Alan Jackson is ready to greet the New Year with a welcome return to the road and the launch of his 2005 What I Do Tour, as he’s joined by award-winning RCA Nashville chart-topper Sara Evans and exciting ACR/RCA debut recording artists, The Wrights. 2004’s red-hot Jackson tour drew sell-out crowds, while critically and commercially, the three-time CMA Entertainer of the Year consistently delivers the goods, on disc and on the road.
Jackson’s latest Platinum-certified release, What I Do, earned year-end, best of 2004 accolades from such outlets as the Chicago Tribune, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Village Voice. A recent four-star Blender review raved, ‘The whole collection Ö shows how much subtle pathos, humor, and passion a flat-brilliant country performer can harvest from non-strict traditionalism.’
Following his hit, ‘Too Much of a Good Thing,’ Jackson’s latest single, ‘Monday Morning Church’ is currently climbing towards the top spot on the Billboard (No 9) and Radio & Records (No 8) airplay charts. An undeniable country superstar, Jackson has recorded 14 albums, earned 31 No1 singles and amassed record sales of more than 43 million.
RCA Nashville beauty Sara Evans has brought a new energy to the country music landscape. Her Double-Platinum Born to Fly set the stage for her latest release, the Platinum-certified Restless, which introduced the hit ‘Perfect’ (co-written by Evans), as well as the multi-week chart-topper, ‘Suds in the Bucket,’ with the video for each single becoming a No 1 favorite at CMT.
Over the course of four albums, three No 1 singles – including ‘Born to Fly’ and ‘No Place That Far’ – six Top Ten hits, and nearly four million units sold, the recent CMA and ACM Female Vocalist nominee has continued to craft songs that have established her as one of the genre’s most enjoyable stylists.
Poised to make their own mark on the country music world are The Wrights, whose debut ACR/RCA album, Down This Road, is set for release in May of 2005. Husband and wife Adam and Shannon Wright add a family touch to the tour and prove that true talent can indeed run in families, as Adam is also nephew to Alan Jackson. The Wrights’ debut disc sports twelve tracks (all self-penned), and presents a duo whose shared musical voice rings with a sense of warm familiarity, while at the same time presenting a compellingly fresh and engaging sound.
With a complete list of dates to be announced shortly, the tour is sure to be one of the highlights of the 2005 tour season.
source: Arista Nashville
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