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Alan Jackson Honored With Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit

Award-winning traditionalist also named the Hall’s Artist-in-Residence for 2014

Alan Jackson performs in New Mexico.

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Some of Alan Jackson’s most personal artifacts will be on display during a special exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. Opening August 29th, “Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country” will chronicle the country traditionalist’s quarter-century career, as well as key moments of his upbringing in Newnan, Georgia.

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Among the items featured are handwritten lyrics to Jackson’s hits “Livin’ on Love” and “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” the Harley-Davidson featured on the cover of the album A Lot About Livin’ (And a Little ‘Bout Love), Jackson’s water ski from the wet and wild video for “Chattahoochee,” Jackson’s childhood bicycle and various awards. “Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country,” named after a favorite saying of Jackson’s — he once inscribed a guitar with the words “Keep it country” for George Jones — is set to run through March 2015.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter was also named the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Artist-in-Residence for 2014. With that honor, Jackson will perform intimate concerts in conjunction with the Hall of Fame this fall. Previous Artists-in-Residence have included Ricky Skaggs, Kenny Rogers, Vince Gill and Kris Kristofferson. Jackson’s honor, however, will mark the first time an Artist-in-Residence has had a corresponding exhibit open in the Hall of Fame.


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