Alan Jackson to Receive Special ASCAP Honor
Alan Jackson already has enough awards to fill multiple trophy cases, and now he can add the prestigious Founder's Award to his collection.
The honor is given out by performing rights organization, ASCAP, each year to songwriters and composers who have inspired other musicians through their groundbreaking music. Previous recipients of the award include Emmylou Harris, Billy Joel and James Taylor.
Alan, who has sold more than 50 million albums, says he doesn't go out of his way to gain any recognition. The country superstar even jokes that he doesn't really even work all that hard! "I may be different than some acts at my level, but I don't do that much," he tells The Boot with a laugh. "I go out and tour some, but I don't stay out on the road like some people do. I fly back and forth. I'm usually home just about every day, unless we're way off some where. But I don't stay involved in the music business, other than when I'm recording or being on a television show or something. I'm pretty boring really."
Alan will receive the special ASCAP award on September 14 at an invitation-only ceremony. He is currently on the road with his Freight Train tour, along with Josh Turner and Chris Young serving as opening acts. Click here for dates.