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25 Years Ago Today: Alan Jackson Signs Recording Contract

Updated: Thursday, June 26 2014, 04:15 PM CDT

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On June 26, 1989 – 25 years ago today – a then-unknown singer-songwriter from the small town of Newnan, Ga. put pen to paper and signed his first major recording contract. His name was Alan Jackson … and that "dream come true" moment set the stage for a career that Jackson – and those in the room with him – could only have imagined.

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Twenty-five years later, Jackson is still going strong. He’s sold millions of albums, scored dozens of chart-topping hits, written songs that defined a generation, and entertained country music fans around the world, and he recently announced plans for a year-long celebration of his 25th anniversary in the music business.

Jackson is working on new music that will be released in the coming months, a special 25-city, 25th anniversary tour is being planned for 2015. And on August 29th the Country Music Hall of Fame will unveil a new exhibit coinciding with Jackson’s role as the Hall’s next Artist-in-Residence.

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25 Years Ago Today: Alan Jackson Signs Recording Contract


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