It’s been at least 10 years since I saw Alan Jackson in concert. Maybe even 15. He was headlining at Thompson-Bolling Arena in Knoxville, with opening acts Andy Griggs and Shane Minor. I’ve still got the ticket stub, in the back of one of my photo albums. That was a very long time ago – and I’m definitely ready to see Alan Jackson again! Below is a press release I received from the American Cancer Society about Alan’s benefit concert in Rogersville, on April 14.
Country music superstar Alan Jackson will be joining Rogersville’s own radio/TV host Charlie Chase for an extraordinary evening of great country music on Thursday, April 14 beginning at 7 p.m. at Rogersville Middle School auditorium.
This is the seventh in a series of concerts to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Hawkins County. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy one of country music’s all-time greats in an up close and personal concert setting.
Charlie Chase, a native of Rogersville, who returns as host of the show, was thrilled to make the announcement of Alan’s upcoming appearance.
"This is such a rare opportunity to see Alan in this type of concert setting," Chase said. "He has been selling out around the world, including his recent tour of Australia, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo — in fact everywhere he goes. We’re looking forward to adding Rogersville to that sold-out list!
"With this setup, there’s not a bad seat in the house. Don’t wait on buying tickets, get ’em while you can, and thank you for supporting the fight against cancer," Chase exclaimed.
It’s a tremendous honor and treat for Rogersville as Alan Jackson takes the stage on Thursday, April 14. The show will begin at 7 p.m., and includes special guests, Rogersville’s own singer/songwriters Amanda and Kim Williams.
Tickets go on sale in Rogersville on Tuesday, March 22, beginning at 4 p.m. at The Pro Strength Building, 4305 Hwy. 66 South, across from McDonald’s, near Walmart. For more information on the concert, call (423) 923-5085.
The concert will feature open seating with tickets priced at $50. All proceeds benefit the Relay For Life of Hawkins County.
Jackson is one of the most successful singer songwriters in music. He’s sold nearly 60 million albums, topped the country singles charts 35 times, and scored more than 50 Top 10 hits. He’s a 16-time award winner at both the CMA and ACM Awards, a tally that includes three CMA Entertainer of the Year honors.
Jackson is also a Grammy-honored artist, whose songwriting has earned him the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award. He’s known for music that celebrates the common man ("Where I Come From"), speaks to generations ("Drive [For Daddy Gene]"), and has even spoken for a nation ("Where Were You [When the World Stopped Turning],
I hope everyone in this area will take advantage of this opportunity to see superstar Alan Jackson, AND support the Relay For Life of Hawkins County, Tenn.
That’s it for now – more in the morning.
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