From the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division
St. Augustine, FL â€“ Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his 25th Anniversary KEEPINâ€™ IT COUNTRY TOUR to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine on April 24. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, Dec. 12.
Joining Jackson on his Keepinâ€™ It Country Tour, which is sponsored by Kubota Tractor Corporation, will be Capitol Records Nashvilleâ€™s rising new artist Jon Pardi and Grammy/CMA/ACM nominated hit singer/songwriter Brandy Clark.
Jacksonâ€™s 25th Anniversary Keepinâ€™ It Country Tour will be a memorable celebration for his longtime fans as well as legions of new fans who are discovering his music through the many songs that have withstood the test of time and influenced many new artists of today like the tourâ€™s special guests Jon Pardi and Brandy Clark.
Fans will hear the songs they love from the man who wrote them and made them famous including his massive debut hit, â€œHere In The Real Worldâ€ to â€œChattahoochee,â€ â€œDrive,â€ â€œGone Country,â€ the summertime party-anthems â€œItâ€™s Five Oâ€™Clock Somewhereâ€ and â€œGood Time,â€ and many more.
Jacksonâ€™s tour is an extension of the already year-long 25th anniversary celebration which kicked off this summer with the opening of his exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, “Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepinâ€™ It Country,” which will run through March 2015.
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 singlesâ€”registering 50 Top Ten hits and 35 #1s (including 26 Billboard No. 1 hits).
He has earned more than 150 music industry awardsâ€”including 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, a pair of Grammys and ASCAPâ€™s Founders and Golden Note Awards. He is also a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.
California native and Capitol Records rising country star Jon Pardi released his debut album, Write You A Song, on Jan. 14, 2014. The release features his Gold-certified Top 10 tune â€œUp All Night,â€ along with hits â€œWhat I Canâ€™t Put Down,â€ â€œMissinâ€™ You Crazyâ€ and his brand new â€œWhen Iâ€™ve Been Drinkinâ€™.â€
Pardi has a laid back, fun-loving approach towards life and it comes through in his music and his raucous live show. His charisma and authenticity strike a chord with county audiences, as he wins over fans one-by-one and show-by-show.
Clarkâ€™s debut album, 12 Stories, was named the best album of 2013 in any genre by New York Magazineâ€™s Jody Rosen, New York Postâ€™s Michelangelo Matos, NPRâ€™s Ann Powers, Slate, and Boston Globeâ€™s Sara Rodman. The album was the No. 2 record for Fresh Airâ€™s Ken Tucker and a top 10 choice for Los Angeles Timesâ€™ Randall Roberts and The New Yorkerâ€™s Sasha Frere-Jones, among many others.
She earned two 2014 CMA nominations (one for New Artist of the Year, the other for Song of the Year for co-writing Kacey Musgravesâ€™ hit â€œFollow Your Arrowâ€ with Musgraves and Shane McAnally) and won the 2014 Music Row Breakthrough Artist Award. Clark was nominated for her first GRAMMY Award earlier this year for Best Country Song for â€œMamaâ€™s Broken Heart,â€ (a song she co-wrote with McAnally and Musgraves) which Miranda Lambert took to No. 1.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, Dec. 12 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box offices. Enjoy complimentary tea and snacks from The Spice & Tea Exchange and Alan Jackson tunes at the Amphitheatre on Friday morning.
Save on fees by purchasing tickets at the box office. Tickets also will be available at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
IF YOU GO
- SHOW: Alan Jackson with special guest Jon Pardi & Brandy Clark
- VENUE: St. Augustine Amphitheatre
- DATE: Friday, April 24, 2015
- TIME: Doors 5:30 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.
- TICKET PRICES: $86.00 â€“ General Admission standing room only pit; $86.00 – 100 Level; $86.00 – 200 Level;
$60.50 – 300 Level; $25.00 â€“ Obstructed View
- WEBSITE: www.alanjackson.com, www.staugamphitheatre.com