On the 25th anniversary of the release of his first album I had the pleasure of seeing Alan Jackson. This was the first time I had seen Alan so I was very excited for the opportunity. He did not disappoint!
Overall, the best part of getting to see Alan Jackson is you know you’re in for a undeniable, true country music show. He is one of the greats of modern country. He is a member of the Class of 1989. He has 35 number ones.
One of the many things I love about country music concerts is the admiration and respect for the genre that the artists always express. Alan thanked us for the support of himself and country.
For a man supposedly of few words he sure did a lot of talking to the audience, which I thoroughly enjoyed! But I was surprised, he told us stories of some of the songs as intros and the set list allowed for showcasing each band member. There were also a lot of t-shirts thrown into the hands of the crowd. Another thing I loved was that the venue handed out posters commemorating the show as the crowd was leaving.
I thought Alan sounded great, as well as the band. They didn’t deviate too far from how the songs sound on his albums.
The openers were Brandy Clark and Jon Pardi, neither of whom I had seen before. I really enjoyed both sets, and even though they have very different styles, they bring something positive to country music. Brandy Clark has a very “what you see is what you get” aura about her, no smoke and mirrors here!