ever in country music. The nineties gave us Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, and Jo Dee Messina. There were
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