Alan Jackson Offers 2-Disc Hits Package

Alan Jackson will mark the 20th anniversary of the release of his debut album with a career-spanning set coming this fall. The double-disc 34 Number Ones will hit shelves Nov. 23, in time for holiday shopping. With 37 songs in all, the Sony Nashville project will also include two rare tracks, and the new single, “As She’s Walking Away,” with Zac Brown Band featuring Jackson.

Alongside Alan’s first chart-topper, 1990’s “Here in the Real World,” fans will find such enduring favorites as “Gone Country” (1995); Jackson’s poignant, GRAMMY-winning “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” (2001); the Jimmy Buffett duet “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” (2003); last year’s “Country Boy,” and many more. Also included are the beautiful “Look at Me” (previously available on the 2008 soundtrack to Billy: The Early Years) and Jackson’s never-before-released take on the classic Johnny Cash hit, “Ring of Fire.”

During his two decade career, Jackson has become one of the most successful and respected songwriter/performers in music, inspiring audiences across several generations with his modern approach to classic country. A 16-time CMA and ACM Award winner and a GRAMMY-honored songwriter, Jackson’s career to-date includes sales of more than 50 million albums.

Later this month, Jackson will add to his long list of ASCAP honors, when he is presented with the ASCAP Founders Award, recognizing him for his innovative, influential, and pioneering contributions to music, joining such past recipients as Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, and James Taylor.

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