Alan Jackson Country Music

Oct 3

Alan Jackson Will Perform at MerleFest 2014

Alan Jackson is set to take the stage during MerleFest. Scheduled for April 24-27, MerleFest is a four-day “annual homecoming of musicians and music fans” on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Alan will perform at the festival on April 24.

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“We are very pleased that Alan Jackson will be joining us for MerleFest 2014, ” Ted Hagaman, festival director, said. “With his new bluegrass album, he will be sure to please both the diehard country and bluegrass fans at MerleFest. His accomplishments in the music industry are huge and have left their mark on country music history. Jackson’s songs are timeless and will be recognizable to the MerleFest crowds. We know his performance on Thursday night will offer a MerleFest moment as he focuses his set toward his bluegrass project. It is sure to kick off a very successful festival in April.”

MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of the late Eddy Merle Watson, son of the late Doc Watson. The festival hosts over 90 artists, performing on 13 stages during the course of the four-day event. The annual event is the primary fundraiser for the WCC Endowment Corporation, funding scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs.

Additional performers for MerleFest 2014 will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for MerleFest 2014 go on sale November 12 and can be purchased at or by calling 1-800-343-7857. An early bird ticket discount is available through March 10, 2014.

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My 2 cents on Alan Jackson's song

2002-02-28 13:33:34 by Skott100

Non-stop cringe-fest. Are there no mainstream country music songwriters who understand understatement, subtlety, and leaving some things up to the listener’s interpretation?
Jesus, it's like 'Here you go you dumbfuck listener, point A to point B, turn off your brain while I dictate to you. You're imagination and participation is no longer necessary. You will be assimilated. You will grow a mullet...'
In my mind, which is only one mind so let's keep perspective here, the most moving musical tribute to 9/11 will always be Neil Young's version of 'Imagine' from the Tribute To Heroes thing

Jackson = NUDIE SUIT

2005-08-01 16:15:10 by martintn

The only great country music singers I can think of who were not hard workin' men were Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Ma Maybelle, and all the female country greats. All the great male country music stars were who lived hard lives: waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash from their sharecropping childhoods. Hank Williams and Merle Haggard. These were all real great country stars. Heck, Johnny Cash did not have the greatest vocal range in the world; but everybody that heard his voice knew he was the real deal and a legend. Anybody who puts alan jackson in the same class as those guys needs some time with the land

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