Alan Jackson gears up for year-long 25th anniversary celebration

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Superstar Alan Jackson held a press conference this morning at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville to announce a year-long celebration of his 25th year in the music business. 
 
Gerry House, longtime Nashville radio personality and member of the Country DJ Hall of Fame, brought his trademark humor and wit to lead the press conference. After introducing Mike Dungan, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group (UMG) Nashville…John Huie, Vice President of CAA (Creative Artists Agency) Nashville…and Kyle Young, Director of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum…House brought out the man of the hour to a standing ovation and thunderous applause.  

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Wynonna Judd turned down SeaWorld’s offer to perform, now kindly leave her alone

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Wynonna Judd tweeted last month that she had turned down a lucrative offer to perform for SeaWorld's annual Bands, Brew & BBQ, just one of many celebs who had turned down or walked away from the event. 

Well after it was revealed that Alan Jackson and Kid Rock were set to perform this weekend, people apparently thought Wynonna would be able to help stop them and had went a little crazy trying to get her help. 

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Alan Jackson is overrun by Christmas cheer … opens hometown Christmas shop to get rid of some of it

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Here's a thought that I bet would never have crossed your mind in a million years unless some blogger came along and put it in your head … how many Christmas decorations go into decorating five manions? 

I'm not sure how much Christmas crap it would take to decorate one mega mansion, let alone five, but apparently it's a lot more than you'd think … just ask Alan Jackson, who has come up with a novel way to unload some of his unneeded holiday decorations. 

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Alan Jackson donates rare boat to museum

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Most people are aware of Alan Jackson's penchant for old cars, but it turns out he's also apparently got a thing for old boats. 

Earlier this week it was announced that Jackson had donated a very rare, nearly 60-year-old boat to the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York. 

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Sarah Darling Calls Opening for Alan Jackson “Beyond Amazing” (from the mailbag)

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(left) with Alan Jackson prior to openingSaturday night's show in Salt Lake
City, Utah.

As a waitress at Nashville's Stoney River Steakhouse® prior to landing her first record deal, Sarah Darling waited on country superstar Alan Jackson, dreaming what it might be like if she could one day share the stage with him. This past weekend, she celebrated that milestone, opening back-to-back shows for Jackson in Boise, Idaho, Salt Lake City, Utah and Arlington, Wash. (August 9, 10, and 11). Calling the experience "beyond amazing" on Twitter, Darling adds, "I was blessed to have been on tour with one of the most humble and gracious men in the music business this weekend. What an unforgettable experience. Thank you Alan!"

This Saturday, Darling will make her forty-first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry prior to performing as part of Southern Living's "Biscuits & Jam" concert series presented by AT&T U-verse at The Woods at Fontanel on Sunday. Then she'll head to New York City for the national television debut of her latest summertime hit "Little Umbrellas" on FOX & Friends Saturday, August 24. 

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