October 12, 2006 - by
Grand Nole Opry

Oct. 12, 2006

ALAN JACKSON, one of country music’s most respected songwriters and singers, will perform at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center on Friday, November 3, 2006 at 8:00pm. Also appearing with Jackson will be special guest: Little Big Town. Presented by the Seminole Boosters, this concert is A Seminole Celebration to fund scholarships for FSU student athletes.

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 6 at 10am at the Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets and at www.ticketmaster.com. Charge by phone at 850-222-0400 or 800-322-3602. Tickets are priced at $75.00 and $53.00. Phone orders, Internet sales and tickets at the outlets are subject to a convenience charge.

Released on September 26 and Produced by Alison Krauss, LIKE RED ON A ROSE is Jackson’s first album of all country music in two years and explores a variety of emotions, which Newsweek said, “will …get you weak in the knees.” Jackson has released fifteen albums, fourteen of which have sold Platinum and multi-Platinum, sold more than 45 million albums and has 31 #1 records. He is the most nominated artist in CMA history and is a critical and fan favorite. “…within him rests the heart and conscience of modern country music,” says the Los Angeles Times.

Jackson has received nominations for the 40th Annual CMA Awards in two top categories: MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR and ALBUM OF THE YEAR, the latter for Precious Memories (2006), the platinum selling critically acclaimed album of gospel material.

Country group, Little Big Town was recently nominated for two CMA Awards: Vocal Group of the Year and Horizon. Their CD, The Road to Here includes 3 hit singles: “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” and “Good As Gone.”

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