Alan Jackson Announces 25th Anniversary Tour
Alan Jackson announced a 25th Anniversary Tour at a press conference in Nashville Thursday morning (June 5).
The legendary country singer-songwriter was joined by several of the key players in his career at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Radio personality Gerry House served as emcee for an informal chat session, during which they shared key stories from Jackson's career.
Jackson was fresh off a big night on Wednesday (June 4), when he was awarded the first-ever Impact Award at the 2014 CMT Awards. He followed that with an impromptu performance at a Nashville honky tonk called the Stage, where he joined Lee Ann Womack for 'Golden Ring.'
"We never have gone to bed," Jackson said before the tour announcement.
He assured fans that the tour is not a farewell tour. "I don't know what I'd retire from -- I don't work much now," he pointed out, adding that he could see himself following in the footsteps of many of his own heroes and working as much as he'd like well into his later years.
The 25th Anniversary Tour will kick off in the spring of 2015. Specific dates have not yet been announced.
To help Jackson mark his silver anniversary, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will launch an exhibit devoted to his career on Aug. 29, 2014. The exhibit will tell the story of Jackson's career, using many of his own personal items.
In addition, Jackson will serve as the Hall's Artist in Residence, performing special concerts at the venue on Oct. 8 and Oct. 22.
He is also working on new music that will coincide with the tour.