Alan Jackson Conquers Norway and Sweden
Country music is a universal language - just ask superstar Alan Jackson and the nearly 40,000 fans who flocked to watch him perform in Norway and Sweden last week. In Bergen, Norway, 20,000 eager fans waited nine hours in the pouring rain to catch Alan's live show.
While the superstar's latest album, 'Good Time,' has racked up worldwide sales of one million, he also recently topped the charts in Norway with a special disc titled 'Norwegian Favorites,' his first No. 1 album in that country. And no, he's not singing Norwegian folk songs, the CD is a collection of Alan's familiar hits, including 'Chattahoochee' and 'It's Five o'clock Somewhere.'
Back at home, Alan's most recent album, 'Good Time,' became the fourth of his career to debut atop the country album chart and the all-genre Billboard 200 chart simultaneously. His latest single, currently climbing the charts, is 'I Still Like Bologna," proving that the popular lunch meat is also also universal.
Alan is back in the States this weekend for shows in North Carolina. And next month, he's off to Canada, where he might consider changing the title of his hit to "I Still Like Back Bacon."