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Alan Jackson Sells Out Artist-in-Residence Shows at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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Alan Jackson has broken yet another record. The award-winning tunesmith sold out his two artist-in-residence concerts at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in less than an hour, making them the fastest-selling event in the history of the CMA Theater.

The concerts, which are scheduled for Oct. 8 and Oct. 25, are part of his newly launched exhibit, ‘Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country,’ which will run through March 2015.

“You know, I used to think if you could have a hit or two and your career lasts three or four years, you’re very lucky. I never thought I’d have a career that lasts 25 years and is still goin’ — I didn’t imagine all this could happen,” the singer says. “I hope my fans are enjoying the exhibit, and I hope they’ll enjoy these two special shows we’re goin’ to do for ’em.”

Jackson joins an all-star list of artists who have participated in the museum’s residency program since 2003, including Cowboy Jack Clement, Earl Scruggs, Tom T. Hall, Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Douglas, Vince Gill, Buddy Miller, Connie Smith, Kenny Rogers and Ricky Skaggs.

The launch of the exhibit coincides with the hitmaker’s 25th Anniversary Tour, which will kick off next year. Items in the exhibit include the guitar he played at the CMA Awards when he debuted ‘Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),’ the Harley-Davidson motorcycle from the cover of ‘A Lot About Livin’ (And a Little ‘Bout Love),’ handwritten manuscripts of some classic Jackson songs and much more.

Tickets to the artist-in-residence concerts may be sold out, but Jackson has plenty of other dates on the calendar, including a series of shows in Canada through the remainder of September. Find more information here.

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