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"The Bluegrass Album" Best Selling Bluegrass Album for Four Months

Alan JacksonNashville, TN -- Country music superstar Alan Jackson’s first bluegrass album –The Bluegrass Album – has been the bestselling bluegrass album for four months, since its release on Sept. 24, 2013, as it continues at the top of Billboard’s Bluegrass Album Sales Chart.

The album has generated much acclaim from a diverse group of music critics, such as Rolling Stone recognizing that “…The Bluegrass Album is a labor of love, not a vanity project for the singer.” While American Songwriter calls it “…an album that reaffirms Alan Jackson as one of our best living traditional songwriters.” And Bluegrass Today remarks, “You can feel his passion…his approach to bluegrass is filled with humility.” The Wall Street Journal calls The Bluegrass Album “…one of this year’s strongest country albums of any sort…” and Billboard says, “He does the genre proud…the highlights are the self-penned originals.”

The Bluegrass AlbumJackson’s video for “Blue Ridge Mountain Song,” from The Bluegrass Album, has once again taken over the #1 spot on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown, voted by fans. The video features Jackson’s daughter, Ali, making her solo acting debut, but not her first music video – she also appeared alongside sisters Mattie and Dani, in Jackson’s 2002 video, “Drive (For Daddy Gene).” Jackson has enjoyed including family in some of his music videos over the years, making them more personal for his fans. His oldest daughter Mattie wrote the treatment for the 2010 “It’s Just That Way” music video and his wife Denise is in the nostalgic “Remember When” video of 2003.

Jackson returns to the road this week, performing hits that have made him a country music staple for more than 20 years. Upcoming weeks will find him in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Mississippi and Alabama – a complete list of tour dates can be found at www.alanjackson.com.

Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He is in the elite company of Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who’ve written more than 20 songs that they’ve recorded and taken to the top of the charts. Jackson is one of the 10 best-selling artists since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and Metallica.

Jackson has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide, topped the country singles charts 35 times, and scored more than 50 Top-10 hits. He has written or co-written 24 of his 35 #1 hit singles. Jackson is an 18-time ACM Award winner, a 16-time CMA Award recipient, and a two-time Grammy-winning artist whose songwriting has earned him the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award and an induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame as a 2011 Songwriter/Artist inductee.

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