Country icon Alan Jackson is bringing two decades of hits to the West Virginia University Coliseum April 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Saturday (Feb. 21) at 10 a.m.
Jacksons contemporary brand of honky-tonk has made him country royaltyselling more than 49 million albums worldwide and garnering 33 No. 1 hits over the course of his 19-year career.
He is the most nominated artist in the history of the Country Music Association Awards, with 16 wins. He also claims 15 Academy of Country Music awards, two American Music Awards, two Billboard Awards and a Grammy for Best Country Song of the Year2003sWhere Were You (When the World Stopped Turning).
Jackson most recently released his 16th album,Good Time.Loaded with a staggering 17 self-penned songsincluding the chart-topping title track and radio-friendly hitsSmall Town Southern ManandCountry Boythe album debuted at No. 1. Country Music Television has honored Jackson in an episode of CMT Giants, a 90-minute tribute featuring performances by the likes of George Strait, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and Martina McBride.
Jackson emerged as a country artist in 1990 with the release of his albumHere in the Real World.Boosted by four top five hitsChasinThat Neon Rainbow,Here in the Real World,Wantedand the chart-topperId Love You All Over Againthe album went platinum. Jackson earned Top New Male Vocalist at the ACM Awards that year and was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1991.
With musical influences including George Jones, Hank Williams Sr., Hank Williams Jr. and Merle Haggard, Jackson remains deeply rooted in honky-tonk even through his consistent mainstream success. His achievements are captured on two greatest hits albums, featuring 38 of his most popular songs, fromChattahoochieeandGone CountrytoIts Five OClock Somewhere.
Tickets range from $42 to $77, depending on seat location, and may be purchased at the Mountainlair box office, online at ticketmaster.com or through the Ticketmaster Phone Center at 800-745-3000. Ticket sales at the Mountainlair box office will be conducted by random number distribution beginning at 9 a.m. There is no need to arrive before 9 a.m. Tickets may also be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, locally at Giant Eagle on Greenbag Road and FYE in the Meadowbrook Mall.
WVU students with a valid Mountaineer card will receive a $5 discount on all price levels. This discount is only available at the Mountainlair box office.
This event is produced by WVU Arts and Entertainment.
For more event information, call 304-293-SHOW or visit events.wvu.edu.