Alan Jackson Wins Living Legend Award in 2015 Golden Boot Awards
The country legend has been in the music industry for 25 years, and he just celebrated that milestone with his Keepin' It Country Tour for his silver anniversary. The trek launched in January and wrapped up at the end of May.
While Jackson is proud of his major accomplishments in country music, he's modest about the tour, saying, “I’ve been touring so long, I didn’t want people to be thinking, ‘Gosh, here comes Alan Jackson again.'" (As if anyone would ever think of saying that!)
“I have fans who have been coming to my shows for 25 years, I meet them, and they’ll pull out a picture they took of me 25 years ago!” Jackson shares. “This is a way to make it new — put together something special that pulls together those 25 years. Some people don’t like to talk about how many years they’ve been around — it makes them feel old. I’m proud of it and glad to do it.”
The singer also recently had the honor of his very own Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit, and he'll be releasing a new album, Angels & Alcohol, in July. It's another project that Jackson can add add to his current collection of 15 studio albums, 10 greatest hits collections, two Christmas albums, two gospel albums and a live album.
With nearly 40 percent of the votes, Jackson beat out fellow Living Legend Award nominees Glen Campbell, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, the Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, George Strait and Randy Travis. Strait was close behind Jackson with 34.48 percent of the votes, and Parton followed with just over 14 percent.
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