Country Music Hall of Fame And Museum Hosts Reception To Celebrate Grand Opening of Alan Jackson Exhibit This Weekend

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COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM® 
HOSTS RECEPTION TO CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING
OF ALAN JACKSON EXHIBIT THIS WEEKEND
ALAN JACKSON: 25 YEARS OF KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY
Nashville, Tenn. (August 27, 2014)  – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum hosted a reception this evening in celebration of its newest exhibit, ALAN JACKSON: 25 YEARS OFKEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY, which opens to the public this Friday, August 29, 2014, and runs through March 15, 2015. At the reception, Jackson’s treasured 1955 Thunderbird was unveiledin the museum’s Curb Conservatory lobby where it will be on display opening weekend only, Friday, August 29, through Monday, September 1.
In addition to the car display, the museum is offering a trio of exhibit-related programs for the opening weekend. On Saturday, August 30, Jim McBride, a frequent collaborator with Jackson, will participate in a Songwriter Session at 11:30 a.m. Later that day, at 1:00 p.m. families are invited to participate in a guided tour, When Daddy Let Me Drive: The Museum’s Cool Cars,highlighting the classic vehicles on display in the museum’s galleries. Finally, on Sunday, August 31, the museum will screen Alan Jackson: The Greatest Hits Collection (1995).
In October, Alan will take the stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum as its 2014 Artist-in-Residence on October 8 and 22.  Both Wednesday night concerts start at 7:00 p.m. in the museum’s new 800-seat CMA Theater. Tickets go on sale to the general public atNOON (CDT) on Monday, September 8, and can be purchased atcountrymusichalloffame.org/artist-in-residence.   A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be available to museum and Alan Jackson fan club members beginning Friday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. For your chance to purchase tickets in this pre-sale, become a museum member by Sunday, August 31.  Visit countrymusichalloffame.org to find out more.
In his 25-year career, Jackson has been steadfast in his love for traditional music while enjoying major chart success.  Since signing his record deal in June 1989, he has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide and ranks as one of the 10 best-selling country artists of all-time. He has released more than 60 singles—registering 50 Top Ten hits and 35 #1s (including 26 Billboard#1s).  He has earned more than 150 music industry awards—including 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, a pair of Grammys and ASCAP’s Founders and Golden Note Awards.  He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture.  With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org  or by calling (615) 416-2001.
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Alan Jackson poses beside his 1955 Ford Thunderbird at the opening of his “Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country” exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 27, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum) 
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Pictured are: (l-r): Denise Jackson, Alan Jackson, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Kyle Young, Universal Music Nashville’s Mike Dungan, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Carolyn Tate at the opening of the “Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country” exhibit at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 27, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum)
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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Kyle Young (far right) toasts Alan Jackson (center) and his family at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s opening of the “Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country” exhibit opening on August 27, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum) 
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Alan Jackson, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Carolyn Tate, and Denise Jackson browse the new “Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country” at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 27, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum)
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