Country Music Hall of Fame

Alan Jackson: 25 Years Of Keepin’ It Country

August 29, 2014 - March 30, 2015

In his 25-year career, Alan 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.  This exhibit will give fans a deep look into Jackson’s career and personal life, showcasing awards, instruments, clothes, personal mementos, albums and music videos.

Alan Jackson selected as 2014 Artist-In-Residence
October 8 & 22, 2014 • CMA Theater

Alan Jackson 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 CMA Theater. Tickets go on sale to the general public at Noon (CDT) on Monday, September 8, 2014, and can be purchased at Ticket prices range from $60-$100.   Ticket purchase information coming soon.

Among the artifacts on display in the exhibit Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keeping It Country will be:

  • The guitar he played on the CMA Awards when he debuted “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” just two months after the September 11 terrorist attacks and the nation’s response that inspired the song.
  • The front of an old, red Ford pickup truck that served as Jackson’s first Fan Fair booth, before his sister and brother-in-law had it made into a desk.
  • Items from Jackson’s collection of “Mayberry” memorabilia—a jacket, jersey and autographed picture from Don Knotts—from one of his favorite television shows, The Andy Griffith Show.
  • Jackson’s first tricycle, childhood bike and scooter, evidence that his love of vehicles started early.
  • Harley-Davidson motorcycle from the cover of the seminalalbum A Lot About Livin’ (And a Little ’bout Love).
  • The water ski Jackson rode, while wearing his trademark white cowboy hat, in the “Chattahoochee” music video.
  • A collection of belt buckles from the Houston Rodeo—which Jackson has played more than 20 times.
  • Handwritten manuscripts of classics like “Drive,” “First Love” (about his ’55 T-bird), “Livin’ on Love” and “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning).”
  • Numerous music awards, a sailfish caught by Jackson and much more.


Artist-in-Residence: Alan Jackson

October 8 & 22, 2014 – 7:00 p.m.
Alan Jackson will be the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s 2014 Artist-in-Residence this fall. Each year, the Museum invites a noted artist or musician to give a series of original performances that highlight their career and explore their artistry. Tickets go on sale to the general public at Noon (CDT) on Monday, September 8, 2014. LEARN MORE

Watch Alan Jackson: 25 Years Of Keeping It Country

Watch Alan Jackson's 25th Anniversary Press Conference

Watch Alan Jackson's video for "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow"

Watch Alan Jackson's video for "Chattahoochee"